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
|9:00-9:50||Understanding Business Innovation||Understanding Business Innovation||Exploring Global Strategy||Exploring Global Strategy||Strategic Speaking|
|10:00-11:05||Strategic Speaking||Strategic Speaking||Strategic Speaking||Strategic Speaking|
|Effective Meetings & Negotiations|
|11:15-12:20||Effective Meetings & Negotiations||Effective Meetings & Negotiations||Effective Meetings & Negotiations||Effective Meetings & Negotiations|
|1:45-2:50||Professional Business Writing||Professional Business Writing||Professional Business Writing||Professional Business Writing|| |
Major League Baseball game
|Afternoon/ Evening Activities||Art Museum visit||Penn Faculty Guest Lecture|
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.