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    UMass Amherst Pre-College: How Business Works

    UMass Amherst Pre-College: How Business Works

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Call: (413) 577-2112
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    Overview

    This course provides the framework for all future business courses. It is a broad-based introductory course designed to give you exploratory experiences in all aspects of business.

    Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. We have lots of great events in the evenings and on weekends that help you connect with other pre-college students.
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    Have you ever wondered how business works? How businesses make decisions ranging from what new markets to enter, to how big should a new factory be? What the different activities are that happen inside a company (e.g., management, marketing, accounting, finance), and how they are coordinated in order to be successful? This course provides the framework for all future business courses. It is a broad-based introductory course designed to give you exploratory experiences in all aspects of business. It will acquaint you with the dynamic business world of the 21st century. Economics, management, globalization, startups, marketing, finance, accounting, operations, and careers in business will be included. The use of technology and its impact on business will also be stressed. By gaining an understanding of the world of business and its related terminology, you will be able to:

    • Consider the ethical and social responsibility issues involved in the current business environment
    • Evaluate the global economy and its impact on U.S. economy
    • Identify and define the functions of and challenges facing management
    • Describe the responsibilities and significance of human resource management
    • Explain the basic accounting process
    • Outline the marketing function and describe its significance
    • Describe the United States’ financial and investment systems and their role in business

    Anurag Sharma, Associate Professor, Isenberg School of Management

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 5 - July 18, 2020

    Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $3,145

    Program fees include tuition, housing, a full meal plan, co-curricular activities, and a one-time registration fee. All students receive a UMass student ID card (UCard) as well as access to the campus Recreation Center.

    Students living in or near Amherst, MA may apply to attend as commuter students. Commuter students must have their own transportation to and from campus.

    For commuter pricing and information about the scholarships, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/summer/pre-college-fees

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