The International Business Communication for Professionals (IBCP) program is designed for working professionals with at least 2 years of business experience who want to improve the effectiveness and confidence with which they communicate in professional situations in English.  IBCP integrates targeted skills into simulations based on current international business cases.  The program is offered at an intermediate and advanced level.

IBCP for Intermediate Speakers

  • 2 week program*
  • 30 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week

Sample Weekly Schedule: IBCP for Intermediate Speakers

*Online modules available for intermediate students after completion of the 2 week program.  Additional fees apply.

IBCP for Advanced Speakers

  • 4 week program
  • 20-25 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week

Sample Weekly Schedule: IBCP for Advanced Speakers

Program Requirements

Students must have at least 2 years of professional work experience and must have a language proficiency of CEFR level B1- (for Intermediate Speakers level) or B2+ (for Advanced Speakers level).  Intermediate Speakers must demonstrate level with a test score of TOEFL iBT of 57+, TOEFL PBT of 487+, IELTS of 5.5+, or TOEIC of 550+.  Advanced Speakers must demonstrate level with a test score of TOEFL iBT of 84+, TOEFL PBT of 565+, IELTS of 6.5+, or TOEIC of 800+.  Students without test scores should contact the ELP.

Please note: ELP does not issue the Form I-20 for the 2 week Intermediate Speakers IBCP program.  Students must have the proper immigration status to enter the U.S. to attend this program. 

 


 

Sample Weekly Schedule: IBCP for Intermediate Speakers

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30-9:35

Business Analysis & Decision Making

Business Analysis & Decision Making

Leadership & Team Building

Leadership & Team Building

Productive Meetings

9:50-10:55

Cross-Cultural Interactions

Cross-Cultural Interactions

Persuasive Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Smart Negotiations

11:10-12:15

Describing Data

Describing Data

Smart Negotiations

Smart Negotiations

Smart Negotiations

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:45-2:50

Productive Meetings

 Productive Meetings

Essential Business Writing

 Productive Meetings

Persuasive Speaking

3:00-4:05

Persuasive Speaking

Smart Negotiations

 

Productive Meetings

Persuasive Speaking

Afternoon Activities

 

 

Guest Lecture

 

Socio-Cultural Event

 

Sample Weekly Schedule: IBCP for Advanced Speakers

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30-9:35

Leadership and Team Building

Business Analysis & Decision Making

Building a Global Strategy

Implementing a Global Strategy

Persuasive Speaking

9:50-10:55

Strategic Speaking

Strategic Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Smart Negotiations

11:10-12:15

Cross-Cultural Interactions

Describing Data

Smart Negotiations

Smart Negotiations

Smart Negotiations

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:45-2:50

Productive Meetings

 Productive Meetings

Essential Business Writing

Essential Business Writing

Socio-Cultural Event

Afternoon Activities

 

Corporate Visit

 

Wharton Leadership Lecture

Socio-Cultural Event