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Business Plus, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #19 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
The Business Plus course from Columbia University offers non-native English speakers an opportunity to improve oral communication and writing skills while taking courses in business, science, or math. 
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In today’s competitive business environment, effective communication and a strong command of English are essential to career advancement. 

In this Business Plus course from Columbia University, students work closely with Columbia faculty to improve their ability to communicate more clearly and confidently in professional contexts.  

Program Options

  • Business Plus (Fall & Spring)
  • Business Plus (Summer)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Writing
  • Oral Communications
  • Programming in JAVA
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Options and Futures
  • Financial Accounting
  • Security Analysis
  • Math Methods for Economics
  • Econometrics


Non-native English speakers with a desire to improve oral communication and writing skills while taking business or quantitative courses.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

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  • Completed Online Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts from All Post-Secondary Institutions Attended
  • Statement of Academic Purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Students Whose Native Language is Not English Must Include Proof of English Proficiency
  • International Students Must Fulfill Visa Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2052 USD per credit and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    2052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2052 USD per credit and a duration of 6 months.
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  • Tuition Per Point: $2,052
  • 3 points: $6,912
  • Application Fee: $80.00

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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