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Global Business English Program

GBEP 2021 will run as a virtual program. 

Courses will be offered in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions to make the program accessible across multiple time zones. 

 Start your path to success

Graduate study in the US is exciting and demanding. As a new university student in the U.S., you will encounter challenges: navigating a new culture in a foreign language; using English on a daily basis with peers and professors; adjusting to the different expectations of American professors; learning new styles of teaching in the classroom; learning techniques to effectively contribute to team projects and assignments; and understanding U.S. academic and business culture. 

In partnership with the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary offers a special 4 week intensive preparatory program for incoming graduate business students. The program combines advanced English language training; academic skills; presentation and teamwork strategies; and guest lectures to prepare students to succeed in their graduate business programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Advantages of the W&M Global Business English Program
  • Prepares you for success in a graduate business program, such as the MBA, MAcc or MSBA program at William & Mary
  • Faculty include Raymond A. Mason School of Business professors, Mason Executive Partners, and professional English instructors trained in Business English. 
  • Small class size: Average of 20 students per class
  • Individual attention to students from faculty and staff
  • Career coaching: Get a personalized head start on career management and networking skills
Curriculum includes:
  • Business Context: Lectures by MBA faculty, case studies, current issues in business
  • Advanced Writing: Advanced English academic and business writing
  • Advanced Communication: Public speaking and professional presentation and  Colloquial/conversational English
  • U.S. Culture: Social and business etiquette
  • Workshops: Academic skills and strategies, team strategies, career management
  • Cultural excursions: Connect with current W&M MBA students
Program Details

Dates: June 7, 2021 - July 2, 2021
Location: Virtual (mixed synchronous and asynchronous to allow for access from multiple time zones)

Class Schedule

2021 Virtual Program Schedule

Material Requirements

Students will need access to computer, laptop, or tablet with camera and microphone. This program will include a few hours a week live on Zoom meetings for group discussions and class. 


Deadline: April 30, 2021

Open registration page. 



Contact Us

Tel. 01 757 221 1627