Texas Tech University

Rawls College of Business Offering Summer Business Institute

George Watson

February 16, 2018


The certificate program for non-business majors will offer nine courses throughout the summer to provide an understanding of business principles.


The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business will offer its first Summer Business Institute, a certificate program for non-business majors, throughout the summer.

The institute is open on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 100 full-time Texas Tech University students in good standing. It is an intensive, nine-hour immersion certificate program designed to provide non-business majors an understanding of business principles.

Students will take business courses and participate in career development workshops and seminars. They will learn the fundamentals of accounting, business law, business strategy, finance, information technology, management, marketing and operations management.

“This certificate will be useful for a student in any major, because understanding basic business principles is essential for success in any profession,” said Dennis Arnett, associate dean for undergraduate studies and external relations and the John B. Malouf Professor of Marketing. “Everyone can benefit from knowing how to read a financial statement, write a marketing plan and being prepared to manage projects and employees.”

Students are required to attend all of the courses and successfully complete the required coursework. Additionally, students are encouraged to attend career development activities, such as resume writing, interview techniques and business professionalism tips, through the Rawls College Career Management Center.

The classes in the program run Monday through Friday during the summer, and the schedule is separated into three parts:

  • Part 1: June 5-26
    • BA 3011: Accounting Basics, 9-9:50 a.m.
    • BA 3014: Information Technology Basics, 10-10:50 a.m.
    • BA 3015: Management Basics, 11-11:50 a.m.

  • Part 2: June 27-July 18
    • BA 3013: Finance Basics, 9-9:50 a.m.
    • BA 3016: Marketing Basics, 10-10:50 a.m.
    • BA 3019: Operations Management Basics, 11-11:50 a.m.

  • Part 3: July 19–Aug. 8
    • BA 3019: Business Strategy Basics (capstone), 9-10:50 a.m.
    • BA 3010: Business Law Basics, 11-11:50 a.m.

Students can apply, see the exact schedule and read FAQs about the program here.

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