The Summer Business Fundamentals Boot Camp is an intensive 11-day training program that covers foundational business skills in the areas of Accounting, Decision Science, Finance, Marketing and Managerial Economics. You will earn a professional Certificate in Business Fundamentals from the Institute.

Why Enroll in the Summer Business Boot Camp?

The Summer Business Fundamentals Boot Camp is designed for students with minimal prior business coursework. The Boot Camp will build core skills and acumen necessary for success in careers.

If you are entering the 12-month Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management program and do not meet the admissions requirement for prior business coursework, the Boot Camp is mandatory. Other MBA students may wish to participate to refresh skills and begin to build the MBA cohort spirit. Non-business students seeking to gain a foundation in business knowledge are also welcome.

Prerequisites for the Summer Business Boot Camp is a 20 to 40 hour, self-paced online skills course covering basic quantitative skills in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, and spreadsheets. To ensure appropriate preparation to make the most of the Boot Camp, participants are required to successfully complete the online content and provide a copy of their transcript by July 31, 2015.

Boot Camp Curriculum

All courses are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. In addition to the scheduled courses, integrative happy hour networking sessions will be held at least twice during the Boot Camp.

August 6-7, 2015 Marketing Management Professor Fredric Kropp
August 8-9, 2015 Managerial Economics Professor Moyara Ruehsen
August 10-11, 2015 Decision Sciences Professor Eddine Dahel
August 12, 2015 No Class---Catch Up Day n/a
August 13-14, 2015 Financial Accounting Professor Canri Chan
August 15-16, 2015 Financial Management Professor Sandra Dow


Compared with the $20,000 to $30,000 associated with the business foundations courses in a typical MBA program, the Summer Business Fundamentals Boot Camp is a great value for the price.

For the Summer 2015 Business Fundamentals Boot Camp, the fee is $1,600. Fees cover all class sessions and activities. Students pay a separate fee of $149 directly to for the online prerequisite.

How to Register

Registration Form

To register, new students will need to submit the Summer Business Fundamentals Registration Form with payment to the Record's Office in the Casa Fuente Building.  You may submit the form via fax, e-mail or in person.  To pay by  credit card, please first submit your form to the Record's Office and then call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide your credit card information.

Summer 2015 Business Fundamentals Boot Camp Registration Form

If you are a continuing student, please sign up for the course via BannerWeb during the active registration period. The course name will be listed as ECPR 8550: Business Fundamentals.


The deadline to register for the August 2015 course is July 31, 2015. No refunds or cancellations will be permitted after this date.