Summer Business Institute

Invest in your future with SBI!

VSB’s Summer Business Institute (SBI), a full-time, 16-credit program held on Villanova’s campus, focuses on finance, economics, accounting, marketing, management, and corporate responsibility. Created exclusively for non-business majors in 1997, SBI has educated more than 1,400 students in the fundamentals of business.

Through the institute, students gain fluency and competency in business basics. The unique and interactive Professional Success course, designed to help students develop their professional brand and job search skills as well as gain exposure to career options and industry representatives, complements the business curriculum.

Regardless of desired outcome – complementing a primary field of study, developing entrepreneurial interests, pursuing a career in business, and/or gaining a personal understanding of the economy – SBI provides the foundation.



"The SBI program was a truly rewarding experience. I have honestly come out of the program with a complete understanding of the fundamentals of business. I have faith in the skills this program has provided me with ... The faculty and staff really have a place in their hearts for the program and I now know why. I am so glad to be a member of the VSB community and I look forward to the opportunities that await me as a result of my multidimensional education.”
Jamie Noonan
Philosophy and Political Science ‘13, SBI ‘11

“The Summer Business Institute is an intense, invigorating, and challenging program that offers a general business overview for non-business students. The knowledge that I have gained from SBI is truly life-changing and will help guide me to a successful future."
Shonterra Jordan
Political Science’12, SBI ’10 and Business Law Minor
Temple University Beasley School of Law

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