Who’s Hiring from Business “Boot Camps”

By Michelle Rafter

Jul. 30, 2004

Since their inception seven years ago, intensive summer “boot camps” for non-business majors held by prominent U.S. B-schools such as Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and NYU’s Stern School of Business have prepared students for corporate jobs with McKinsey, Fidelity, General Mills and UPS, among others. Here’s a quick rundown of some of these programs.

SchoolYear StartedDescriptionCostStudents in 2004Corporate-Sponsored StudentsCompanies that have hired program grads
Dartmouth Tuck School of Business
Bridge Program
1997Two four-week, full-time, noncredit sessions for sophomores and older$7,5000 includes tuition, books, room and board (scholarships available)26018 in 2004, 606 to dateAmerican Express, Bain Capital, Fidelity, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Brandes Investment
NYU Stern School of Business Undergraduate College Stern Advantage Program2000One six-week, full-time, three-credit session for sophomores and older$8,450 includes tuition, books, and room37None so farBoston Capital, CIBC World Markets, Pfizer
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Summer Institute

2004One four-week, full-time, noncredit session for juniors and older$8,000 includes tuition, books, room and board55None so farNot available
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering Program
1998One six-week, full-time, for-credit session for sophomores and older$5,175 includes tuition, books; optional room and board $1,655 to $2,160 extra43None so farDHL, General Electric, KPMG, McKinsey, Ogilvy & Mather, Price Waterhouse, UPS

Michelle Rafter is a Workforce contributing editor.

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