4-Month IDP

If you want practical understanding of business or plan to transition to a position that requires knowledge of U.S. business principles, this program is ideal. The IDP certificate in Business Administration introduces you to the concepts and practices you need to succeed in business today. You acquire expertise in areas such as economics, finance and marketing, as well as hands-on training through workshops and seminars. You also build skills and confidence as you develop financial analyses, create business plans and work as an integral part of a multicultural team.

This program is offered as a 4-Month IDP in fall, spring and summer. Regardless of your academic field, this program is appropriate if you have had some exposure to business topics but minimal overall knowledge of business.

Business Administration Courses

Required Courses Estimated Program Weeks
Management Accounting 1–5
Organization and Management 2–10
Business Negotiating 2–9
Applied Economics for Business 4–8
Introduction to Marketing 6–10
Quantitative Methods: Business Forecasting and Planning 10–15
Corporate Financial Management 7–14
Strategic Business Management

Sample Program Course Schedule

Monday–Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–4:30 pm (subject to variation)


NOTE: This is a typical course schedule. Your program may follow a different schedule from the one shown here, and workshops and seminars may be added. Supplemental topics, course titles, descriptions and content are subject to change.

Program Prerequisites

To qualify for this program, you should have three years of an undergraduate degree completed; no work experience is necessary.