Business Immersion Program

Georgetown’s Business Immersion Program (BIP) is a four-week summer training program for college juniors, college seniors, and recent graduates that provides students with a foundation of essential business skills and know-how. This innovative program combines a rigorous academic schedule, collaborative workshops, and unique externship opportunities to equip students with the business acumen they need to excel in their professional careers.  

We are currently finalizing details for the summer 2015 program and will be updating this website as more information is available. Please continue to check back for the latest details. Additionally, please use the link on this page to request more information and to be added to our email communication list as additional details become available.

Curriculum

The Business Immersion Program is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the terms, tools, and skills they need to be successful in the business world. Students learn business basics through stimulating presentations, engaging class discussions, and hands-on group exercises. Course topics include ethics, communications, finance, marketing, international business, economics, strategy, and leadership. 

Each week, students participate in career workshops, where they develop valuable professional skills in areas such as resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies.  

Students also have the ability to apply what they learn through BIP’s unique externship opportunities. During the course of the four-week program, students participate in two, two-day externships, where they gain a firsthand look at the professional world through some of D.C.’s top organizations.

Program Schedule

BIP is a full-time program, and students attend classes five days a week for four weeks. Students are also expected to spend time outside of class collaborating with study groups, completing homework assignments, and working on group projects.

A typical day includes class sessions and coursework in the morning and afternoon, followed by professional development workshops, presentations, and networking events in the evening.

The 2015 dates for the Business Immersion Program are tentatively set for July 6-31, 2015. 

Program Value

Students in BIP develop a broad understanding of today’s business environment that prepares them to pursue an entry-level position in a wide variety of industries.

During this four-week program, students will:

  • Develop a strong foundation in business and management fundamentals
  • Improve resume writing and job interviewing skills
  • Learn from world-renowned Georgetown faculty
  • Gain real-world experience through externships with leading organizations
  • Strengthen leadership abilities and communication skills through collaborative projects

Georgetown does not offer academic credit or grades for the Business Immersion Program. Participants successfully complete the program by attending all classes, completing assignments and group projects, and participating in professional development workshops and externships. 

Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate endorsed by the dean and the program director.

Faculty

Courses in the Business Immersion Program are taught by a combination of adjunct professors and full-time Georgetown University faculty, who bring expert industry knowledge and experience to the classroom. 

Who Should Apply

This program is designed for college juniors, college seniors, and recent college graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree within the past two years. Courses are tailored to non-business majors. 

How to Apply

Please continue to check this website for updates on the admissions process.

Contact Us

For more information on the Business Immersion Program, please contact us at businessimmersion@georgetown.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code?

Daily classroom attire is business casual. Externships, company visits, and some career workshops require business attire.

Who should apply?

You are invited to apply to BIP if you are a college junior, a college senior, or a recent graduate who has completed an undergraduate degree within the past two years.

Do you accept business majors?

BIP courses are designed for non-business majors, but we will consider business majors from liberal arts and science institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Will I receive a grade in this program?

No. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate endorsed by the dean and the program director.

Is financial aid available?

No, financial aid is not available for this program.

What is the cost of the program?

The program fee for 2015 is $9,995. This cost includes class instruction, course materials, transportation to and from program events, departmental presentations, field trips, and social events.

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