4-, 8- and 12-Week Business English

4-, 8- and 12-Week Business English


Improve your international Business English communication skills to further advance your career or succeed in one of our Accelerated Certificate Programs or an MBA program. Learn more about doing business in the U.S. as well as internationally. Study business concepts and business English, and enhance your cross-cultural communication skills for business and professional settings.


  • Enroll in just one 4-week session or study for 8 or 12 weeks
  • Improve communication skills by exploring management types, advertising and presentation skills, business etiquette and customs, and negotiation styles
  • Attend small classes – usually about 16 students
  • Develop a network of business contacts from many countries
  • Become familiar with and utilize highly valuable online resources which will serve you well beyond the program dates
  • Complement your learning with case studies, guest speakers, company visits, and a focus on up-to-date business issues
  • Strengthen your English skills before starting one of UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education’s many certificate programs or before entering an MBA program
  • Advance your skills even further with elective courses in topics such as American film, pronunciation, conversation, academic vocabulary, and iBT TOEFL preparation
  • Learn about business etiquette across cultures
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of your program


  • Available to students 17 years and older with a minimum of intermediate English skill level determined by our placement test upon arrival
  • To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1)
English proficiency requirements
UCI placement test scores equivalent to:
500 450 45 4.5