Active Learning Curriculum... inside and outside of the classroom
With an emphasis on innovation, creativity and active learning, the program is presented through integrated courses and a defining real-world group project. SBI courses simulate the interdisciplinary nature of business.
Classes are held Monday through Friday, during two sessions per day: 9:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 – 4:00 PM Breaks are provided in both morning and afternoon sessions. The ten week, 16-credit program is delivered in three modules:
- Module I: Business Fundamentals
May 29 – June 4
- Module II: Corporate Responsibility and Financial Management & Reporting
June 5 – July 1
- Module III: Applied Economics and Competitive Effectiveness
July 2 – August 1
The one-credit Professional Success course is integrated throughout Modules I and II.
2013 Course Listings
SBI 1000 (1 Credit) - Professional Success
Focus on life-long career-related skills associated with creating a professional “brand;” interaction with practicing professionals and recruiters from a variety of fields. Topics and activities include: resume writing and critique; interviewing skills and virtual practice interviews; and use of social media in a professional setting
SBI 1001 (1 Credit) - Business Fundamentals
Explores the dynamic nature of business in a changing environment. Cross-functional approach to understanding business operations. Emphasis on purpose of business; how business vision is actualized. Utilizes action-learning, problem-solving approach.
SBI 2005 (3 Credits) - Applied Economics
Introduction to macroeconomics and microeconomics and the application of specific business decisions.
SBI 2006 (3 Credits) - Corporate Responsibility
Core concepts of business law, ethical decision making, corporate social responsibility, and governance.
SBI 3005 (4 Credits) - Financial Management and Reporting
Foundation principles of corporate finance and financial accounting; emphasis on solving business problems.
SBI 3006 (4 Credits) - Competitive Effectiveness
Integration of marketing and management concepts as an approach to creating value in business.
In addition to the integrated curriculum, extracurricular resources are available to students throughout SBI – and beyond.
The Clay Center at VSB: The Clay Center is VSB’s ‘one-stop shop’ for a holistic array of student services, including academic advising and professional development programs.
Free Tutoring: This service is available twice a week to support classroom instruction.
Applied Finance Lab: Students have access to VSB’s state-of-the art financial research and teaching center where business theory and business practice connect!
Bloomberg Certification: Through the Applied Finance Lab, SBI students have access to Bloomberg terminals and on-site certification.
Wall Street Journal: During SBI, students are given access to electronic and hard copy WSJ, articles of which are often cited in class.