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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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London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education

Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This sum ... [+]

Summer Business School

Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This summer course is career-oriented and very practical: one day per week is dedicated to company visits.

Summer Business School consists of three courses:

Strategic Management and Leadership Corporate Finance in Practice Global Marketing Practice

Secure your place for the Summer Business School at LSBF Executive Education: you will gain key skills and enjoy London in July.

Course Requirements English language – Common European Framework (CEF) Level B2* or equivalent (all teaching and learning materials are provided in English only) ... [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
TOChina HUB

The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power ... [+]

Essential business training for new Silk Road managers & entrepreneurs

The 7th edition of CMBP is hosted by Peking University and takes place across Beijing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen (China) from July 19th to August 23rd, 2019

The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power group of prospective managers and entrepreneurs with strategic skills in the areas of business internationalization, cross-cultural management and creative entrepreneurship, with a focus on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The CMBP curriculum has been specially developed by an international team of scholars of contemporary China together with European executive education specialists and China-based professionals. All faculty members are accomplished business executives, legal professionals, and academics from some of the world’s best universities and most dynamic companies.... [-]

China Beijing Chongqing Shenzhen
July 2019
Full-time
5 weeks
Campus
EU Business School

The EU International Summer School is an intense three-week program specifically designed for high school students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing a career in b ... [+]

The EU International Summer School is an intense three-week program specifically designed for high school students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing a career in business and want to experience university life prior to application.

The academic content has been adapted from EU’s undergraduate offerings to provide you with the opportunity to prepare for your academic and professional future. All courses are taught in English by high-quality professors and business leaders, the same that teach in EU’s top-ranked degree programs. By joining the program, you will gain insight into the global business while connecting with people from different cultures and enjoying your summer break in the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
ABC Business Academy

Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur with a great business idea, but you don’t know how to start and bring it to life? Are you a business innovator with entrepreneurial ... [+]

Education that's practical! Apply today and become a part of our family all over the world! We deliver 21st-century education for the next generation of CEO's & Entrepreneurs.

Why Toronto Business Academy?

Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur with a great business idea, but you don’t know how to start and bring it to life? Are you a business innovator with entrepreneurial skills, who is still searching for your dream job position? In both cases, our summer program Toronto Business Academy is an excellent springboard for you. With a combination of interactive lectures focusing on entrepreneurship and international business and guest speakers, mentors, and coaches who are leaders in Canadian industry, you will be able to develop practical business skills you will need to start up your career. Want to learn how to develop and pitch your business idea in front of real investors? Or maybe are you interested in experiencing the everyday business environment of successful companies like Twitter, Linkedin, Toronto Stock Exchange, etc?... [-]

Canada Toronto
July 2019
Full-time
21 days
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This programme is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are interested in a future career in the field of business and the economy. ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Business 2019.

This programme is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are interested in a future career in the field of business and the economy.

The four areas that the course intends to address include the following:

Provide insight into careers in industry and the economy both in the UK and internationally. Explore different areas of study concerned with Business, Management & Economy. Learn about the foundations, relationships and stakeholders in the trade industry and economy, including how it relates to policy. Preparation for life as a student at highly rated Russel Group University and elsewhere.

The course is an opportunity for high school students and equivalents around the world to get together and learn about their potential futures, giving everyone a real insight into what it takes to work in the profession of business in today’s times and what they should expect in their future studies.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
July 2019
Full-time
Campus
University Bocconi

If you're interested in further developing your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects, you can do s ... [+]

Summer School Start making plans for this summer!

If you're interested in further developing your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects, you can do so right in the heart of Milan.

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It's a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning.

Courses are held in innovative multimedia spaces with teaching materials and tools available to you online at any time. To keep you anchored to the real world, each course curriculum includes company visits and teamwork on real-life business cases and situations, putting to the test your problem-solving and soft skills and creativity. The courses' emphasis on working in teams will allow you to meet, socialize with and learn from carefully selected bright and dynamic young people with a lot of talent to share.... [-]

Italy Milan
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helpi ... [+]

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on. Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program. During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc. The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.... [-]

China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IPAG Business School

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... [-]

France Paris Nice
June 2019
Full-time
21 - 36 hours
Campus
Novosibirsk State University

There is the St Nikolas chapel in the center of Novosibirsk City. City legend says that the chapel is a symbol of the geographical center of Russia. The truth or not – ma ... [+]

Who are we?

Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.

The main areas of training and research:

Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology... [-]

Russia Novosibirsk
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES internship develops your professional skills, gives you the ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your car ... [+]

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.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
May 2019
Full-time
2 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

Design Thinking is a human-centric group of work processes and frameworks that help identify, develop and deliver on these concepts creatively and efficiently. ... [+]

Innovation. Problem-solving. Creativity. Co-Creation. Customer value. These concepts have a tremendous impact in today’s business strategy. They are the ingredients that spur new growth opportunities, optimize business processes and create strong connections with customers. They are obvious, yet diffuse. We see these words everywhere we look today.

But what do they really define? Are they real? Do they have any real impact on business or are they just a series of trendy words slapped on company slogans, advertisements, and annual reports?

Design Thinking is a human-centric group of work processes and frameworks that help identify, develop and deliver on these concepts creatively and efficiently. Real innovation delivers real results. Results in introducing new product-service experiences to create value in a business, in understanding the changing customer expectations or in expanding existing markets. In essence, developing meaningful design solutions through a design thinking approach, co-created with all stakeholders, results in business transformation. This course is designed for the professional who is looking to better define, shape and implement innovative strategies in their respective ecosystems and deliver higher value to their businesses.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Go For it Brussels

Why not use your summer to advance your resume and get real-life experience in the domain you are interested in? Brussels is the cosmopolitan melting pot of Europe, a gre ... [+]

Aren’t you tired of browsing job adverts that require experience? And how are you supposed to GET experience anyway?

We can help

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in a university in the EU, or in Norway or Switzerland, this is the program for you! We will help you transition smoothly from the academic to the professional world.

What you get:

an internship placement in your area of interest: we will find it for you, after consulting you: no need to send 100 applications career development coaching: from cv and cover letter optimisation to advice on your LinkedIn profile, we will coach you on finding and presenting your strengths and pinpointing the value you can bring local orientation and advice, so you never feel lost in an unfamiliar jungle: you will always have a friendly person to call if you want help or advice Start in pole position ... [-]
Belgium Brussels
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 - 6 months
Campus
Ibmec

The Ibmec International Academy 2017 is an intensive business course for undergraduate and graduate students, in which the student will have one week of classes during th ... [+]

The Ibmec International Academy 2017 is an intensive business course for undergraduate and graduate students, in which the student will have one week of classes during the month of July 2017 at the Ibmec Business School, located in Rio de Janeiro. It aims to organize the various aspects of business world in a booming country such as Brazil. Covering Financial Markets, Foreign Trade, Law, Logistical aspects and not only through an economic view but from a political perspective. Given the strength of the country in the sports field, we also offer a course focused on sports management and its business industry.

COURSES

Business in Brazil (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazilian Law (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazil: Past, Present and Future (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Sports Management (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Financial Markets (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS) Brazilian Logistics (20 hours workload, 3 ECTS)... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
March 2020
Full-time
1 week
Campus
SHU-UTS SILC Business School

The aim of the SILC summer school is to provide you with a first-hand economic, cultural & social experience of China. ... [+]

Summer Course

Apply Now for Summer 2017

The aim of the SILC summer school is to provide you with a first-hand economic, cultural & social experience of China.

The Chinese classes, business lectures and industry field trips ensure you have a good understanding of the business communities in China’s rapidly growing economy. You will visit cultural centres in Shanghai and discover the underlying values of Chinese culture and history. During your first week in the summer school, you will be located in Jiading campus, which offers the unique combination of a modern city and a traditional old town. In the second week, you will be accommodated in our Yanchang campus, five stops on the metro from the heart of the world-famous metropolis that is Shanghai. ... [-]

China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
Autonomous University of Madrid - Summer School of Economics and Business

Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economi ... [+]

Spend your summer studying in Madrid!

We invite you to embark on this life-changing journey to gain a new perspective on your studies, make new friends from all over the world, immerse yourself in a different culture, and discover something new about yourself! Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.

Summer School of Economics and Business targets international and domestic students keen to gain academic enrichment in Management of Public Environmental Policies, Environmental Taxation, Climate Change Economics, Global Marketing Management, and other cutting-edge economic disciplines.... [-]

Spain Madrid
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus