Summer Business Institute

Summer Business Institute

The program is designed to provide students with an overview of the functional areas of business and the foundations of management as they apply to any profit or non-profit organization. The institute includes an interdisciplinary course with an applied practicum as well as a seminar focused on career preparation and professional development.

The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate.

Click here to read about the 2012 Summer Business Institute in the Emory Report.

Eligibility

Rising juniors and seniors in Emory College who would like to develop management knowledge relevant to their current areas of study or would like to expand their career prospects by familiarizing themselves with business fundamentals are eligible for the program. Students who attend other universities can also apply.

Enrollment

Informational sessions will be conducted on campus in February, and the deadline for applications is April 1, 2014. Classes begin on May 14 and run through June 4.

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For more information, email Carisa Benton or call (404) 727-0804.

Calendar

The Summer Business Institute will run five days a week, for three weeks, from Wednesday, May 14 through Wednesday, June 4. Unless otherwise noted, morning Sessions will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Additional sessions are as follows:

Week 1

  • Thursday evening session, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Week 2

  • Tuesday afternoon session, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday evening session, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Site Visits

Week 3

  • Monday evening session, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday afternoon session is 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Team presentations and closing ceremony

Cost

Tuition

Tuition for the program will be charged at Emory's summer tuition rate. Please visit Emory's summer tuition and financial aid page for further information. The cost of the Summer Business Institute includes all additional evening programming, transportation for corporate site visits, most course materials and assessment tools, all coaching, and some snack breaks and lunches.

Financial Aid

For students at Emory, Financial Aid may be available based on eligibility. Aid will be given as a percentage of grant against tuition. Students must apply for scholarship to the program, and FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility. Students from outside of Emory are not eligible to receive need-based aid, but students who are eligible to receive courtesy scholarship through Emory employees will be eligible.

Housing

Emory University Conference Services offers housing for a separate fee to any student from outside the Atlanta area. Typical Housing costs for three weeks is approximately $1200.

Curriculum

The Goizueta Summer Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors.

The program is designed to provide students with an overview of the functional areas of business and the foundations of management as they apply to any profit or non-profit organization. The institute includes an interdisciplinary course with an applied practicum as well as a seminar focused on career preparation and professional development.

The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate.

Rising juniors and seniors in Emory College who would like to develop management knowledge relevant to their current areas of study or would like to expand their career prospects by familiarizing themselves with business fundamentals are eligible for the program. Students who attend other universities can also apply.

Fundamentals of Business Topics:

Week 1

  • Overview and Introduction
  • Management I: Organizational Dynamics Overview of financial statements
  • Marketing I: Fundamentals
  • Finance I: Basics

Week 2

  • Strategy I: Introduction
  • Operations Management
  • Venture creation
  • Finance II: Valuation
  • Management II: Leadership

Week 3

  • Marketing II: Segmentation and targeting
  • Legal Environment and Intellectual Property
  • Excel and Modeling
  • Strategy II: Industry Analysis and strategic execution
  • Team Presentations (full day)

Assessment

Grades will be based on a series of quick quizzes following most academic sessions (40% total), two (2) weekly reflection papers (20% total), team venture presentation and deck (20%) and participation and engagement in the class (20%).

Professional Exploration Topics

Week 1

  • Resume workshop
  • Business Communication Essentials
  • Research Tools for Strategic Investigation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Career Coaching

Week 2

  • Birkman Assessment
  • Team Building Immersion exercise
  • Company Site Visits (full day)
  • Networking Skills

Week 3

  • Creating Proformas
  • Interview coaching
  • Delivering Plans and Pitches
  • Group Project Work Sessions
  • Closing ceremony

Assessment

This seminar is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Credit will be based on active involvement, attitude, and attendance.

Evening Sessions

Week 1 - Innovation Roundtables and Alumni Mixer

Week 2 - Business Etiquette Dinner

Week 3 - Improvisation: Thinking on the Fly

Assessment

This seminar is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Credit will be based on active involvement, attitude, and attendance.

