Business & Management Track

The people, the internship, and the coursework were all excellent. At my internship, I learned skills that I can easily apply to any work experience I have in the future. This is a program every college student should consider.


With an economy driven by industries such as financial services, health care and life sciences, high technology, higher education, consulting, and visitor services, Boston boasts a thriving business community with strong national and international ties.

The Business & Management Track is divided into courses for non-business majors and courses for business majors. You'll explore principles of economics, management, business, and marketing, and finish with an internship in one of Boston's many financial, law, business, or marketing firms.

Summer 1: The Academic Phase

You'll spend your first six weeks of the Summer Study Internship Program taking two 4-credit courses chosen from offerings designed for both non-business majors and business majors.

Courses listed below were offered last summer and can be used as an example of the types of courses offered for this track. The 2018 Summer Study Internship Program course options will be posted on January 15, 2018.

Non-Business Majors

  • CAS EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
  • CAS EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
  • COM CM 313 Corporate Communication
  • COM CM 317 Introduction to Advertising
  • MET MG 202 Personal Financial Planning
  • QST AC 221 Financial Accounting
  • QST IS 223 Introduction to Information Systems
  • QST LA 245 Introduction to Law
  • QST SM 101 Introduction to Management
  • QST SM 104 Finance for Non-Management Students
  • QST SM 105 Introduction to Marketing
  • QST SM 131 Business, Society, and Ethics
  • SHA HF 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Business Majors

  • CAS EC 341 Monetary and Banking Institutions
  • CAS EC 356 Economics of the Labor Market
  • CAS EC 392 International Economics II: Problems and Policy
  • CAS EC 403 Game Theory
  • CAS EC 445 Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
  • COM CM 313 Corporate Communication
  • COM CM 522 Managing Corporate Crises and Issues
  • MET MG 410 Entrepreneurial Management: Starting, Innovating, and Managing Small-, Medium-, and Large-Sized Ventures
  • MET MG 431 International Marketing
  • MET MG 472 Financial Concepts
  • MET MG 530 Business Strategy
  • QST FE 469 Real Estate Finance
  • QST IS 479 Innovating with Information Technology
  • QST LA 245 Introduction to Law
  • QST LA 360 Real Estate Law
  • QST MK 468 Advanced Marketing Strategy
  • QST MK 469 Communications and Digital Media Strategies
  • QST SI 422 Strategy, Innovation, and Global Competition

Summer 2: The Internship Phase

For the second six weeks of the program, you'll be placed as an intern in a Boston-area organization or business that matches your interests and experience. You should expect to work five days a week for a minimum of 35 hours. Most internships are unpaid.

Business & Management Internship Opportunities

Internship placement sites in past years have included local and regional businesses and start-up enterprise, in areas such as finance and accounting, marketing and business development, and human resources.

Internship Placement

  • Internship placement for 35 hours a week
  • Internship matches are based on your interests, abilities, and experience
  • All internship sites are accessible by public transportation
  • Visit our Placement Process page for additional information

Summer Study Internship Course

The Summer Study Internship Program's 2-credit Internship Course meets on Friday mornings throughout Summer 1 and two evenings in Summer 2. The course explores links between your academic track and your on-site professional experience, and provides support and guidance as you prepare for your placement.

Meet a Business & Management Student

Student: Fatima Ismail

Courses: Introduction to Business; Introduction to Marketing

Internship Site: IMEX Cargo

On the Job: I was lucky to have multiple projects which allowed me to integrate computer programming into a real work environment. One project allowed the front office to input customer data and transactions into Excel without duplication. Another focused on Search Engine Optimization to track sources of website traffic and allow major search engines to effectively crawl the links in the website with limited errors through the use of site maps and Webmaster Tools. It was exciting to write meaningful programs.

Perspectives: The program is a great opportunity to study at a prestigious school while gaining work experience. My internship provided me with professional knowledge and a new perspective on everyday business practices. It was refreshing to see how academic habits can translate into professional work.