Hear what past students have to say about MBI.
Carolina was an Art History major from Sewanee who knew she wanted to work in the art world, and she used MBI to round out her academic experience and land a job with Christie's.
Stephen was a Foreign Affairs and Economics major who used MBI to transition into a career in finance in New York City. Watch his story.
Alexandra was a Psychology major from UVA who took MBI to see if business might be the right fit for her. She now works in commercial real estate in New York City.
Scott was a Politics major who used MBI to transition into a career in Finance. After MBI he went on to earn his MBA from the Darden School of Business, and is now a Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch.
Jason was an Economics major from UVA who wanted to pursue a career in finance. MBI gave him the experience he needed to land the job of his dreams.
Emily was a Media Studies major who used MBI to land an internship and eventually a full-time job at Morgan Stanley.
“There was no doubt that I wanted to do it. UVA is a great place to be for a month. The program gives you such a broad foundation of knowledge. At Hampden-Sydney, we’ve got two big majors: Econ, which I chose, and Econ & Business. MBI’s Certificate in Business Fundamentals will supplement the econ track and give me a base of business knowledge that I can use when I apply for my M.B.A. or M.S. in Commerce Program, so I’m not coming in empty-handed.” - Larry, Economics, Hampden-Sydney University
"MBI was a truly rewarding program. I accumulated a tremendous amount of fundamental business knowledge that I know I will implement in my future profession. The professors are world-class and understand how to teach the material in a straightforward manner, which for students is ideal. I recommend this program to any student passionate about understanding the nature of business.” - Bennett, Economics, University of Michigan
"Attending MBI was a wonderful experience and the perfect way to augment the liberal arts education I was receiving at my home institution. The classes were engaging and fun, and taught by excellent professors who sparked an interest in business that I never knew I had. MBI has provided a financial and quantitative understanding that, coupled with the liberal arts skills from my home institution, I am confident will enable me to succeed in both the business world and beyond. I highly recommend MBI to any liberal arts or non-business major student looking to gain a solid grasp of business fundamentals." -Josh, Political Science, Christendom College
“My ultimate goal is to work in the sports industry for a professional team in a front office role. The sports industry is very competitive, it was crucial for me to expand my business skills and knowledge. MBI gave me the opportunity to accomplish this goal. The program challenged me and gave me a chance to interact with some of the best professors in their field. Also, I grew as an individual by working with students from around the country with diverse perspectives. Through numerous projects, I learned the value of teamwork in accomplishing projects. The personal attention from the professors and the resources available through career services was invaluable. More importantly, MBI has given me the confidence to say to an employer that I will be an asset for your organization.” - Bernard, Politics, University of Virginia
"Having majored in Chemistry and Politics, Business was a far removed subject from my curriculum. However, wanting to go into the legal field, I decided that it was necessary to know something about how business works, and MBI couldn't have been a better decision! I enjoyed the material not only because it was new and interesting but also because of the professors’ ability to relay that information in an engaging way. I took MBI not to transition into the business sector, but simply to better understand the field and I was more than impressed with the design of the program. You won’t only be learning about the material but engaging in real-world case studies, alone and within groups, and I think that makes all the difference." - Amber, Chemistry, University of Virginia
“As a varsity athlete, I found the summer session to be absolutely perfect. I was able to go to class during the day, and I worked out before class and in the afternoon. It was perfectly manageable, and there are some beautiful running trails around Charlottesville. I would wholeheartedly recommend MBI to anyone. I found it to be so amazing in supplementing everything I’ve learned and preparing me for internships in the coming years.” - Haley, Psychology, Amherst