Instructor-Guided English for Business and Entrepreneurship

English for Business and Entrepreneurship (IGEBE) is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy. In this course, you will learn about topics and language necessary to succeed in the international workplace.  You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary, concepts, and issues. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to entrepreneurship by examining ideas, products, and opportunities. In unit 2, you will learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity. The next unit in the course will focus on business plans, why these plans are important, and will give you a chance to practice composing a business plan. In the final unit of the course, we will present basics for funding a business and will help you create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on a business plan.

Students will receive written and video feedback from world-renowned instructors on their assignments (business plan, pitch, etc.). The guided course will also include synchronous face-time with instructors and peers, and some team-oriented tasks. Instructors will provide individualized support to keep students progressing and help them finish the course. Upon completion, students will receive a Penn Certificate that states number of equivalent coursework hours.

The experience stands out from other, remote programs because it is…

  • High-quality Online Learning – developed through months of collaborative design with high-production value and based on recent research.
  • Accessible to a wide-range of proficiency profiles through both leveled and supplementary content.
  • Real-world tasks that are valuable products students can immediately put to use.
Program length 5 weeks
Dates and registration Custom dates available.
Level Pre-intermediate to Advanced
Synchronous hours 5 (1 each week)
Asynchronous hours 35-45 (average 8 each week)