UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Isenberg Business Ethics Academy

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Isenberg Business Ethics Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Sub-Categories: Business, College Experience, Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    Write a Review


    Learn about pre-college opportunities Summer Session 2021!

    Our online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world.

    What does it mean to be ethical? Why is ethics important in the business context? What obligations do businesses have to be ethical? If you think these questions are interesting, then this class is for you!

    This two-week course will look at the role of law and ethics in business decision-making. Students will learn about significant aspects of business law, as well as important ethical frameworks. Additionally, students will explore ethical challenges faced by businesses, looking at the business decisions made by companies like Boeing, Amazon, and Wells Fargo.

    Students will then get a chance to apply what they have learned to an actual business case, coming up with a solution that is ethical, legal, and financially viable. They will work in teams to put together a power point presentation, which they will present to a panel of judges as the culminating project for the class.

    This course is led by Prof. Jennifer Merton, faculty advisor for the undergraduate Isenberg Ethics Team at UMass Amherst, which competes in case competitions both nationally and internationally. 

    Online Live Sessions every Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 1:00pm (EDT)

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 12 - 23, 2021
    Program Length: 2 weeks
    Program Fees: $1,697*
    Application fee: $35
    Credits Offered: Yes

    *Applicants Program fees include tuition, a technology fee, and a one-time registration fee. Certain programs have an additional materials fee to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies (included in total). These come pre-packaged through the host departments.

    Close Bitnami banner