Global Business English Program

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 visits to regional businesses 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
  • Experiential Fridays: Weekly trips to companies for hands-on, experiential learning (includes a trip to Washington, DC)
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, pronunciation and intonation, Colloquial/conversational English
  • U.S. Culture: Social and business etiquette
  • Workshops: Academic skills and strategies, team strategies, career management
  • Firm visits: Visit firms and companies, connect with the alumni network.
  • Cultural excursions: Attend a US baseball game, 4th of July picnic, visits to local historic sites
Program Details

Dates: June 29, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Location: Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Class Schedule

See a sample schedule.


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

Contact Us
Tel. 01 757 221 1627

Deadline: May 1, 2020

To register, email [[gbep]] to open a registration page for you.


$4,500 program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Materials
  • Business Site Visits
  • Cultural Trips