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Top Summer Courses in Business

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Many people decide to further their education on a given topic by enrolling in a summer course, or a short-term academic program intended to enhance skills in a particular subject area.

Just what is a Summer Course in Business? Designed primarily for undergraduates looking to broaden their skillsets in regards to business, these programs vary considerably in terms of content and duration. With that in mind, however, prospective students should anticipate building upon their knowledge of topics like general business practices, business ethics, business administration and accounting principles and practices. Additional attention may be given to human resources considerations, global business practices, management principles and employee-hiring practices, among other areas.

Many students find that taking a summer course helps prepare them for academic success during the regular school year. Many also report that they felt more prepared to continue their business studies after completing the summer course than they did prior.

Students interested in taking a Summer Course in Business will find broad variation among tuition costs for these programs. Because enrollment costs fluctuate due to considerations like where the school offering a program is located and how popular the program proves to be, students should contact each school of interest directly for business course tuition information.

Students who effectively complete summer business programs often do so in an effort to improve their skills before returning to the classroom fulltime. Some participants, however, choose to immediately enter the workforce and use the skills developed in the managerial course in a variety of business-related capacities. Common positions held by course participants include those of retail managers, restaurant managers, accounting assistants, administrative assistants or executive assistants, among others.

Many business summer programs are offered online by schools around the world and are listed in our comprehensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Intensive Course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Part time 3 days September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers will provide participants (whether lawyers or economists, working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of competition enforcement in merger control, by looking at established and new economic theories on mergers, the relevant empirical methods, as well as providing insightful discussions on recent high-profile merger cases in Europe and the US. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers will provide participants (whether lawyers or economists, working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of competition enforcement in merger control, by looking at established and new economic theories on mergers, the relevant empirical methods, as well as providing insightful discussions on recent high-profile merger cases in Europe and the US. The program's faculty includes leading academic and professional economists, with extensive experience in the application of economic analysis to the competition enforcement in merger cases. The course will be structured in a series of intensive sessions over two and a half days. Lecturers Giulio Federico (Head of Merger Unit, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission) Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission) Damien Neven (Professor of Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission) Aviv Nevo (G. A. Weiss and L. Bravo Weiss Professor of Economics and Marketing, University of Pennsylvania; former Chief Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice) Elena Zoido (Senior Vice President, CompassLexecon) [-]

Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Part time 5 - 10 days September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Labor-related issues have been studied in the economics profession from a number of different angles. The goal of the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School is to cover a wide range of topics in labor economics from a variety of perspectives. In particular, this summer school offers courses that will cover recent developments within the macro-labor and micro-labor contexts. In each course, both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered as well as economic policy. These courses should be of interest to graduate students or academics who want to expand their knowledge in the area and to practitioners interested in understanding the fundamentals of these issues. During the courses, faculty is available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

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Who will benefit from this program? Given the wide range of topics covered in the courses, candidates who would benefit from the labor economics summer school include: - PhD and master students in Economics (or other social sciences) who want to further their knowledge in labor issues, or whose dissertation focuses on the labor market or related topics - Researchers and professionals from public institutions and policy-oriented institutions whose work would benefit from exposure to the latest advances in academic research of the labor market or related topics - Holders of undergraduate degrees in Economics (or other social sciences) who wish to complement their background with a comprehensive overview of the labor market from a variety of perspectives [-]

International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Copenhagen Business School
Campus Full time 1 month June 2018 Denmark Copenhagen

Join ISUP, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries. [+]

The International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Join ISUP, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries.

Why choose ISUP? ISUP is a well-established programme

The International Summer University Programme (ISUP) was established in 1999, and at present, it draws approx. 2000 participants from more than 50 countries - international exchange students, free movers, students from CBS and other Danish universities as well as professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills. The Programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment and combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience.... [-]


EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS IN THE EU SUMMER COURSE

Audencia Business School
Campus Full time 1 - 8 weeks June 2018 France Nantes Toulouse + 1 more

This module is divided into two parts: the first part focuses on European business environment, and the second on effective communications. [+]

