Apply to SBI

Application Overview

SBI employs a rolling review and admission process which begins in mid-January. Applicants will be notified of the admission decision within one month of submitting a complete application package. Accepted applicants should respond with their intent to enroll within 2 weeks of notification. Students accepting an admission offer will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 deposit at that time (specific dates and instructions are provided with the acceptance notice). The deposit is applied towards SBI tuition.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Summer Business Institute is designed for:

  • Students, undergraduate and master’s level, with non-business majors/areas of study
  • College graduates with non-business degrees
  • International students currently matriculated in a full-time academic degree program at an accredited U.S. institution

Application Requirements-Application available beginning December 1, 2016

A complete SBI application should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Current resume
  • Official college transcripts from each college you have attended 
  • 1-2 page essay: why SBI, how SBI can support your goals, and any other factors the SBI admissions team should take into consideration in evaluating your application.

Current students note: Transcripts should include Fall 2016 grades. Applying in December?  Submit the application form, resume and essay, and request/submit the transcript when final Fall 2016 grades are available.


Attn: Caitlin Gilmore
Summer Business Institute
Villanova University
Bartley Hall, Suite 1054
800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1678

How to Apply

Complete the SBI application online.

Continue an existing application.

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“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