BBA Online Summer Courses

Expand Your Horizons

Online summer courses offer the perfect opportunity to get ahead and prepare for the next step in your academic career. Many undergraduates use the summer to augment their credit hours, explore areas of interest and develop business skills, or make progress towards BBA core and elective requirements. BBA summer courses are open to all Emory undergraduate as well as undergraduates from other U.S. colleges and universities.
  • BBA Core Courses

  • BBA Elective Courses

  • BBA Seminars

  • BBA Prerequisite Courses

Summer Enrollment Details

  • Registration Opens Feb 23

  • All Courses Offered Online

  • Live Attendance Required

    Course times listed represent synchronous (live) class sessions requiring attendance. For courses with meeting times shorter than three hours, coursework will also include asynchronous content.
  • Maximum Summer Course Load

    Students may enroll in up to three Summer Session 1 courses, or one Maymester and one Summer Session 1 course.

Online Summer Courses

Professor Jan Barton

Jan  Barton

First Session (May 17 - June 25)
M/W 9:00 - 12:15pm
4 Credit Hours

In this course, you will learn how to read, interpret, and analyze corporate financial reports. These reports are used to assess a company’s overall performance and risk, design corporate strategy, set up and monitor contracts between the company and its stakeholders, and value these stakeholders’ claims on the company’s assets.

We will focus on three major areas:

  1. How financial statements are put together
  2. How they are typically analyzed and used in performance analysis and valuation 
  3. How common business transactions are recognized, measured, and disclosed on those financial statements.

Throughout the course, you will read and analyze the financial reports of several well-known multinational companies in a variety of industries.

Topics include:

  • The role of financial reporting in a market economy
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Measuring, reporting and analyzing a company’s operating, investing, and financing activities
  • Detecting earnings manipulation
  • Using financial ratios to evaluate and forecast a company's performance and riskiness
  • Using financial statements to value a company

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Professor Jan Barton

Jan  Barton

First Session (May 17 - June 25)
M/W 1:15 - 4:30pm
3 Credit Hours

To successfully run any kind of economic activity—whether a start-up or small family business, a large multinational firm, a nonprofit, or even a government agency—you need information to help you make the right decisions. The purpose of managerial accounting is to measure, analyze, and report both financial and nonfinancial information to help you plan, communicate, implement your organization’s strategic goals and evaluate and control its performance.

In this course, you will learn to apply widely used managerial accounting techniques. Specifically, you will learn to identify costs and benefits relevant for making economic decisions; understand the costs of providing products and services to customers; cost and price products and services to yield a desired level of profits; use cost-volume-profit relationships to assess profitability and risk; identify the most profitable customers and how to deliver more value to them; create budgets to acquire and effectively allocate an organization’s economic resources; investigate the reasons why budgets and actual results vary; evaluate the viability of long-term projects and investments; coordinate product design, production, and marketing decisions; and design management control and performance evaluation systems throughout the organization. Throughout the course, you will apply these techniques in a variety of contexts using real data of well-known firms operating around the world and across industries.

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Allison Burdette

Professor Allison Burdette

First Session (May 17-Jun 25)
M-Th 6:30 - 7:15pm or 7:30 - 8:15pm
4 Credit Hours

This course is an intensive study of topics illustrating the social, ethical, economic, and political considerations which create the legal environment as it affects business. You will learn how our legal system operate in a context that will help you to understand news, politics, and current events. You'll study how business obligations arise and learn practical advice for you personally and for any business obligations in the future. You will learn how to protect yourself from liability and what your rights are. You will also understand environmental debates in the news. Finally, you will gain a basic understanding of different business organization forms to help you think about starting a business.

Topics to be covered include: the American legal system, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, property rights, government regulation, and various forms of business organization

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Jane Hershman

Jane Hershman

First Session (May 17 - Jun 25)
F 10:30am - 12:30pm
2 Credit Hours

Professional Development is composed of a series of sessions and assignments intended to help you prepare for your career and position you for success at Goizueta and beyond. Professional Development incorporates career education and exploration with tools you'll use to successfully navigate your internship search. You will learn about different industries and functions, you will explore how your personal interests align with potential careers, you will develop and refine your personal brand, and you will sharpen your interview skills. After you complete this course, you will have a list of target companies, you will have started to build your professional network, and you will have laid the foundation for a successful internship and full-time search at Goizueta. You will have a better understanding of yourself and your interests, and you'll be able to articulate your experiences through your personal brand materials, networking, and interviews.

