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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

My son is currently studying in Grade 11. We have a family business, and we were looking for a good Family Business course for him in the US. Can you please suggest colleges which offer suitable business or entrepreneurship related courses?
—Umangi Thakkar

There are several Universities that offer good Business and Entrepreneurship related courses as a part of their Business program in the US. Some of the courses that may interest you are:  The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Taking the Leap, Entrepreneurial Family Business and Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship at University of Southern California; Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University; Entrepreneurship and Opportunity, 21st Century Entrepreneurship, Managing a  Growing Business at Babson University; Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Perspective on Entrepreneurship at University of California, Berkeley; Entrepreneurial  Management, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Boston College. There are many colleges that offer such programs. You may decide the college of your choice based on your school grades and final SAT score.

I have completed my B.Tech Computer Engineering and have been working since the last two years with a MNC. I was looking to apply to Singapore for pursuing an MBA. What are the Admission requirements for application?    
—Girish Sukher

The best MBA programs in Singapore are offered by Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and National University of Singapore (NUS).  The basic Admission requirements for these universities are:

  • A good Bachelor’s degree (any field of study)
  • Two years of post-degree working experience.
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Essays (2)
  • Recommendation Letters (2):  The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client.

My son is studying in Grade X. He is interested in studying Engineering. Can you suggest Summer School programs in the US which may benefit him?    
—Kavita Singh

Summer School programs are also known as Pre-College Programs. One of the things that you need to consider during Application is the Age Criteria. To be Eligible for High School Summer College your age eligibility criteria is 16-19 years or completion of 10th grade. This requirement may vary according to each university.  Summer School programs may help him to enhance his understanding and passion for Engineering.

You may consider the following Summer School Programs:

  • Stanford University: Management Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Physics.
  • Cornell University: Green Cities & Sustainable Futures, Cornell Engineering Experience and The Digital World and You.
  • Johns Hopkins University: Computer Science & Foundation of Programming, Biotechnology and Principles of Engineering Design.
  • University of California Berkeley: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Electrical Engineering.
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