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS IN THE EU June 11 – June 15, 2018 This module is divided into two parts: the first part focuses on European business environment, and the second on effective communications. Part 1: This part focuses on the background and current position of Europe - in the aftermath of economic and ongoing euro crisis, a rising insecurity from globalization, and geopolitical threats facing the continent - to help students understand the factors and influences at work in the European business environment. Part 2: This part focuses on the creation of effective communications across differing cultures Tackled concepts Strategic analysis European Union European policies Adaptation versus standardization of communications across Europe Effectiveness and creativity Analysis of European advertising Models of advertising planning Developing a creative proposition and the role of insight. Understanding consumer values, attitudes, and behavior Researching the consumer Course leader Philip Holden, visiting professor from Greenwich University, UK.Number of credits 4ECTS; 2US. Schedule 6 sessions of 4 hours each. Evaluation Team Project Presentation: 100% This intensive program is designed for students who need additional credits or want to experience studying at Audencia before committing to a full-time schedule. Our summer term is ideal for students who want to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the European market and management practices. The program is based on a combination of coursework, company visits, and city tours. Students may complete the entire 8-week program or select weeks that fit their needs and interests. Each week, students may... [-]

Sydney Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months January 2018 Australia Sydney

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. Overview Much more than a stunning location, Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities - an international fusion of culture, languages, and ideas with nearly five million residents. Sydney is both energetic and engaging, a hub for innovation across a number of industries. Spend endless hours exploring Sydney’s famous beaches and coastal walks. The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour await, a playground for Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Bordering Sydney harbour you’ll find national parks, World Heritage sites, hidden beaches, and abundant Aboriginal heritage. At night, take in a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, enjoy a meal at a historic Sydney pub, or delve into Sydney’s live music scene. An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. IES interns Down Under have been placed in an array of industries and work settings. Recent placement experiences include: Social Media Marketing for Let’s Go Surfing at Bondi beach, blogging about the best in Sydney food, art and fashion for a leading PR firm, interning at the Sydney Film Festival, coordinating events on Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook Cruises, and working at the Sydney branch of the American Chamber of Commerce You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work up to 35 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest match between your... [-]

Shanghai Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 8 weeks September 2018 China Shanghai

Intern in the financial hub and largest city of China—Shanghai. This thoroughly modern city, nicknamed “the Paris of the East”, features a heavy influence from Western business, culture, and architecture. As an IES intern in Shanghai, you’ll be fully immersed in the multicultural life of this metropolis. [+]

Overview Intern in the financial hub and largest city of China—Shanghai. This thoroughly modern city, nicknamed “the Paris of the East”, features a heavy influence from Western business, culture, and architecture. As an IES intern in Shanghai, you’ll be fully immersed in the multicultural life of this metropolis. Imagine heading to work by ferry, subway, bus, or foot. Then later enjoying lunch from any one of the 23 Chinese provinces or cuisine from more than 20 countries. An IES Internship in Shanghai develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Shanghai. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. Upon arrival you will spend two weeks at a Donghua University taking a Mandarin language class, before going to your six-week internship site. The language course may also be continued throughout the duration of the program. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply. Business... [-]

Santiago Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months February 2018 Chile Santiago

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Spanish language proficiency and fluency. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. Overview Witness the continued economic growth that has transformed this capital city into a financial, political, and cultural hub for Chile and South America. Home to more than five million people, Santiago is Chile’s industrial and financial center, and has a dynamic business sector, as well. Commute to work via the bus or metro, and step out for a lunch of caldillo de congrio (a traditional fish stew) or empanadas at the Mercado Central. An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Spanish language proficiency and fluency. You’ll be guaranteed* an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Santiago. Before you go, we will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You will also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. An optional 3-credit language course is also offered, the placement for which is determined by an online predeparture language... [-]

Rome Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months October 2018 Italy Rome

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. [+]

Overview Why Rome? The city is virtually an outdoor museum and history lesson with streets filled with ancient buildings, statues, and monuments: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican. Rome is home to both multi-national organizations and many smaller, family-owned companies. Rome, with 2,500 years of history, is the apex for archaeology, art, and museums in Italy. Walk to work or take the Metropolitana (subway), bus, or tram. Lunch is a culinary indulgence of fresh pastas, seafood, and, of course, pizza. An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. You’ll be guaranteed* an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Rome. Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:... [-]

Paris Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 France Paris

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. Overview Intern in one of the world's highest regarded cities for culture and international business. Walk or take the bus through the city’s vibrant streets, or hop on the Métro to get to work. Lunchtime means quiche or a sandwich au jambon in a nearby café, followed by a leisurely espresso or tea. An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You'll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. Spend your free time checking neighborhoods off your to-explore list: The Marais, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and more all await. Save time for field trips outside the city to places like Giverny and Reims. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply. Art Galleries Business Fashion International Aid Language Instruction Marketing Media & Communications Not-for-Profit Organizations Tourism Don’t... [-]