BUS 380 is only open to students who have been admitted to the BBA Program for a Fall 2021 start.

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Sahil Patel

First Session (May 17-June 25)
W 6:00-8:00pm
1 credit hour

Open to all class years, not just seniors!  This seminar will teach you the fundamentals of using Excel to solve problems in business settings.  It is intended for novices only and is not for students with previous finance modeling experience.  The seminar offers an engaging, hands-on format in which 90% of the class consists of students working in small groups, with frequent breaks to review the solution methodology.  The course will cover basic data, simple keyboard shortcuts to make you faster, introduction to pivot tables, simple calculation-checking techniques, marketing sizing techniques to estimate market share and breakeven analysis, adding and subtracting dates and times to build forecast models and simple forecasting techniques.

This course is recommended for students who want a basic grounding and do not yet have Excel experience.  Students may take this seminar either as a standalone or as a precursor to the Intermediate Excel seminar offered in summer session 2.

Sahil Patel is an entrepreneur and current President of ER Express, a healthcare software company.  He has 10+ years of experience in the healthcare industry in operations, decision analysis and information technology.  Prior to entering the healthcare industry, he worked as a consultant for Booz & Company/PWC and at several healthcare software companies.  Sahil holds a BBA from Goizueta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Sahil Patel

Second Session (June 28-August 6)
W 6:00-8:00pm
1 credit hour

Open to all class years, not just seniors!  This seminar covers what is typically learned in the first three months on the job about mastering the building blocks of using Excel to solve business problems.  It is an intermediate class, not an advanced one, and students with work experience at an investment bank should not enroll.  The seminar offers an engaging, hands-on format in which 90% of the class consists of students working in small groups, with frequent breaks to review the solution methodology.  The course will cover nuanced data manipulation, pivot table creation, keyboard shortcuts and alt-key techniques for formatting cells, calculation-checking techniques such as formula auditing, introduction to vlookup, and forecasting techniques that use conditional parameters.

This seminar is recommended for students who have basic Excel experience and want to improve their comfort.  It is particularly useful for those who will be pursuing a consulting, data analytics, or finance internship.  Students may take this seminar as a standalone or as a follow-on to the Beginner Excel seminar offered in Summer Session 1.  The instructor reserves the right to remove students with more advanced expertise or experience.

Sahil Patel is an entrepreneur and current President of ER Express, a healthcare software company.  He has 10+ years of experience in the healthcare industry in operations, decision analysis and information technology.  Prior to entering the healthcare industry, he worked as a consultant for Booz & Company/PWC and at several healthcare software companies.  Sahil holds a BBA from Goizueta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

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Thomas Smith

Professor Thomas Smith

First Session (May 17 - Jun 25)
T/Th 11:30am - 1:00pm
3 Credit Hours

This course covers microeconomic and macroeconomic models and theories. In microeconomics, we examine the behavior of consumers and firms. We start with a thorough analysis of markets and identify how market demand respond to changes in consumer expectations and needs and how the market supply changes as inputs fluctuate in costs. We move forward with calculating elasticities, examining the decisions of perfectly competitive markets, monopolies, and monopolistic competitive markets. These models are evaluated in a business context; the course relies heavily on cases and examples from industry. In macroeconomics, we evaluate the current state of the economy using the models and theories and up-to-date data. The macroeconomic portion of the class involves an analysis of fiscal and monetary policies and data analysis.

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Professor Steve Ahn

First Session (May 17 - Jun 25)
T/Th 5:45 - 7:15pm
3 Credit Hours

Pre-requisite: ACT 210 or Economics coursework (FIN 201, ECON 101 and 112, or AP credit)

The summer session of this course is on an accelerated, consolidated, and extremely simplified basis.

This course provides an introduction to finance and addresses the theory and practice of financial management. Key objectives of the course are to (i) provide a foundation in basic concepts of finance, including the time value of money, the role of financial markets, valuation, and portfolio theory; (ii) develop skills in financial analysis, planning, and decision-making; and (iii) expand practical awareness of the business and finance environment. Prerequisites are BUS 210 and BUS 350.

Leadership development is also an integral part of the course and the overall Goizueta mission. In this course, you should build on leadership qualities to further enable you to justifiably challenge the status quo, influence groups, manage team dynamics, and complete and present rigorous analyses.

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Professor Steve Ahn

First Session (May 17 - Jun 25)
M/W 3:00 - 4:30pm
3 Credit Hours

Pre-requisite: FIN 320 or 220

The summer session of this course is on an accelerated, consolidated, and extremely simplified basis.

