Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Through our intensive 11-day Summer Boot Camp, you will earn a professional Certificate in Business Fundamentals from the Institute.


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 One Year MBA 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.

Boot Camp Prerequisites

MBAMath.com 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 MBAMath.com online content and provide a copy of their transcript by August 1, 2016.


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 11 & 12, 2016 Managerial Economics Professor Fernando DePaolis
August 13 & 14, 2016 Business Statistics Professor Philip Murphy
August 15 & 16, 2016 Marketing Management Professor Fredric Kropp
August 17, 2016 No Class—Catch Up Day n/a
August 18 & 19, 2016 Financial Accounting Professor Canri Chan
August 20 & 21, 2016 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 2016 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 MBAMath.com for the online prerequisite.

How to Register

Registration Form

To register, new students will need to submit our online form. After submitting your form please call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide your credit card information for payment.

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 2016 course is August 1, 2016. No refunds or cancellations will be permitted after this date.