Faculty

The Goizueta Summer Institute will be led by a series of distinguished scholars and outstanding teachers. This Program offers truly unique exposure to an extraordinary array of faculty. Subject to revision, the following faculty will be teaching in the program.

Bendoly Elliot Bendoly, Caldwell Research Fellow, Associate Professor, ISOM
Burdette Allison Burdette, Associate Professor, Business Law
Epstein Molly Epstein, Associate Professor, Business Communication
Gilkey Rick Gilkey, Professor, Organization & Management
Goetz Charles Goetz, Distinguished Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Green Clifton Green, Associate Professor, Finance
Hamilton Ryan Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Hershatter Andrea Hershatter, Senior Associate Dean, Senior Lecturer, Organization & Management
Hill Earl Hill, Senior Lecturer, Organization & Management
Kazanjian Rob Kazanjian, Vice Dean of Programs, Professor, Organization & Management
Killaly Brad Killaly, Associate Professor, Organization & Management
Noonan Patrick Noonan, Associate Professor, ISOM
Sacks Michael Sacks, Associate Professor, Organization & Management
Sevier Mary Sevier, Lecturer, Accounting
Shah Reshma Shah, Assistant Professor, Marketing

The following Goizueta Business School staff members will be teaching professional development sessions:

Barefoot Julie Barefoot, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions
Allison Gilmore, Director of the PhD Program, Chief Improv Officer, DuMore Improv
Anne Kocurek, Director, BBA Career Counseling
Lee Pasackow, Goizueta Business Librarian

We are also pleased to bring Montara Farm's world-class team building facilitators to the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

This program is specifically designed for rising juniors and seniors in Emory College who would like to develop management knowledge relevant to their current areas of study or would like to expand their career prospects by familiarizing themselves with business fundamentals are eligible for the program. Freshman and sophomores, as well as students who attend other universities can also apply.

Do I need a background in business or coursework in business?

No. This program assumes no prior business knowledge or coursework.

Can I take this program if I am a graduating senior?

Yes, we will allow students who have completed all of their graduation requirements by the end of Spring 2014 to participate in the program.

When does the Summer Institute begin and end?

Classes begin Wednesday, May 14 and end Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

What days/times do classes meet?

Class meets from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. each weekday. There is also one special program in the evening each week.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available for students attending Emory University. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who qualify for financial aid during the academic year. Students must have a 2012-13 Profile and FAFSA on file. Students who are not currently attending Emory but qualify for courtesy scholarships may also apply.

How many credit hours will I earn for a course?

The Summer Institute is 6 credit hours.

Can I also take a Maymester or First Session summer class?

No, because the sessions overlap, you may not take a Maymester or Session I class in conjunction with a Summer Institute class.

Can I also take a Second Session summer class?

Yes. You may register for a Session II summer class once OPUS opens.

How much does it cost?

The Summer Institute courses are 6 credit hours total, charged at the same rate as Emory summer school tuition and fees. On campus housing is additional.

What if I want to also get my BBA from Goizueta?

This program is an overview of business, and students who are pursuing their Bachelor of Business Administration at the Goizueta Business School will pursue much more in-depth coursework as part of their degree requirements. However, if a student participates in the Summer Institute, they are still eligible to apply to Goizueta at a later date. Participation will not impact admission to the BBA Program.

Does it help with admission to the BBA Program?

No. This program is designed to give students exposure to business, but is not considered a part of the pre-requisite coursework for the BBA Program.

Can I use the credits towards my Emory College or Oxford College degree?

Yes. The six credit hours will count towards degree.

How do I transfer credit to my home school?

All students should confirm that their home school will accept transfer credits. For more information about the process, click here.

Is housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes. Summer Institute housing is at the Clairmont Campus. The cost is approximately $1,200.

When are applications due?

Applications are due April 1, 2014. After that date, applications will be taken on a space available basis.