This course is designed to improve understanding of the fundamental concepts of security investments particularly from a quantitative perspective. Emphasis is on developing skills for portfolio and fund management and concentrates on security analysis, valuation, and portfolio management. Additional topics are investment strategy, fixed-income, technical analysis, performance evaluation, alternative investments, market efficiency, market structure, and behavioral finance. Prerequisites: BUS 320 and descriptive statistics.

Leadership development is also an integral part of the course and the overall Goizueta mission. In this course, you should build on leadership qualities to further enable you to justifiably challenge the status quo, identify & seize opportunities, influence groups, manage team dynamics, and complete and persuasively present impactful actionable and rigorous analyses.

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Professor Klaas Baks

Klaas Baks

Maymester (May 17 - Jun 4)
M-Th 5:30 - 7:00pm
3 Credit Hours

Pre-requisite: FIN 320 or 220

The course provides an overview of the private equity industry from the perspectives of actual industry participants, primarily private equity investors, but also including limited partners, investment bankers, commercial lenders, corporate lawyers, and other advisers to private equity funds. The class covers the entire middle-market private equity transaction process, from fundraising to sourcing to structuring to value creation to exit.

Besides the academic course goals described above, this class features two parallel elements designed to advance students, career opportunities and apply students, knowledge outside the classroom:

  • Networking opportunities. Recognizing that breaking into the alternative investments industry is driven to a large extent by networking (especially for those students who do not have the "appropriate" background), this course features many industry guest speakers and dedicated networking sessions.
  • Buying a business. This class features a practical framework for buying a business with minimal out-of-pocket cash requirements that can be executed by any student in the class (indeed, several students have bought businesses using the concepts discussed in this class).

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Wenjun (Wen) Gu

Professor Wen Gu

FIrst Session (May 17 - June 25)
T/Th 1:15pm - 2:45pm
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to statistical analysis for managerial decision making. Introduces methods of data description, statistical inference, statistical modeling, and statistical decision theory. Methods applied to practical business problems.

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Steve Walton

Professor Steve Walton

FIrst Session (May 17 - June 25)
M/W 11:30am - 1:00pm
3 Credit Hours

Pre-requisite: ISOM 350 or Math 117 or AP credit

The past year has been weird. COVID-19, with its lockdowns quarantines has brought a couple of waves of challenges. The first wave included things like people running out of toilet paper, planes being grounded, and nearly every business scrambling to figure out how to keep on working during a pandemic. With a vaccine now approved, the next wave will be about how to get two doses of the vaccine into 360 million arms as quickly as possible. Process and Systems Management (PSM) can help explain and inform both of these sets of challenges. It can also help nearly every organization better plan and allocate its resources to deliver value to its customers.

Specifically, in this class we will look at how organizations of all types make decisions to align their key tasks, resources and partnerships with their customers’ needs and expectations. We will look in detail about the things that complicate these decisions and how real companies work through this. Finally we will look at how organizations can better manage and improve the processes and systems they use to serve their customers.

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Professor Benn Konsynski & Scott Blanck

First Session (May 17 - June 25)
T/Th 11:30am - 1:00pm
3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on a “maker” mindset using Python and JavaScript, code, entrepreneurship, and current tech trends. It is offered to students who have low exposure to coding and making systems, and will provide you with an understanding of how to develop or repurpose software to solve real-world issues.

Just as the industrial age required management to reflect on machines and systems for operation of their production and distribution, the contemporary manager must understand the possibilities of the digital enterprise and market. In our digital, connected, application-rich environments, humans, things and ecosystems interact according to protocols and codes that define their behavior. By building simple systems, you begin to understand how these systems operate and how they might evolve.

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Saloni Firasta Vastani

Professor Saloni Firasta Vastani

Maymester (May 17-June 4)
M-Th 1:15-2:45pm
3 Credit Hours

This class introduces the concepts and principles of marketing management. The primary thrust of this course is a framework-based analysis of marketing problems. The goal of the class is for students to learn the basics of marketing management, as well as improve their structured thinking, communication, and analytic skills.

In this course, you will learn how companies can be successful by creating and delivering value to customers. You will apply STP (segmentation, targeting, and positioning) framework to develop the overall company marketing strategy in the context of competitors, collaborators, and consumer behavior. You will understand how to use marketing mix: branding, pricing, communications strategies to capture and communicate value. You will learn about contemporary issues in marketing such as brand purpose, analytics, and social media marketing and its role in the future of business and society.

