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 (12 month 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.

This summer 2017 we are also offering some of the sessions as stand-alone sessions. Students interested in managerial economics, business statistics, financial accounting or marketing management, may choose to take any one of these modules for a special rate. All sections require prior completion of MBAMath.com (see below).

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, 2017.


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.

Dates for 2017 Course Professor
August 10 & 11 Managerial Economics Fernando De Paolis
August 12 Marketing Management Don Sciglimpaglia
August 13 & 14 Business Statistics Philip Murphy
August 15 No Class-Catch up Day n/a
August 16 & 17 Financial Accounting Canri Chan
August 18, 19 & 20 Financial Management Sandra Dow



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

For the Summer 2017 Business Fundamentals Boot Camp, fees are as noted below:

Business Fundamentals Boot Camp Fee
Full 11 Day Boot Camp $1,600
Managerial Economics


Business Statistics $320
Financial Accounting $320
Marketing Management $160

Fees cover all class sessions and activities. Students pay a separate fee directly to MBAMath.com for the online prerequisite tutorial of $149.

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 any of the August 2017 course sessions is August 1, 2017. No refunds or cancellations will be permitted after this date.