Based on a successful entrepreneurship program developed for over ten years at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA, the Balkans International Entrepreneurship Summer School in Tirana, Albania combines classroom learning, entrepreneurial community engagement, and experiential projects. The BIESS is the first international entrepreneurship summer program that combines the experience and thorough knowledge of professors and researchers from top U.S. universities, regional business leaders and local experts on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Balkans with students and young entrepreneurs from the region.
The BIE Summer School program is open to students and professionals of college age and above. We host students from various countries such as Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and more creating a uniquely international environment for our students.If you are a curious-minded, analytical, and creative student, employee, businessmen or women, civic leader, young entrepreneur or someone who has an idea but doesn’t know what to do next, you should consider joining this 8-day intensive program.
Our program is traditionally tailored to offer courses in English with interesting topics from all the main fields of business administration, entrepreneurship and innovation.The course draws on readings, discussions, lectures by entrepreneurs and researchers with distinctive entrepreneurial and finance experience to cover the important aspects of company formation, leadership, and value creation. BIE Summer School’s week-long intensive curriculum prepares leaders to create social and economic value through an experiential learning curriculum of human-centered design innovation, entrepreneurial execution, social value and globalization, policy and diplomacy, character development
Apart from the expertly designed academic program, we want our participants to enjoy themselves while learning. Therefore, in collaboration with one of the best tour operators in the region, Albania Experience, we have included some unique highlights to our program such as fieldtrips to Kosovo (Prishtina and Gjakova) as well as evening tours of Tirana and the surrounding areas. International and local students will visit the main attractions in the city, enjoy local culinary delights and Albania’s beautiful nature, and learn that there is much more to Albaniathan meets the eye!
BIE Summer School 2016 is a mix of rigorous work and recreation. We are here to change your mindset so that you can create social and economic value wherever you choose to live and work. This program is an introduction in how to be prepared for global scale opportunities while contributing to the local economy at home, in the Balkans!