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Certificate Program: The Center for Language Education & Development

Certificate Program
Certificate Program in Business Administration & Professional English (BPE)
Two semesters (one academic year):
August 29, 2011 to May 12, 2012*
Application deadline: July 15, 2011

The BPE certificate program is designed for international students who are non-native speakers of English.  BPE certificate students are interested in developing an advanced level of English for business and professional purposes, and in learning the basics of American business practices. A university degree and minimum TOEFL score of 70 IBT/195 CBT/525 PBT or IELTS score of 6 are required for admission to this program.

The Fall semester of this two semester program includes a 20-hour per week English for Professional Purposes course and two Business Administration courses, Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing. The Spring semester includes an English for Specific Business Purposes course which meets an average of 18 hours per week, and three Business Administration courses, Business Accounting, Business Financial Management, and Business Policy. All Business Administration Courses are taken jointly with American students at Georgetown University. Faculty members in the Certificate Program are full-time, experienced professors from the Georgetown University English as a Foreign Language Intensive Program and the McDonough School of Business.

For more information about the BPE Program, including course descriptions and faculty biographies, go to http://scs.georgetown.edu/programs/189/certificate-in-business-and-professional-english
*Program end date to be determined by business course schedules not yet published.

Course Details

In addition to Intensive English courses, you also take business courses.

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Admission Requirements

Applying for the Certificate Program requires a TOEFL score.

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Business and Professional English Certificate Program
Dates and Prices
Two semesters:  August 29, 2011 to May 12, 2012
*COST: US$19,250
      Fall $9,670
      Spring $9,580
Application Deadline:  July 15, 2011
Additional Costs/Fees
 *Rates are subject to change without notice

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