Summer course in Business

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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IPAG Business School
Campus Full time 21 - 36 hours June 2018 France Paris Nice + 1 more

Add to your academic credits this summer while enjoying Paris [+]

Add to your academic credits this summer while enjoying Paris/Nice

Discover Nice, Monaco and the Riviera! Discover the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and all the monuments in Paris! From Nice and Paris, it’s easy to travel in Europe.

Choose 2 courses from:

Business Strategy (6 ECTS) 36 hours Luxury Brand Management (6 ECTS) 36 hours French Culture and Civilisation (4 ECTS) 21 hours French Language for beginners (4 ECTS) 21 hours

Activities

Welcome and farewell events Wine and cheese tasting City and enterprise visits Museums and perfume manufacturers tour Duration

21-36 hours

Cost & Fees

€ 2,200 covering tuition fees, course material, activities and company visits, bus pass € 2,000: Special discount for 5 students from the same university € 1,000 deposit to be paid before April... [-]


Sydney Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months January 2019 Australia Sydney Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Shanghai Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 8 weeks September 2018 China Shanghai Hong Kong + 1 more

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.... [-]


Santiago Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months February 2018 Chile Santiago Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

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 test. With IES Abroad’s dedicated... [-]


Rome Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months October 2018 Italy Rome Hong Kong + 1 more

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 of archaeology, art, and museums in Italy. Walk to work or take the Metropolitana (subway), bus, or tram. Lunch is a culinary indulgence of fresh pasta, 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... [-]


Paris Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 France Paris Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


New York Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 8 - 10 weeks September 2018 USA Upper East Side Hong Kong + 1 more

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... [-]


Milan Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 Italy Milan Hong Kong + 1 more

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 September 2018 United Kingdom London Hong Kong + 1 more

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 Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Chicago Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 USA Chicago Hong Kong + 1 more

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 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 September 2018 South Africa Cape Town Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

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 students have interned in the... [-]


Barcelona Summer - Internship

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona Hong Kong + 1 more

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. [+]

Overview

With great influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts, Barcelona has made its mark as a major player in the global market. Walk to work or take the metro, bus, or tram through this remarkable city of architectural and cultural wonders. Lunch is always an opportunity to sample the best of Mediterranean fare: delicious tapas, the freshest seafood, and Crema Catalana for dessert! 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 22 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 Barcelona. 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. When you arrive, the staff at our Barcelona Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Barcelona Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES... [-]


Cologne International Summer University (CISU)

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 10 days October 2018 Germany Cologne

The Cologne International Summer University (CISU) is an annual four-week programme targeted at international and Cologne students, giving them the opportunity to participate in exciting and challenging courses conducted by international faculty and benefit from a rich social programme as well as company visits. [+]

The Cologne International Summer University (CISU) is an annual four-week programme targeted at international and Cologne students, giving them the opportunity to participate in exciting and challenging courses conducted by international faculty and benefit from a rich social programme as well as company visits.

Taking place in one of Germany's most vibrant cities, CISU offers international BSc and MSc students an attractive choice of courses from the areas of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. All courses carry 6 ECTS and are taught in English by international faculty.

The MBA and MSc courses for CISU 2017 are now available via our course database (see top right on this page). BSc courses are partially online and more will follow during this month.... [-]


Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students

George Washington University, Summer & Non-Degree Programs
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. [+]

Summer Programs for High School Students

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with the real-world practice.

Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.... [-]