The SIIBS curriculum mirrors a traditional MBA curriculum and introduces fundamental concepts of business including marketing, leadership, strategy, and management, using case studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s famous Wharton School of Business and other top MBA programs. SIIBS students take the following courses:
This course focuses on the topics taught in MBA classrooms and builds skills essential for success in business school including: analyzing, presenting, and writing-up case studies, understanding rapid speech, participating in cross-cultural learning teams, conducting library research, and participating in impromptu speaking activities.
In this course, students learn and apply efficient reading skills to understand and analyze a variety of business texts. Students demonstrate their understanding through timed reading and writing assignments and group discussions. They will also synthesize ideas, demonstrate critical thinking, and state their opinions persuasively about topics addressed in the readings.
All SIIBS courses are taught by instructors with experience in business and language instruction. Guest lectures are given by faculty from the Wharton School, other Penn departments and industry executives. Classes are held in Wharton’s state of the art building, Huntsman Hall.