Summer Business Institute

2016 Summer Business Institute

SMU Cox Summer Business Institute

A One Month Business Certificate Program for Non-Business Majors

If you're a university student or a recent graduate seeking to strengthen your business skills, the SMU Cox Summer Business Institute is a powerful, one-month solution.

Designed for current college students with non-business majors and professionals within five years of graduation, the Institute brings you insights from the best professors from the Cox School of Business—outstanding teachers who are recognized leaders in their fields. In just four weeks, class discussions, field trips and group presentations will give you a solid background in the business basics you’ll need to launch a successful career.

Why the Cox Summer Business Institute?

As a non-business major, you’ve already decided that business won’t be the focus of your career. Your work may not be business—but make no doubt, business will be a big part of your work. From the arts to zoology, there are plans to develop, ideas to pitch, budgets to analyze and results to deliver. You may not live for business, but in today’s world, you can’t ignore it. We’ve designed the SMU Cox Summer Business Institute for student professionals just like you.

Working with SMU Cox faculty mentors, you’ll explore current business issues, analyze real-world situations and hone your teamwork and interviewing skills.

In addition to dynamic classroom learning, you’ll interact with high-profile luncheon speakers and take field trips to leading companies to see how classroom ideas translate into business realities.

At the end of the month, you and your team will deliver a formal business presentation that pulls together everything you’ve learned and experienced. The SBI certificate you earn tells potential employers that you understand the importance of business skills and care enough to secure an important credential from a leading business school.

Click here to apply now.

Participants share their thoughts about the program:

Michael Sheetz from
class of 2012
talks about his experiences with the program.

Keenan Garrett from
class of 2013
talks about his experiences with the program.

Sloan Armstrong from
class of 2013
talks about her experiences with the program.

Academic Director Dr. Hemang Desai shares his thoughts about the program: