Bucknell Summer Management Institute

May 25–July 24, 2020

Professor Neil Boyd teaches a class to students on Malesardi Quad

The Bucknell Summer Management Institute is an immersive, eight-week residential program where students from the College of Arts & Sciences and College of Engineering explore the basic principles of management and earn credits toward a minor in management.

By taking part, you'll take eight classes with Bucknell faculty covering all areas of management taught in the Freeman College. Then you'll put what you've learned into action in an immersive management consulting project with a real organization. You'll finish the program with practical knowledge and management experience you can apply in any field. Upon completion, you'll also earn 2.5 Bucknell credits and be halfway to earning a minor in management.

Read about the institute's inaugural class

Who Can Attend

The institute is open to current Bucknell students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering. Students who complete the institute and other minor requirements can earn a minor in management (additional minor requirements below). 

Students in the Freeman College of Management are not eligible to attend the institute.

Institute Schedule

Dates: May 25–July 24, 2020

Courses will be held daily, Monday–Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.


Join us this summer


Participating Faculty

  • Professor Eric Martin, management & organizations
  • Professor Tammy Hiller, management & organizations
  • Professor Curtis Nicholls, accounting & financial management
  • Professor Richard Kedzior, markets, innovation & design
  • Professor Matt Bailey, analytics & operations management
  • Professor Ghislaine McDayter, English
  • Professor Vivienne Wildes, management & organizations
  • Professor Neil Boyd, management & organizations

Institute Courses

  • Management in the 21st Century
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Fundamentals & Digital Media
  • Business Analytics & Data Analysis
  • The Language of Leadership
  • Management Strategy
  • Management Consulting (experiential project with external organization)

Tuition, Housing & Financial Aid

Program fee:$9,500

The program fee includes tuition (2.5 credits), off-site excursions, course materials and social activities.

Housing: A block of rooms will be reserved for students who opt to live on campus during the institute. If you wish to live on campus during the institute, you must submit a separate summer housing application form and indicate your participation in the Summer Management Institute. A separate housing fee is required.

Learn more about summer session housing fees

Financial aid: Need-based financial aid for those who qualify is available. Eligibility will vary depending on each family's demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Current need-based aid recipients are automatically considered for financial aid, and the amount of aid eligibility will be communicated to each student prior to their enrollment decision for the program. For more information, please contact:

Office of Financial Aid 

Management Minor Requirements

Students who complete the institute and satisfy other minor requirements will be eligible to earn a minor in management. 

In addition to attending the institute, students will need three additional credits from courses offered in the Freeman College to satisfy the minor requirements. At least one credit must be from a 100- or 200-level class, and at least one credit must be from 300-level or above class.

Only students who complete the institute are eligible to earn the minor in management.

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