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Graduate Business English & Culture Program

Start your path to success

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 Raymond A. Mason School of Business!

Advantages of the W&M Graduate Business English & Culture Program
  • Focus is on business: Faculty include Mason School of Business professors, Mason Executive Partners, and ESL instructors trained in Business English. 
  • Small class size: Average of 10 students per class
  • Individual attention from faculty and staff
  • Career coaching: Get a personalized head start on your career search
  • Networking: Weekly trips to businesses for hands-on, 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.
Program Details

Dates: July 6 – August 10, 2015 
Location: Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Housing

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

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

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Register online at: https://forms.wm.edu/14162

 PROGRAM FEE

$4,400 program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Materials
  • Business Site Visits
  • Cultural Trips