The Institute for Business Communication engages students in courses that cover a variety of real world business issues and topics designed to improve their business knowledge and professional communication skills, and better prepare them to achieve their professional goals.

  • 4 week program
  • 20-25 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week
  • 1 level: high-intermediate to advanced

 Sample Weekly Schedule

TimeMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50Understanding Business InnovationUnderstanding Business InnovationExploring Global StrategyExploring Global StrategyStrategic Speaking
 10:00-11:05Strategic SpeakingStrategic SpeakingStrategic SpeakingStrategic Speaking
Effective Meetings & Negotiations
 11:15-12:20Effective Meetings & NegotiationsEffective Meetings & NegotiationsEffective Meetings & NegotiationsEffective Meetings & Negotiations
 12:30-1:45LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
 1:45-2:50Professional Business WritingProfessional Business WritingProfessional Business WritingProfessional Business Writing 
 Major League Baseball game
Afternoon/ Evening Activities Art Museum visit   Penn Faculty Guest Lecture

Program Requirements

Students must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study and must have a language proficiency at CEFR level of B2- as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 70+, TOEFL PBT of 530+, IELTS of 6.0+, or TOEIC of 720+. If you do not have a test score but believe you are at a high-intermediate to advanced level, please contact Penn ELP.