Basic Business Skills

Are you interested in business but are not sure if it is something you should pursue? Find out if a career in business is for you. This 10-week series will take participants through a basic business foundation using weekly lectures and hands-on case studies. Topics range from marketing, finance, ethics, consulting and more.

Students in Business ClassWorkshop Description

The Basic Business Skills series consists of weekly 2-hour interactive lectures on topics such as finance, entrepreneurship and marketing yourself, as well as four hands-on case-cracking sessions allowing the application of the learned material. This model makes a strong connection between theory and practice enhancing opportunities for participants to learn case analysis techniques and help prepare them for case-based interviews.

Attestations of completion are issued to participants who attend a minimum of 8 lectures plus 1 case session.

Fall 2019 schedule coming soon.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Basic Business Skills series is to provide graduate students with a basic understanding of the principles of business administration. Students with an interest in business will have the opportunity to challenge themselves with engaging discussions and practical case solving activities, as well as to reflect on business-related post-graduation opportunities.    

Learning Outcomes:
1. Introduce students to basic information on a wide variety of business topics. 

2. Provide an understanding of the business culture and thinking methods. 

3. Encourage students to develop their business skills and networks. 

4. Broaden the students’ career development in terms of non-­academic job prospects, or commercialization of their research.

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