University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs Summer Institute for by mikebreen

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									   University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs




                                                                                       “
                                                                                       What makes SIIBS
                                                                                       distinguished from
                                                                                       other language pro-
2008 Summer Institute for                                                              grams is students are
                                                                                       MBA candidates. We
International Business Students                                                        enjoyed discussions
                                                                                       with other MBA
                                                                                       students who are
                                                                                       going to other business
Since 1988, the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs has offered the
                                                                                       schools and the class
Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS): a program uniquely
                                                                                       could concentrate on
tailored for international students who are about to begin their MBA studies. SIIBS    the MBA preparation.
helps international students face common challenges such as:                           I believe this




                                                                                                     ”
• heavy reading assignments                                                            advantage enables
                                                                                       SIIBS to offer very
• effective participation in group and class discussions                               effective learning
• reading, analyzing, discussing and writing up business cases                         opportunities.

• familiarity with life in and around US campuses                                      Ken Matsuzaki,
                                                                                       Japan
The Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS) features:             Cornell Class of 2008




                                                                                       “
• academic and library database skills training
• instructors with expertise both in business and second language teaching
• business case analysis
                                                                                       SIIBS was very
• effective US university discussion skills practice                                   valuable for me to
                                                                                       survive in my MBA
• guest lectures by faculty from the Wharton School, other Penn departments and
                                                                                       program. Not only have
 local executives
                                                                                       my teamwork and case
• state-of-the-art program facilities                                                  write-up skills been
                                                                                       honed but also my
• networking with other first-year MBA students from highly respected MBA programs
                                                                                       presentation style has
• corporate visit to connect a business case to a real Fortune 500 company             been tailored. I have
                                                                                       benefited so much
• opportunities to speed adjustment to US culture through participation in evening
                                                                                       from the constructive
 and weekend socio-cultural activities
                                                                                       suggestions from my




                                                                                                     ”
• alumni network spanning 22 countries and 17 MBA programs                             SIIBS teachers that I
                                                                                       am confident of my
In recent years, SIIBS students have entered MBA programs at Wharton, Cornell,         success in my MBA
                                                                                       program.
Emory, Chicago, SUNY Buffalo, INSEAD, Northwestern and NYU.
                                                                                       Yu Jin,
                                                                                       China
                                                                                       Goizueta School
                                                                                       of Business,
                                                                                       Emory University,
                                                                                       Class of 2009
                                                                                         Sample Weekly Schedule
                                   Monday                       Tuesday                      Wednesday                        Thursday                           Friday                        Saturday

                                    8:30-9:35                  8:30-9:20                       8:30-9:20                       8:30-9:20                       8:30-9:20                      8:00-22:00



SIIBS
                                  Power Reading              Power Reading                   Power Reading                   Power Reading                   Power Reading                   Washington DC
                                                                                                                                                                                                Day Trip
                                   9:45-12:05                   9:40-12:10                      9:40-12:10                      9:40-12:10                      9:40-12:10
                                   Core Class                   Core Class                      Core Class                      Core Class                      Core Class

                                   13:30-15:00               Free afternoon                    14:00-16:30                      Afternoon
                                  Guest Lecture                                               Corporate Visit               Library research;
                                  Dr. Jean-Marc                                               Rohm & Haas                       instructor
                                   Choukroun,                                                 Corporate HQ,                   consultations
                                  Organizational                                               Philadelphia
                                    Dynamics,                                                                                 18:30-22:00
                                  Understanding                                                                                  Baseball:
                                     Strategy                                                                               Phillies v. Marlins




“
SIIBS was useful                                         SIIBS 2008 Summer Session: June 30-July 25, 2008
                                                                                     (University closed July 4th for holiday)
in many ways in

preparing me for my                  Tuition and Fees:

MBA program. I was                        Enrollment fee ................................................................................................................................$90
                                          Tuition .......................................................................................................................................$3,240
especially happy to                       University fees ..............................................................................................................................$157
see the same case we                      Medical insurance ..........................................................................................................................$79
                                          Total ..........................................................................................................................................$3,566
discussed in SIIBS
                                                                                                   Valid for 2008 session only
in my first semester

marketing class, and

I could be the one          For more information or to apply, please contact:
to prepare it for my        University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs




              ”
                            110 Fisher-Bennett Hall
team, saving me
                            3340 Walnut Street
precious time.              Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274
                            USA

Manel Oliva-Trastoy, PhD,   1.215.898.8681 (phone)
Andorra                     1.215.898.2684 (fax)
Fulbright Scholar,
                            elp@sas.upenn.edu
Wharton Class of 2008
                            www.sas.upenn.edu/elp

								
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