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Business Summer School

The 2014 Business Summer Schools will be taking place on the following dates:-

  • Summer School 1 (3-week)
    28th July - 15th August 2014
    (Cost £1,075)
  • Summer School 2 (2-Week)
    4th - 15th August 2014

    (Cost £800)

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If you are an individual student wishing to book your place at the Summer School, please complete and return the booking form below [for group bookings and any other enquiries, please email summerschool@mmu.ac.uk

Please download and complete the form below in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format

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Introduction

The Business Summer School aims to equip international students and those working in business, with an understanding of business practices and principles whilst allowing students an opportunity to improve their Business language skills. Spread over two weeks and delivered in English throughout, the Summer School consists of a mixture of formal teaching, business and cultural visits and a series of guest seminars from academics and industrialists which all aim to give detailed insights into business as practice.

Performance throughout the Summer School will be monitored and assessed through presentation exercises and group discussions, as well as a final assessment at the conclusion of the course. Business language and communication skills will be developed throughout the programme.

Students who successfully complete the course will be:

  • able to communicate effectively in English within a business context
  • familiar with essential business vocabulary and terms
  • able to derive understanding and knowledge from business courses delivered in English
  • familiar with the role of a range of business disciplines from both a domestic and international perspective

Entry Requirements:

Whilst there is no formal entry requirement to attend the programme, a basic level of English is required in order to attend the course.

Enquiries:

For an informal discussion or for further information please call 0161 247 5926 or email:summerschool@mmu.ac.uk

To apply for the Business Summer School please follow this process:

  • Complete the application form and post, along with two passport photographs, to us at the address specified on the form
  • Pay your deposit of £250.00 online via the MMU Buy Online system
  • Upon arrival at the Summer School, the remainder of the fee will be payable

The price of the Summer Schools are set out below:

  • 2-week £800
  • 3-week £1075

Please note the application deadline for the Summer School is Friday 30th June.

All prices include accommodation, tuition, field trips, cultural visits and seminars

Message from the Director

Over the past 20 years, we've welcomed students and professionals from over 50 countries to our summer school and helped them improve their business knowledge and English language skills.

The class of 2014 will be particularly special because they will be one of the first student cohorts to be taught in our new £275 million teaching and research headquarters. This iconic building is an environmentally sustainable, venue that combines first-class conference, event and meeting facilities with dynamic teaching and research spaces. It is a professional study environment with integrated IT facilities that enables you to learn research and network.

At our summer school, you will meet lecturers who are passionate about the business subjects they research and teach, whether it be emerging technology, sustainability, strategic marketing or entrepreneurship. The classes draw on the latest information and research, are interactive, and focus on developing your business knowledge and English language skills.

We would very much like to welcome you to Manchester in 2014.

David Taylor MSc BSC PGCE Fellow HEA
Director of the MMUBS Business Summer School

Business Summer School Programme 2014

The table below shows an example week's timetable for the Business Summer School.

  9.30 - 12.00   1.30 - 4.30
Mon Strategic Marketing Management Lunch Business English - English for Business Presentations
Tues Strategic Marketing Management Lunch Business English - Social English for Business
Weds Examples of Trips: Lake Windermere (Lake District, Cumbria) or Manchester United
Thurs Emerging Technology Lunch Entrepreneurship: Dragons Den
Fri Project Management Lunch Project Management
Testimonials
"The Business Summer School was one of the most beautiful experiences that I had in my life. The course was full of surprises and I enjoyed every little thing. From the beginning, everything was very well planned and the staff team was always there to give us the support that we needed. I had the opportunity to make new friends, to meet people from different countries, to work with them in groups and, the most important thing, to learn with each one of them. I also developed my business English knowledge and improved my ability to speak in English. The final balance is doubtless positive and I recommend this course to all students of the world that would like to have an experience like this one ... Cheers!!!"

Fernando Alberto Freitas Ferreira, Portugal

"I really enjoyed this business summer school in Manchester, the people are very welcoming and I learnt a lot. Thank you!"

Charlotte Guille, IFAG-Paris, France

"The Summer School helped me improve my English and I made a lot of friends from different countries. When I speak English I am not shy anymore. I enjoyed the time studying at the MMU."

Yong Xi Guo, Postgraduate Student, Guangxi University, China

"I've had a great time here ... I improved my English and learned a lot about business. [the Summer School] is a great opportunity."

Ellen Nicole Ringnalda, International Relations student, Groningen University, The Netherlands

"The Business Summer School was interesting, exciting and entertaining in every aspect. There were students from every corner of the World and we dealt with very current subjects during the lessons."

Francesco Gentile, Postgraduate Student, Roma Tre University, Italy

"The Summer School was a very interesting experience which helped me to improve my conversational skills and learn a lot about business, marketing and the economy."

Vanessa Bauersachs, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

"Thanks for the Summer School. It's been amazing for me to study and live here in Manchester."

