Business & Management Track

Boston began its commercial life as a center for maritime trade and later evolved into a leader of the Industrial Revolution, with textile mills dominating the New England landscape. Today, 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.

"The program is a great opportunity to study at a prestigious school while gaining internship experience. My internship provided me with professional experience and a new perspective on everyday business practices. I also enjoyed meeting a group of working professionals who love what they do."
Fatima Ismail, State University of New York at New Paltz
Intern, IMEX Cargo

Summer 1: The Academic Phase
(May 23 - July 1, 2016)

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. The courses below were offered in Summer Term 2015 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered. Courses for Summer Term 2016 will be posted on January 15, 2016.

Non-Business Majors

  • CAS EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
  • CAS EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
  • CAS HI 292 Capitalism in America: Economic History of the US
  • COM CM 313 Corporate Communication
  • COM CM 317 Introduction to Advertising
  • MET MG 101 Accounting I
  • MET MG 202 Personal Financial Planning
  • MET PS 330 Leadership in the Workplace
  • SHA HF 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • SMG AC 221 Financial Accounting
  • SMG AC 222 Managerial Accounting
  • SMG IS 223 Introduction to Information Systems
  • SMG LA 245 Introduction to Law
  • SMG SM 101 Introduction to Business
  • SMG SM 104 Finance for Non-Management Students
  • SMG SM 105 Introduction to Marketing

Business Majors

  • CAS EC 203 Empirical Economics 1
  • CAS EC 341 Monetary and Banking Institutions
  • CAS EC 356 Economics of the Labor Market
  • CAS EC 387 Introduction to Health Economics
  • 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
  • MET PS 330 Leadership in the Workplace
  • SHA HF 210 Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
  • SHA HF 310 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
  • SMG FE 442 Money, Financial Markets, and Economic Activity
  • SMG FE 445 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • SMG FE 449 Corporate Financial Management
  • SMG FE 469 Real Estate Finance
  • SMG IS 479 Innovating with Information Technology
  • SMG LA 245 Introduction to Law
  • SMG MK 468 Advanced Marketing Strategy

Summer 2: The Internship Phase
(July 11 - August 19, 2016)

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 opportunities are available at local and regional businesses and start-up enterprises, 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
(May 27 - August 19, 2016)

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: Carey Spanos

Courses: Accounting I; Introduction to Business

Internship Site: MarketMeSuite

On the Job: MarketMeSuite allows businesses to manage and monitor their social media presence, target leads, and build engagement with new and existing customers. At my internship I was treated like a real employee and had legitimate responsibilities. I learned skills that I can easily apply to any work experience I have in the future and have successfully narrowed down my interests to the sales and marketing industry. My internship takes full responsibility for that.

Perspectives: The program does an excellent job of exposing students to a great education while also giving them a chance to apply their newly acquired classroom knowledge in a related work environment. The people, the internship, and the coursework were all excellent, and I would not trade this summer for anything. It’s a program every college student should consider.

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