Emory Business Institute

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR CAREER IMPACT

May 15-June 1, 2018

The Emory Business Institute is a business boot camp for non-business majors. Over 3 weeks, you experience life as a business school student, learning essential business concepts all graduates should know.

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After speaking with both recruiters and alumni in these fields, we have taken the most important concepts and skills that our Goizueta students learn and provide you with a 3-week, intense crash-course of learning. Yes, you will learn marketing, accounting, and finance, but more importantly, you will learn how to apply that learning to practical career situations.

Corporate recruiters often tell us that they seek graduates who:

  • Understand the business environment and can ask insightful questions
  • Demonstrate professionalism and self-awareness
  • Actively seek feedback and show that they are coachable
  • Ask great questions and can think about their thinking

This 3-week program will provide you a better grasp of fundamental business concepts, practical skills used for interviews, and the confidence to perform well at your first job after graduating.

Questions? Email us

While there is no typical candidate, successful Emory Business Institute applicants possess solid academic record and a passion for collaboration and teamwork. Candidates are rising juniors/seniors, and non-business college graduates who are within 3 years of graduation. International students are welcome to apply. Interested students should enroll in BUS302 & BUS309.

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DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS

Emory students are not required to submit an application; they should follow the standard class enrollment process.

Non-Emory students are requested to complete the following application by April 20, 2018. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. Early application is encouraged as space in the program is limited. All accepted applicants must submit a $500 deposit by May 1, 2018 to secure their space in the program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

  • Completed application form
  • One page resume or list of college-level activities
  • Official college transcripts, if not currently attending Emory University
  • Optional response to the short topics given in the application
  • Emory's Summer Tuition & Financial Aid

TUITION

Tuition for the program is Emory's standard summer tuition rate. Program cost for Summer 2018 is $9,264. The cost of the 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.

HOUSING

Room and Board is estimated to be $1,300. Most students opt to stay on campus to fully engage in the experience. For information about on-campus housing, please visit the Summer Intern Housing Program for rate and location information.

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 qualify for courtesy scholarship through Emory employees will be eligible.

The Emory Business Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors. The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate. The program will provide students with a foundation in business concepts and practical professional development. Goizueta Business School faculty will engage students with fast-paced lectures, cases and workshops. In particular, the faculty will focus on what they believe is most critical for non-business majors entering the workplace. The academic courses provide students with a basic understanding and familiarity with the language of business. Career preparation and professional development courses will develop key skills in resume and interviewing skills and expose students to different career paths and networking opportunities.

CALENDAR & PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Emory Business Institute will run five days a week, for three weeks, from Tuesday, May 15 through Friday, June 1. Unless otherwise noted, morning sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Week 1
  • Overview and Introduction
  • Understanding Organizations
  • Business Data Training
  • Accounting Basics
  • Working in teams
Week 2
  • Marketing
  • Business Communications
  • Finance
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Operations
  • Negotiations
  • Networking 101 and Leveraging Social Media
  • Individual coaching
Week 3
  • Social and Legal Environment of Business
  • Excel and Modeling
  • Presentation Skills
  • Understanding Advertising
  • Finance
  • Interview & Resume workshop
  • Final Presentation

The Emory Business Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors. The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate. 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 organization. The institute includes an interdisciplinary course with an applied practicum as well as seminars focused on career preparation and professional development. While there is no typical day at the Emory Business Institute, each day will be active and engaging. Here is a peek into what you might expect:

Time Event
8:00am Wake up, head to breakfast in Cox Dining Hall
9:30-11:00am Competitive Analysis and Strategy Class
11:00am-12:30pm Work on team assignment
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-2:30pm Networking and Social Media Class
2:30-3:30pm Networking Simulation
3:30-5:00pm Study group meeting
5:00pm Free time
6:30pm Group dinner with classmates and faculty
7:00pm More study group time - work on homework assignments and group project
8:00pm Prepare case reading for tomorrow

After speaking with both recruiters and alumni in these fields, we have taken the most important concepts and skills that our Goizueta students learn and provide you with a 3-week, intense crash-course of learning. Yes, you will learn marketing, accounting, and finance, but more importantly, you will learn how to apply that learning to practical career situations.

Corporate recruiters often tell us that they seek graduates who:

  • Understand the business environment and can ask insightful questions
  • Demonstrate professionalism and self-awareness
  • Actively seek feedback and show that they are coachable
  • Ask great questions and can think about their thinking

This 3-week program will provide you a better grasp of fundamental business concepts, practical skills used for interviews, and the confidence to perform well at your first job after graduating.

