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 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

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50 Understanding Business Innovation Understanding Business Innovation Exploring Global Strategy Exploring Global Strategy Persuasive Presentations
 10:00-11:05 Strategic Interactions Strategic Interactions Persuasive Presentations Persuasive Presentations Effective Negotiations
 11:15-12:20 Data Integration Data Integration Effective Negotiations Effective Negotiations Effective Negotiations
 12:20-1:35 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
 1:45-2:50 Collaborative Meetings Collaborative Meetings Professional Business Writing Professional Business Writing  
Afternoon Activities  Art Museum visit     Major League Baseball game

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.