William and Mary

Graduate Business English & Culture Program


Your success as a business student and as a business professional in the US depends on a solid foundation of academic preparation and core skills in English communication and business culture. 

As a new university student in the US, you will encounter many challenges, including navigating a new culture in a foreign language and adjusting to the different expectations of American professors.  Other challenges include learning new styles of teaching in the classroom, cross-cultural communication, and understanding US business culture. 

The W&M Graduate Business English & Culture Program (pdf) offers a unique opportunity to prepare you for success as you begin your MBA Program at the Mason School of Business!

Key Advantages of the William & Mary Graduate Business English & Culture Program:
  • Prepares you for success in the graduate business programs at the College of William & Mary
  • Faculty include Mason School of Business professors, Mason Executive Partners, and ESL instructors trained in Business English. 
  • Small class size: Average of 10 per class
  • Individual attention to students by faculty and staff
  • Head start on career search, resume building, interviewing and networking skills.
  • Experiential Fridays: Weekly trips to businesses for experiential learning (includes a trip to Washington, DC)
Curriculum includes:
  • Business Context: Multi-national business concepts and business expansion, case studies, current issues
  • Business Language building: Business writing, business reading, listening skills
  • Communication skills: Presentation skills, non-verbal behavior, discussion techniques
  • Career services: Career planning, resume writing, networking, interviewing skills
  • Special topics: U.S. Business culture/manners. pronunciation and intonation, time management, classroom culture
  • Tours and Visiting Lecturers: Visit businesses, connect with the alumni network.

Dates: July 14 – August 8, 2014
Location: Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.


Students may apply for on-campus summer housing at very reasonable rates!

[[premba,Stephen Sechrist]], Director, International Students and Scholars Program
Tel. 01 757 221 3437



Deadline: June 1, 2014

Register online at:


$4,400 program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Materials
  • Business Site Visits
  • Cultural Trips