Emory Business Institute accepting applications for non-business majors

By Patty Pohuski | Emory Report | April 17, 2018

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The Emory Business Institute offers students who are not majoring in business an opportunity to experience the Goizueta Business School curriculum. Faculty will focus on what they believe is most critical for non-business majors entering the workplace.

For students looking to add beneficial business skills to their resumes, Goizueta might have the answer.

The school is hosting its annual Emory Business Institute, providing non-business degree students with an opportunity to experience the Goizueta curriculum.

Open to all Emory and non-Emory students, the three-week, intensive academic course carries six credit hours and will teach students about marketing, accounting and finance, as well as how students can apply learned skills to practical career situations.

“There’s a lot of things that [Goizueta does] really well that non-business majors probably need,” says John Kim, lecturer in Organization & Management. “We know, even if you didn’t graduate from business school, what the business expectations are of you even though you studied history, which I think allows us to really curate what’s important rather than you trying to curate it yourself.”

Tuition for the program is Emory’s standard summer tuition rate set at $9,264, which includes all evening programming, transportation for corporate site visits, most course materials and assessment tools, all coaching, and some snack breaks and lunches. Emory faculty and staff should be aware that courtesy scholarships are accepted through the standard financial aid process.

Emory students should follow the standard class enrollment process. Non-Emory students should apply by April 20.

“I think the big takeaways for people are No. 1, it gives [students] a good business baseline understanding of the 40 things they should know before starting work across any discipline,” Kim says. “No. 2 is showing them that actually business is pretty interesting. It’s really fun and fascinating to dig into business problems.”

The course will include fast-paced lectures, cases and workshops. Faculty will focus on what they believe is the most critical for non-business majors entering the workplace, including career preparation and professional development courses to develop key skills. 

The institute will run five days a week from Tuesday, May 15, through Friday, June 1, with sessions running from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

“At the end of the day, everybody wants to work in really good jobs where you’re tackling tough problems, and usually what that means is that you need to be wise beyond your age,” Kim says. “So how do you do that? I would see this program as a platform to know the basics but also know how to educate yourself.”

For more information, contact John Kim at jkstrategy@emory.edu.