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Business English

Business English

Who should take this course?

This is a program for serious students who want to improve English fluency through business content studies. Students with high-intermediate and advanced English proficiency may take this program. A student's English proficiency is determined during orientation, when the student first arrives at the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI). Students who do not have the required English level proficiency for this program will take Conversation and Fluency (beginner, low-intermediate, and intermediate levels).


2016 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

  • July 5 - 29
  • August 1 - 26

Program Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday

  • 25 hours per week

  • Schedule varies depending on level and courses chosen

Required Courses:

Be prepared to work in teams while improving presentation skills, negotiating, meeting skills, business vocabulary, and business writing while surveying topics such as:

  • American Business

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • International Trade

  • Management

  • Human Resources

This program includes expert guest speakers and visits to local businesses. Guest speaker dates and company visits vary according to availability.

Cost (In U.S. Dollars):

Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)

FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
2016Tuition: $2,200

International Student Service Fee: $140
Books/Materials: Approximately $150-175

(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
Apply Now! Click here for the most current International Programs application.

Need Housing? Click here for housing options.

Need Medical Insurance? Click here for details. Please note that In September and December, there are periods of no insurance coverage unless the student purchases additional coverage.