This Program Is For

  • Students accepted to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. CELOP has prepared students admitted to the following MBA programs: Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, Babson College, and others
  • Students interested in applying to an MBA program

Program Features

  • Review typical case studies and articles covered in MBA programs
  • Visit Boston-area organizations and government offices
  • Attend guest lectures from business professionals
  • Practice the skills needed to succeed in an MBA program (i.e. case discussions, team meetings and projects, oral presentations, notetaking, identifying critical material)
  • Receive MBA-focused university admissions advising


The program consists of 3, 2-week modules:

  • Module 1: Business Context
  • Module 2: Managing Knowledge & Learning
  • Module 3: Competition & Market Forces

Students may take all three modules for a 6-week program. Or, they may take Modules 1/2 or Modules 2/3 for a 4-week program. All modules include the following components:

  • Introduction to business concepts
  • Business language and communication skills development
  • Case study and article review and discussion
  • Student presentations and written projects

“[Pre-MBA] gives you the chance to study all your skills before your program. You don’t have a lot of time to study those skills in grad school.

Learning more about case studies was the most helpful thing for me […] CELOP helped me learn how to prepare my cases prior to class.” 

Zhao (Frank) Huang, China
CELOP Alumni

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Key Facts


20 hours


4 or 6 Weeks


Summer II



BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • Acceptance to an MBA program, or
  • TOEFL 90, or
  • IELTS 7.0

Admission Requirements

  • MBA program acceptance letter or language proficiency test score
  • CV/resume

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