Summer Business Program

Summer Business Program

Between mid-May and mid-June, the Department of Management experiences a special event: during the Summer Business Program, second and third year students of the Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Science and Economic Sciences share via Caniana university classrooms with american students that reach Bergamo from Missouri. 

Active since 2002, the Summer Business Program is the result of a collaboration between the University of Bergamo and the University of Missouri - Columbia (USA)

The Summer Business Program is a particularly enriching and successful educational exchange program between students and professors in the areas of marketing, finance, and international business management. Besides, it’s an opportunity for cultural and social exchange between different perspectives, knowledge and interests. 

Program a.y. 2022-2023

The call to participate in the Business Summer Program a.y. 2022-2023 is now open. The BSP will happen from 15 May 2023 to 9 June 2023, with three days of lessons a week between Tuesday and Friday (morning and afternoon). The courses will take place at the University headquarters in via dei caniana. The registration deadline, to be made exclusively through the registration forms attached to the call, is 21 March 2023 at 12.00.

Registrations made after 12.00 on 21 March 2023 will not be considered.

Under equal conditions, participation in the courses is reserved for 2nd and 3rd-year students and off-track students from the first-level degree courses of the Department of Management and Department of Economics enrolled in the a.y. 2022-2023. As part of the Summer Business Program training, attendance is limited for a maximum of n—15 incoming Erasmus students.

Every Italian and Erasmus student will be able to choose a course among those taught by the professors of the University of Bergamo and one among those held by Missouri University’s professors. In the registration form, it is necessary to indicate the order of your preferences from 1 to 3 for courses taught by University professors and from 1 to 3 for courses taught by the University of Missouri professors.

The following courses will be conducted by professors – tenured or appointed – of the University of Bergamo:

  • Banking and insurance companies [cod. 87082 - SECS-P/11] - prof. Laura Viganò
  • International marketing [cod. 87063 - SECS-P/08] - prof. Mauro Cavallone
  • Organizational Design and Behavior [87130 - SECS-P/10] - prof. Luca Carollo, prof. Massimiliano Barattucci 

Missouri University’s professors will hold the following courses:

  • International finance [87064 - SECS-P/11] - prof. Melissa Griswold
  • Special topics in marketing [87051 - SECS-P/08] - prof. Courtney Cothern
  • Topics in International business [87099 - SECS-P/08] - prof. Gay Albright, prof. Christie McCullough

The official opening of the Summer Business Program will take place on Monday, 15 May 2023, at 18.00 in the Galeotti classroom, in the presence of professors from both Universities and all American, Italian, and Erasmus students.