Bingkun Chen, Postgraduate student, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

"Nice people, many different cultures, good lecturers, friendly staff ... you did a really excellent job."

Jannik Ziegelitz, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

"I'm really glad and proud to have had an experience like this."

Alexandre Chust, IFAG Toulouse, France

"The content of the lectures seemed great, the exercises were amazing. Thank you I enjoyed myself. It was a big adventure."

Alena Sebestianova, Megaflex Ltd, Czech Republic

"The course was very good, and the trips were very interesting."

Rebecca Li Jing, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

"A really good experience in an amazing city."

Jean-Patrice Pasturel, IFAG Toulouse, France

"I am really glad to have come here. The classes were very interesting, the students very motivated and friendly. I felt confortable from the first moment. Manchester is realy beautiful with lots and nice buildings and very friendly people. I have loved the experience which was a mixture of developing my business skills and improving my English. I learnt about teamwork and living with other international students."

Clara López Fernández, Deutsche Bank, Spain

"I enjoyed it a lot and learnt many new things about business. We were given very interesting and useful information that will help us improve many skills related to business."

Giovanni Sanabria Martinez, Businessman, Colombia

"The course have been really interesting. I have improved my command of English in the business context. The course is very well organised with opportunities to improve our English, enjoy Manchester and surroundings, learn about marketing, e-commerce and other interesting subjects, and to meet people from all over the World."

Marta Calvo, Postgraduate Student, Bilbao, Spain

"It was a pleasure to come here. The lecturers were very interesting and always available. I learnt a lot of things. I'd recommend other students to come to Manchester Metropolitan University."

Vincent Follic, IFAG Rennes, France

"A very interesting summer school, a very good and enriching experience. I recommend this to other students. I have enjoyed this summer school. MMU is a very good university and if in the future I have children I would prefer that they study in the UK at the MMU. Thank you very much for this opportunity to have such wonderful memories here in Manchester. I consider the summer school to be one of the best experiences I ever had for my education."

Angela Gandin, Polo Universitario di Olbia, Olbia, Italy

"I would like to thank you and all your colleagues for the wonderful hospitality in Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. I was impressed with the compactness of the lessons on Strategic Management and Startegic Marketing. I have gone on to pass the examination for EMBA admission."

Dr Vincenzo Formicola, Medical Diagnostics Consultant, Naples, Italy

"I'm very satisfied with the Business Summer School. It gave me a new experience, and new friends from all over the World. It's great. Thank you MMU."

Nurbannia Marina Putri, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Thanks to all the teachers and management team for their help. It was a very interesting course and I learnt a lot about business language."

Francisco Javier Gonzalez Frutos, Murcia, Spain

"I enjoyed my studies at Manchester Metropolitan University very much."

Zhili Chen, Guangzhou, China

"I really liked the MMU Business School Summer School. I worked hard and learnt a lot. I recommend this course to those that are visiting Manchester for the first time, want to study business, and want to make friends from all over the World."

Larissa Nsiangani, Democratic Republic of Congo

"Thank you for these three weeks. Manchester is an amazing city. I will never forget this trip."

Sebastien Riant, Caen, France

"My overall impression is very positive and I would strongly recommend the Business Sunmer School."

Valentine Deville-Fradin, Lyon, France

"I loved the City of Manchester. I really enjoyed the classes and the teachers are great. I had a really good time."

Madeleine Legeay, Angers, France

"It was great to meet so many different people, students and lecturers. The summer school is organised very well and the classes are great."

Paul Peintner, Innsbruck, Austria

"The whole programme is excellent and I'd recommend it to my colleagues. I hope to go back to the Manchester Metropolitan University to study a different programme."

Alfadhal Al Hinai, Oman

"I felt very comfortable and I would definitely recommend the course to other students back home."

Matej Tomic, Meilen, Switzerland

"I'm really happy to have been able to come to Manchester and I met lots of friends. My memories at this University will stay with me my whole life."

Hiroyuki Kitaura, Wakayama, Japan

"Good content and presentation. Well organised. Thank you!"

Yang Xing, Guangdong, China

"A good and beautiful University. Good teachers."

Smila Jean-Charles, Yerres, France

Tutors
David Taylor

David Taylor
Business Summer School Director

David Taylor has has been associated with the MMUBS Business English Summer School for the past 10 years. David is a senior lecturer based within the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Group in MMUBS. He teaches and researches in the areas of enterprise and small business and has published and presented papers on transition in Eastern Europe, small firm networks and entrepreneurship. David has over ten years working experience in the advertising industry.


Paul Dykstra

Paul Dykstra
Summer School Manager

Paul first managed the Summer School in the summer of 2002. He qualified as an English language tutor with Trinity College London in 1999 and has taught English as a foreign language in Thailand. He has travelled extensively all over India, Nepal, South-East Asia, South America, Australasia and North America. His experiences with people from all over the world has given Paul a rich insight into new cultures which has been a valuable asset for the Summer School management team. Paul studied computer science at Manchester University and has spent much of his working life in information technology. Paul is looking forward to the diverse challenges of managing the MMUBS Business Summer School. He takes great pride in trying to resolve student issues.