Questions? Email us

While there is no typical candidate, successful Emory Business Institute applicants possess solid academic record and a passion for collaboration and teamwork. Candidates are rising juniors/seniors, and non-business college graduates who are within 3 years of graduation. International students are welcome to apply. Interested students should enroll in BUS302 & BUS309.

Apply Now

DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS

Emory students are not required to submit an application; they should follow the standard class enrollment process.

Non-Emory students are requested to complete the following application by April 20, 2018. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. Early application is encouraged as space in the program is limited. All accepted applicants must submit a $500 deposit by May 1, 2018 to secure their space in the program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

  • Completed application form
  • One page resume or list of college-level activities
  • Official college transcripts, if not currently attending Emory University
  • Optional response to the short topics given in the application
  • Emory's Summer Tuition & Financial Aid

TUITION

Tuition for the program is Emory's standard summer tuition rate. Program cost for Summer 2018 is $9,264. The cost of the 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.

HOUSING

Room and Board is estimated to be $1,300. Most students opt to stay on campus to fully engage in the experience. For information about on-campus housing, please visit the Summer Intern Housing Program for rate and location information.

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 qualify for courtesy scholarship through Emory employees will be eligible.

The Emory Business Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors. The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate. The program will provide students with a foundation in business concepts and practical professional development. Goizueta Business School faculty will engage students with fast-paced lectures, cases and workshops. In particular, the faculty will focus on what they believe is most critical for non-business majors entering the workplace. The academic courses provide students with a basic understanding and familiarity with the language of business. Career preparation and professional development courses will develop key skills in resume and interviewing skills and expose students to different career paths and networking opportunities.

CALENDAR & PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Emory Business Institute will run five days a week, for three weeks, from Tuesday, May 15 through Friday, June 1. Unless otherwise noted, morning sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Week 1
  • Overview and Introduction
  • Understanding Organizations
  • Business Data Training
  • Accounting Basics
  • Working in teams
Week 2
  • Marketing
  • Business Communications
  • Finance
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Operations
  • Negotiations
  • Networking 101 and Leveraging Social Media
  • Individual coaching
Week 3
  • Social and Legal Environment of Business
  • Excel and Modeling
  • Presentation Skills
  • Understanding Advertising
  • Finance
  • Interview & Resume workshop
  • Final Presentation

The Emory Business Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors. The program carries six academic credit hours and leads to a certificate. 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 organization. The institute includes an interdisciplinary course with an applied practicum as well as seminars focused on career preparation and professional development. While there is no typical day at the Emory Business Institute, each day will be active and engaging. Here is a peek into what you might expect:

Time Event
8:00am Wake up, head to breakfast in Cox Dining Hall
9:30-11:00am Competitive Analysis and Strategy Class
11:00am-12:30pm Work on team assignment
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-2:30pm Networking and Social Media Class
2:30-3:30pm Networking Simulation
3:30-5:00pm Study group meeting
5:00pm Free time
6:30pm Group dinner with classmates and faculty
7:00pm More study group time - work on homework assignments and group project
8:00pm Prepare case reading for tomorrow

Faculty

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

Business Institute FAQ

This program is specifically designed for rising juniors and seniors with non-business studies who would like better business preparation for the job market. The goal is to provide a fast-paced, condensed, business boot camp for non-business majors. Freshman and sophomores with demonstrated academic performance may also apply.

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

Yes, we welcome applications from rising juniors to candidates who have graduated from college within the past three years that are pursuing degrees in non-business fields or working in non-business careers.

Classes begin Tuesday, May 15 and end Friday, June 1.

Class meets from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each weekday. There is also one special program in the evening each week.

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 2018-19 Profile and FAFSA on file. Students who are not currently attending Emory but qualify for courtesy scholarships may also apply.

The Emory Business Institute is 6 credit hours.

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

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

The Emory Business Institute courses are 6 credit hours total, charged at the same rate as Emory summer school tuition and fees. On campus housing is additional. More information can be found at http://summerprograms.emory.edu/tuition/index.html

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 Emory Business Institute, they are still eligible to apply to Goizueta at a later date. Participation will not impact 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.

Yes. The six credit hours will count towards degree.

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

Yes. Business Institute housing is at the Clairmont Campus. The cost is approximately $1,300.

Applications are due April 20, 2018. After that date, applications will be taken on a space available basis.