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Intensive Business

Intensive Business

Who should take this course?

This program is designed for professionals and students seeking to upgrade their English skills in the work place. Curriculum includes fundamentals of the English language, plus specialized courses in business such as marketing and finance. High-intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 105-110) may take this program. Student's English proficiency is determined during the first week of the program (week 0).

2014 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

  • January 6 - March 21
  • March 31 - June 13
  • June 23 - September 5
  • September 22 - December 5

Program Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday

  • Classes are held between 8:30 - 4:30 PM

  • 11 weeks - 25 hours per week (first week is testing, orientation & registration)

  • Schedule varies depending on level and classes chosen

Required Courses:

  • Core classes for fluency and comprehension

  • Business skills development

  • Six hour American Business Studies class providing:

    • Case studies in marketing, management, international business, and decision-making

    • American business vocabulary

    • Class presentations and guest speakers on special topics

In addition to required courses, students may choose nine hours per week from the following list:

  • Business Writing

  • Idioms for Business

  • Advanced Oral Presentations

  • Advanced Reading for IELTS Preparation

  • TOEFL Preparation

  • TOEIC Vocabulary

  • Conversation

  • American Culture

Note: This program is strictly for students interested in learning English through business topics and skills development. This is primarily an English language program.

Cost (In U.S. Dollars):

Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)

FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
2014 Tuition: $3,750

International Student Service Fee: $350
Books/Materials: Approximately $250

(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 2014 International Programs application.

Need Housing? Click here for housing options.



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