New York Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 8 - 10 weeks September 2018 USA Upper East Side

Intern in this amazing metropolis, a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. [+]

Overview Intern in this amazing metropolis, a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. Lunch might be a pastrami sandwich or a knish from a traditional Jewish deli, a slice of classic New York-style pizza, or a fresh and exotic concoction from a trendy juice bar. An IES internship in New York City develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market. Whether you enroll in the 8- or 10-week program, you'll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what's available via IES Internships in New York. Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your resume, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. Spend your free time taking a green stroll around New York's elevated park, the High Line; relax on a Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan; shop in SoHo, explore the Lower East Side, walk or bike across the Brooklyn Bridge, take in a Broadway... [-]

Milan Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months October 2018 Italy Milan

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. [+]

Overview

Why Milan? Business, fashion, and design all converge in Milan— Italy’s second largest city—where old Italian tradition blends with modern innovation. Be inspired by Milan’s notable institutions, from the Teatro alla Scala to the Borsa Italiana, Italy’s main stock exchange. How will a full-time internship program in Italy’s business capital transform you? You can practically feel Italy’s pulse in fast-paced Milan. Getting to work is a breeze with the tram, subway, and bus systems. For lunch, grab a quick pasta al pesto with your coworkers, fill up on risotto alla Milanese, or the region’s famed ossobuco. An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. Speak with an IES Internships Advisor to learn more. You’ll be guaranteed* an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Milan. Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. With IES Internships’ dedicated... [-]


London Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

An IES internship in London develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Overview

There’s no doubt that this bustling city, rich with history, culture, and diversity will transform you.Take the Tube to work or a double decker bus. Grab some fish and chips for lunch. Experience all this global center of business, culture, architecture, and learning has to offer. An IES internship in London develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in London. You also will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. Before you depart, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.... [-]


Dublin Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin

An IES internship develops your professional skills, gives you the ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. Overview Experience this city’s vibrant business environment that has emerged as part of Ireland’s economic recovery. Walk to work through Dublin’s historic streets or take a double-decker bus, the tram, Dart, or Metro. Linger over a lunch of shepherd’s pie or Irish salmon. An IES internship develops your professional skills, gives you the ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Dublin. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply. Accounting Arts Administration Business Communications Education Administration Entrepreneurship Event Management Finance Human Resources Journalism Marketing Media Politics Social Entrepreneurship Social Outreach Technology Theatre Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Dublin City: Dublin Country: Ireland Program Credits: 3 or 6 credits Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your... [-]

Chicago Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 USA Chicago

An IES internship in Chicago develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Overview Intern in this beautiful city on the shore of Lake Michigan, home to major global corporations and companies, with fantastic architecture, green parks, sandy beaches, great food, and exciting nightlife. Walk, bike, or take the "L" (the elevated and underground subway system) to work in this dynamic city of bold skyscrapers and major cultural events. For lunch, you can sample staples like deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Grab a bag of caramel corn on the way back to the office for dessert! An IES internship in Chicago develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You'll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what's available via IES Internships in Chicago. Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. Spend your free time exploring the many world-class museums, numerous neighborhoods, or some of the 580 parks and beaches, including the 696-an elevated park built upon an abandoned train line. Root for the Cubs at historic Wrigley Field on the north side or the White Sox at the modern U.S. Cellular Field on... [-]

Cape Town Summer – Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months February 2018 South Africa Cape Town

An IES internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2018. Overview Home to 3.7 million residents in its metropolitan area, Cape Town is a fusion of languages, cultures and religions and the economic hub of Cape Colony. Take in the scenic views of mountains and coastline on your commute. Start your day with coffee and a koeksister (South African doughnut). For lunch, share a large Gatsby sandwich with a colleague. An IES internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid summer internship in Cape Town, where you’ll work up to 32 hours a week at a local business or organization. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available for internships in Cape Town. Before you depart to intern in Cape Town, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. After the work week, spend your free time exploring local gems like Greenmarket Square, Old Biscuit Mill, and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site). Take full advantage of South Africa’s beautiful climate and geography by hiking Table Mountain, visiting Lion’s Head, hanging out with the penguins at Boulders Beach or walking along the scenic shores of Camps Bay. PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past... [-]