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Develop your business English skills before starting your degree

Thunderbird's Business English Communications classes are designed for students entering our graduate programs whose English proficiency scores do not meet minimum admissions standards. These hands-on classes help you strengthen your command of the English language and prepare you for a successful degree program experience. During your Business English Communications classes, you will also have the unique opportunity to experience and integrate into the Thunderbird campus lifestyle before your degree begins.

Business English Communications Coursework

  • Academic & Business Writing Skills
  • American Business & Cross-cultural Communications
  • Critical Thinking through Case Studies & Reading Strategies
  • Business Presentation Skills

Testing and constant feedback from faculty provide you with up-to-date measurements regarding your progress.


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Business English Communications: Spring 2018


Cohort Name BEC III BEC IV
Session* Fall A Fall B
iBT Toefl Score 90-94 95-99
IELTS 6.5** 7.0
Orientation 08/15/17 10/16/17
Class Start 08/17/17 10/18/17
Class End 10/06/17 12/01/17

*Session tuition is $4,830.
** Two or more of the four scores are below 6.5.

Business English Communications: Fall 2018


Session* Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B
iBT Toefl Score 80-84 85-89 90-94 95-99
IELTS 6.5** 6.5*** 6.5 7.0
Orientation 01/08/18 03/12/18 05/14/18 06/25/18
Class Start 01/10/18 03/14/18 05/16/18 06/27/18
Class End 02/23/18 04/27/18 06/22/18 08/03/18

*Session tuition is $4,830.
**Two or more of the four scores are below 6.5.
***Only one of the four scores is below 6.5.

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