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English for Professional Purposes - Business, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #19 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
This English for Professional Purposes - Business from Columbia University is a 3-week high-level intensive course for business professionals and pre-MBA students that begins in late July.
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The program

  • Improve your business English on campus at an Ivy League University
  • Build your confidence in business presentations and business writing
  • Get ready for your MBA
  • Up your game in the global marketplace
  • Come study business English where business happens: New York City

Classes balance business content with language study. Students will receive detailed instruction and individualized feedback on presentation, writing, and management skills.

The English for Professional Purposes - Business from Columbia University provides opportunity for students to meet and socialize with future business school colleagues and other international business people from different areas of the world, enjoying New York cultural and entertainment offerings during out-of-class hours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course curriculum includes:

  • Examination and discussion of case studies from such companies as Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, and Proctor and Gamble
  • Current business trends
  • Simulations
  • Elevator pitches
  • Summarizing and critiquing articles
  • Writing business emails and memos
  • Networking skills
  • SWOT analyses
  • Guest lectures from business professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Tours of New York financial institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, and other Wall Street landmarks
  • Assignments requiring library and field research, teamwork, and business writing: case analysis, proposals, reports
  • Language skills, vocabulary, and grammatical structures useful for business

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

  • Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 85 (iBT) 6.5 (IELTS) or or ALP previous promotion/placement into ALP Level 7 for admission to this program. (Minimum high B2, low C1 CEF-R).
  • If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score, but have another qualification (for example, Cambridge CAE), the ALP will happily review it. In some cases the ALP will also conduct its own language assessment in order to determine admission for otherwise qualified/interested candidates.
  • Students must hold a bachelor's degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4610 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4610 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National

    4610 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4610 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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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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