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

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Online Summer Courses

Professor Jan Barton 


Second Session (June 29-August 6)
M/W/F 9:00 - 11:15am              
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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Usha Rackliffe

Professor Usha Rackliffe

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
T/Th 1:00 - 4:20pm
3 Credit Hours

The Personal Financial Planning course will teach students to develop a roadmap for financial success through income planning, debt management, insurance selections, and tax planning. Whether it’s buying a car or home, saving for your child’s college education, or filing your tax return, you will learn strategies to make your personal financial life as successful as your professional career.

Topics to be covered include: income planning, budgeting, management of cash flow, responsible use of debt, saving opportunities, insurance, tax planning and preparation.

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Allison Burdette

Professor Allison Burdette

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
T/Th 4:30 - 7:50pm
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 18-Jun 24)
F 10:00am - 12:45pm
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 2020 start.

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Thomas Smith

Professor Thomas Smith

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
M/W 9:00am - 12:20pm
3 Credit Hours

The Personal Financial Investing course will teach students approaches to grow their net worth over long-time horizons while managing their risk. The course focuses on explaining the different features of various financial securities and the mechanics of participating in these markets.

Topics to be covered include: stocks and the stock market, bonds, asset allocation, risk management, brokerage accounts, retirement accounts, real estate, mortgage alternatives, and behavioral finance.

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Wenjun (Wen) Gu

Professor Wen Gu

Second Session (Jun 29 - Aug 5)
M/W/F 1:30pm - 3:45pm
3 Credit Hours

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to analyzing, running and improving business operations regardless of industry. The concepts taught in this course apply broadly to management activities in areas from medicine to entertainment, and are specifically suited to assisting in the daily operations of the wide variety of other professional services that dominate the economy (e.g., financial management, law, marketing, consulting, etc.). Firms in these environments face continued competition and must continually strive to improve the way they process work in order to survive, as well as thrive. Yet improving processes fundamentally requires modifying the way resources (e.g., people and technology) are used. Therefore operations management simultaneously requires the consideration of both process-design and resource decisions. In the course, students will be expected to examine data relevant to real world business scenarios and use such data to both quantitatively and qualitatively derive and assess the effectiveness of these decisions.

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Professor Benn Konsynski & Scott Blanck

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
T/Th 9:00am - 12:20pm
3 Credit Hours

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.

This course is offered to students who have low exposure to coding and making systems. The course will provide you with an overview of coding basics and an understanding of how to develop or repurpose software to solve a real-world issue.

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Charles Frame

Professor Charles Frame

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
M/W 1:00 - 4:20pm
3 Credit Hours

The class introduces participants to concepts and principles of marketing management. It looks at the role of marketing in both new economy and old economy firms as well as in firms‟ transitioning from the old to the new. The major role of marketing in a company (or public agency) is determining, creating, communicating and delivering a value proposition that meets the needs of its customers. In addition, marketing in its boundary spanning role introduces the “voice of the customer” into the firm, helps build long-term relationships and ensures that firm‟s builds equity with its customers. The course takes as its starting point students’ every-day observations of marketing activity (e.g., advertisements and retailing) and explains the network of activities and concepts that guide these programs. The course project provides an opportunity to demonstrate creativity by developing a marketing plan for a business of your choice. This is a required course for all BBAs.

Students will acquire an understanding of the marketing process: marketplace analysis organized around the 5 C’s (context, customers, company, collaborators, competition); marketing strategy using the STP (segmentation, targeting, positioning) frame work Implementation organized around the 4 P’s (product, promotion, price, place).

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Emily Bianchi

Professor Emily Bianchi

Maymester (May 12-29)
M/T/W/Th 1:00 - 4:25pm
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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Michael Sacks

Professor Michael Sacks

First Session (May 18-Jun 24)
M/W 11:00am - 2:20pm
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.

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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