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Professor David Schweidel & Jamie Turner

FIrst Session (May 17 - June 25)
T/Th 11:30am - 1:00pm
3 Credit Hours

Corporations around the globe are using content marketing to build relationships with prospects and convert them into customers. In this course, students will learn both the theory and the practical application of content marketing and how it can be used to drive real revenue to the bottom line. The hands-on learning environment in this course is designed to prepare students for real-world scenarios to that they can contribute quickly to any corporate environment they find themselves in.

Topics covered in this course will include:

  • Using content to attract an audience
  • How to engage your audience with captivating content
  • Identifying and evaluating influencers
  • Quantifying the impact of content

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Emily Bianchi

Professor Emily Bianchi

Maymester (May 17 - June 4)
M-Th 9:45am - 12:15pm
3 Credit Hours

Organization and Management presents and integrates materials from organization and applied behavioral sciences to create a solid foundation for further study of the dynamics of management, as practiced now and with a view to the future. This course is designed to help you understand the role that people play in organizations and groups. Throughout your careers, you will work for other people, with other people, and supervise other people. Understanding the human side of organizational life is an essential component of successfully managing and succeeding in these relationships and ultimately in your career.

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behavior (OB) and management. We will focus on OB at three levels: individual, interpersonal, and collective. We will start at the individual level, covering topics such as decision-making, motivation, and personality. We will then turn to the interpersonal level and examine issues such as power, influence, and negotiations. Finally, we will move to the collective level and cover topics such as groups, organizational structure, and organizational culture.

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John Kim

Professor John Kim

Maymester (May 17 - June 4)
M-Th 9:45 - 11:15pm
3 Credit Hours

This is a course that helps you understand what strategy is and isn't. With an incredibly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) business environment, how can we better train ourselves to be thoughtful business executives? These are the types of questions we will address:

  • How is strategy different from operational efficiency?
  • How can we create a sustainable competitive advantage?
  • What made Southwest, Intel, P&G, Dell, Google, Amazon, and Tencent so successful?
  • How do network effects work? Why does this create an economic moat for Facebook?
  • There has been a rush of companies offering subscription-based services, is that strategy?

We will learn many of the management tools commonly used by executives and managers to make good decisions. We will review 10+ business cases that will help to train your eyes and ears to be a better business executive-in-training.

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Michael Sacks

Professor Michael Sacks

First Session (May 17 - June 25)
T/Th 1:15 - 4:30pm
3 Credit Hours

This course offers students an opportunity to develop negotiation skills for a global business environment. Students learn to manage conflicts with competence, fairness, and sensitivity. The course relies heavily on simulations to promote learning by doing. It provides a low-risk setting with individual feedback to help students evolve an effective negotiating style that feels natural.

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Transient Students

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For Undergraduates from other U.S. colleges & universities

Undergraduates from other U.S. colleges and universities may apply to be a non-degree seeking transient student. The student's home institution determines if the credits will be accepted and how they will be applied. Transient students should consult with their home institution prior to summer registration.

Courtesy Scholarships

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For Dependents of Emory Employees

Dependents of a current Emory employee may be eligible for the Emory Employee Courtesy Scholarship. The Courtesy Scholarship is applied to the academic fee (tuition). Emory employees who qualify for the Courtesy Scholarship benefit may apply that discount towards the tuition of their child/dependent enrolled in credit-bearing undergraduate course work. Employees should consult Emory Human Resources to find out if they qualify for a courtesy benefit.

Withdrawals & Cancellations

NOTE: Transient students must notify the Goizueta Registrar if they no longer plan to attend.

Maymester Course Enrollment

  • Cancel on or before May 17, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after May 17, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a Maymester course after May 17, 2021 must request permission from the BBA Program Office. After May 17, 2021 tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.

Session 1 Course Enrollment

  • Cancel on or before May 19, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after May 19, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services
  • The last day to withdraw with a W is June 9 for Session 1. Complete or partial tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.

Session 2 Course Enrollment

  • Cancel on or before June 30, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after June 30, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services
  • The last day to withdraw with a W is July 21 for Session 2. Complete or partial tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.

Refund Schedule

Course Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment

Please note that course offerings are subject to change/cancellation. Sometimes courses are cancelled or sections combined due to low enrollment, or on the need of the faculty. If a course is cancelled, students will be given the opportunity to enroll in an available course. Students will be notified of course changes/cancellation at the earliest opportunity.

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  • Financial Aid

    Emory students may be eligible for financial aid during summer.
  • Summer Session Costs

    $1327 per credit hour + $50 technology fee