Study Business and Professional English (BPE)

Study Business and Professional English (BPE)

at Georgetown University

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. 

What the Students say:

    “The BPE program is great opportunity to learn practical business skills and meet professionals from all over the world. I have made long lasting friends in the BPE program and have enriched my cross cultural experience at Georgetown University.”

      – Alejandro, Colombia

        “During the Business and Professional English (BPE) course, I really tried to get to know the professors. The relationships, resources, and free workshops I attended improved my resume and graduate school applications. I also worked on a non-profit project and was introduced to a volunteer from the World Bank, who provided a recommendation letter that helped me get accepted into a top-five university!”

          ~Ran, China

          “It’s a good opportunity to study in the BPE program. After eight months, I’ve improved my English in speaking, writing and listening. Thanks to the teachers, I have more confidence in learning English.”

            – Ching Ching, Taiwan

        For more information about the BPE Program, including course descriptions and faculty biographies, go to
        *Program end date to be determined by business course schedules not yet published. 

        Go here for an application to this program