Katie Greaves

Katie Greaves
Business English Tutor

Katie has over 9 years experience within the retail sector, ranging from independent franchises to leading corporate companies. For the past 4 years Katie has worked for a distinguished global sports company, where she currently plays a key management role. Together with working as a practising manager, Katie's projects include designing and augmenting internal initiative programmes to ensure successful business performance.

Katie graduated from MMU in 2006 BA (Hons) in English and Film. Katie has recently qualified with a Cambridge Certification of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). Katie is passionate about travel and having spent time travelling in Australia and around Europe, hopes to travel and teach in Latin America in the future.


Jacqui Hogan

Jacqui Hogan
Business English Tutor

In her capacity as Business English Tutor, Jacqui Hogan has been part of the MMU summer school team for the last 5 years. She trained as an english teacher with International House in Barcelona where she then worked for 8 months. She then took up a post in Southern Poland where she spent one year teaching general and business english to young people and adults. She has subsequently taught in New Zealand and more recently Nepal. She is currently teaching in the UK on a freelance basis and is also training in the complimentary therapy of shiatsu.


Margaret Houghton

Margaret Houghton
Business English Tutor

Margaret is an experienced teacher having taught French to young adults for the past 16 years. Her passion for teaching, interest in language, and enjoyment of different cultures led Margaret to take a TEFL qualification, which she graduated from last year. Margaret also helps run a small family pub in the Cheshire countryside.

Business Tutors

David Atkinson

David Atkinson
Strategic Marketing

Dr. David Atkinson is a senior lecturer in strategic marketing management at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS). Before joining MMUBS, David held several senior positions in industry including the Strategic Marketing Director for the UK subsidiary of Spectorsoft, a ‘big brother’ PC and Internet monitoring software distributor.

David’s Ph.D. concerned modelling and measuring ‘dynamic capabilities’ - the forefront of thought in how strategic marketing scholars believe organisations achieve superior firm performance. As well as strategic marketing management, David lecturers in direct and relationship marketing, business to business marketing and digital marketing communications.


Fernando Lourenco

Fernando Lourenço
Ideas, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Dr Fernando Lourenço is a senior lecturer and unit leader at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS). After completing the BA in Product and Furniture Design (Kingston University) and MSc in Manufacturing, Design and Sustainability (Cranfield University), Fernando worked as a freelance designer. He later completed the MRes and PhD in Entrepreneurship Education at MMUBS and joined MMUBS in 2008. In 2009, he was awarded the National Enterprise Educators Award (UK). Fernando plays an intrapreneurial role in the development existing and new courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and commercial level. Fernando has an interest in entrepreneurship education, promoting green/social entrepreneurship, and enterprise education (developing enterprising behaviours, skills and attributes). His interest extends to improving, designing and commercialisation of education products and services. He has research interest in entrepreneurship/enterprise education, pedagogy, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial process/opportunity/intentions, creativity, sustainable entrepreneurship, ethics, social responsibility, philosophy and research methodology. Please address correspondence to: Dr Fernando Lourenço, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Aytoun Building, Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3GH, UK

email: f.lourenco@mmu.ac.uk


Gladstone Minzie

Gladstone Minzie
E-Commerce

Gladstone is a Mancunian (a native of Manchester). He has lectured in information technology, general business, and marketing at Salford, Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. Previously Gladstone had worked in the financial servies sector for over 15 years. He now runs a successful online business in computer related books for Information Technology professionals and students. He has an avid interest in the role of e-commerce and the internet in the small firm context. Gladstone loves music and have a particular interst in Jazz, Soul and Funk. He is currently involved in an internet based project aimed at unsigned independent musicans and singers.

Book Now

If you are an individual student wishing to book your place at the Summer School, please complete and return the booking form below.

For group bookings and any other enquiries, please email summerschool@mmu.ac.uk

Please download and complete the form below in either Word or Acrobat format

Download Document in Word format Download the Booking Form in Word Format
Download the document in PDF format Download the Booking Form in PDF Format

The Business Summer School aims to equip international students and those working in business, with an understanding of business practices and principles whilst allowing students an opportunity to improve their English language skills.

Spread over two weeks and delivered in English throughout, the Summer School consists of a mixture of formal teaching, business and cultural visits and a series of guest seminars from academics and industrialists which all aim to give detailed insights into business as practice.

Performance throughout the Summer School will be monitored and assessed through presentation exercises and group discussions, as well as a final assessment at the conclusion of the course. English language and communication skills will be reviewed and developed throughout the programme.

Ready to Apply?

To apply for the Business Summer School please follow this process:

  1. Complete the application form (above) and post, along with two passport photographs, to us at the specified address
  2. Pay your deposit of £250.00 online via the MMU Buy Online system
  3. Upon arrival at the Summer School, the remainder of the fee will be payable