Who should take this course?
Students and professionals who want to improve English fluency through business content studies will benefit from the Business English program.
Students with high-intermediate and advanced English proficiency are welcome to take this program. All new students must take an online placement test to determine their English level before starting the Business English. The placement test is part of the required online pre-arrival orientation.
- January 9 - February 3
- February 6 - March 3
- July 3 - 28 (July 4 is a holiday)
- August 7 - September 1
- October 16 - November 9
- November 13 - December 8
- January 8 - February 2
- February 5 - March 1
- July 1 - 26
- August 5 - 30
- October 14 - November 8
- November 12 - December 6
View a complete list of all program dates.
All programs close when they are full. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all seats available are taken. Acceptance deadline is 3 weeks before the program start-date.
All enrolled students are required to complete an online pre-arrival orientation before starting the Business English program.
- 15* or 20 hours per week
- Schedule varies depending on level and courses chosen
Be prepared to work in teams while improving presentation skills, negotiating, meeting skills, vocabulary, and writing while surveying topics such as:
- American business and entrepreneurship
- Management and leadership
- International Trade
- Human Resources
This program includes guest speakers and visits to local businesses. Guest speaker dates and company visits vary according to availability and current campus guidelines.
In the 15-hour* per week part-time Business English schedule, business writing and some projects will be omitted; guest speakers and field trips will also vary according to availability during the schedule of this less intensive program.
Cost (in U.S. dollars)
2023 & 2024
- Application Fee: $175 (nonrefundable)
- Part-time Tuition: $2,050 (15 hours per week / 60 hours total)*, OR
- Full-timeTuition: $2,300 (20 hours per week / 100 hours total)
- International Student Service Fee: $200
- UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies medical insurance: $220
- Books/Materials: Approximately $150-175 (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
* The part-time program is not eligible for the Form I-20.
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Advisory About Variable Enrollments
Enrollment numbers in our 4-week English language programs vary from month-to-month. Therefore, if we have low enrollments in the original 4-week program, we will notify you within 30-days of your program start date, so that you may cancel your enrollment or enroll into another 4-week program.
If our online pre-arrival placement tests indicate that your English proficiency level does not permit placement in the original 4-week program class, we will place you in 4 weeks of study in a corresponding 4-week or 8-week program or provide a combination of classes and individual tutoring to ensure a program of 15 or 20 hours per week for 4 weeks. Alternatively, we may decide to place all 4-week program students in level-appropriate classes in a corresponding 4-week or 8-week program in order to provide a program of 15 or 20 hours per week for 4 weeks. When this happens, the students’ 4-week program will have the features described for the new 4- or 8-week program, not the features described for the original program. The tuition and fees for the students’ 4-week program enrollment will remain the same.