The Institute for Business Communication assists students in improving their business knowledge and communication.  By using real-world business issues and topics, the program helps students enhance their professional skills.  Guest lectures from Penn professors offer students a unique university experience.

  • 4 week program
  • 20-25 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week
  • Penn professor guest lectures
  • 2 levels: intermediate, 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
 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 be at least 18 years old (2 years undergraduate study recommended) and have a language proficiency at the CEFR level of B1- as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 57+, TOEFL PBT of 487+, IELTS of 5.5+, or TOEIC of 550+. If you do not have a test score but believe you are at an intermediate level or higher, you can participate in an online placement test to determine eligibility after submitting your application. If you do not qualify for the program, all application materials will be returned to you.