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Take Your Business English to the Next Level

Tip: The Business Seminar will be offered online in Summer 2021.

Offered online in Summer 2021, the Business Seminar is designed to prepare you for professional life or graduate business study and help you build the necessary skills to compete in the world of business. Develop the communication skills you need to be competitive in global business. Make international connections, gain cross-cultural understanding, and experience business case study analysis.  

The Business Seminar offers participants the tools to think critically about international business environments. It is a rigorous program that introduces students to the workload and content of an American MBA program.

You will join students preparing for an MBA program at Yale or other universities, working business professionals and entrepreneurs, and those who are seeking promotion in their current position.

Date: Program dates: Session B, July 12 - August 13, 2021 (offered online)

Application opens: February 15, 2021

Application deadline: June 18, 2021

Business Seminar Daily Schedule

Students are expected to attend the live synchronous online sessions daily. Additional assignments will be completed in preparation for these classes.

Class Days Times
Business Seminar MTWTHF 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Business Seminar 

The Seminar is an interactive course in which everyone is expected to participate in focused discussions and debates.  Students in the seminar will:

  • Study concepts and terminology found in strategic planning, organization, investment analysis, and developing a business plan
  • Participate in lectures, discussions, case studies, readings, and small group work with presentations
  • Practice in the case method to explore business strategies and concepts
  • Engage in team building and international networking with peers
  • Build leadership skills
  • Improve your spoken English -- vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar and pronunciation -- within the business context
  • Focus on presentations in mock business meetings based on case studies
  • Participate in seminar style discussions and debate

Tuition and Fees

Item Amount
Tuition - Business Seminar $2,000
Technology Fee $85
Application fee (nonrefundable) $75

For other fees and residential costs, please visit our Tuition and Fees page. All tuition and fees must be paid in full three weeks before the program begins (by June 18, 2021).

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session only offers financial assistance to Yale College students. Financial assistance is not available for visiting students at this time. Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance.

Application Information

To apply, review the application requirements for international students, and fill out the Yale Summer Session application.  The Certificate programs are offered under Yale Summer Session B course listings. 

Proof of English proficiency is not required for this program, but students who apply to the professional seminars are expected to have strong English skills. Students applying to the Business Seminar should have at least two years of undergraduate study in Business to qualify for the program.