Cox School offers summer business education for non-majors

Summer Business Institute class of 2009 SMU Cox Executive Education will offer an innovative, month-long certificate program to give non-business majors instruction in accounting, marketing, finance, operations management/IT, business law, career planning and other topics June 1-June 25.

The program is designed to give college juniors, seniors and recent graduates an edge when competing for jobs with other non-business majors.

The Summer Business Institute includes classroom instruction on the SMU campus as well as field trips to Dallas area companies so students can see for themselves how what they learned in the classroom translates to the real world.

“My son graduated with majors in comparative politics and Chinese. After graduation he enrolled in SBI to get a better sense of the corporate world,” says Gordon Walker, parent of a 2008 participant. “He was very happy with what he learned and how he learned it. I would recommend this program to any recent college graduate who felt the need to ramp up their knowledge about business before pursuing a career.”

Students may attend the institute on either a residential or non-residential basis. Applications and additional information are available by phone (214-768-2918, 866-768-1013), by e-mail to Cox Executive Education or online.

(Above, Cox Dean Al Niemi and faculty members Judy Foxman and Hemang Desai with the Summer Business Institute class of 2009.)

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