English For Business Studies

The application/registration process for ELI’s 2015 Summer Programs opens in February, 2015.

Details, including dates, deadlines, and fees, will be available in January, 2015.
Please check back here in the new year!


A deposit of $500.00 must be received before your application can be processed.  

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Program Description - English for Business Studies

The English for Business Studies (EBS) program is an intensive program for students who have been accepted to a competitive MBA program in the U.S. for the fall term.

The primary focus of EBS is on developing the academic language skills necessary for success in a rigorous MBA program. The program challenges students with courses and projects designed to reflect current MBA program practices. Students work both individually and in teams on a variety of projects and receive personal feedback on their progress. In addition, students have extensive opportunities to become accustomed to a U.S. academic environment to ease the transition into a full-time MBA program.

Classes meet approximately twenty hours per week, Monday through Friday, with some evening sessions and Saturday sessions. Attendance is mandatory, as are the individual and team homework assignments, a certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program. 

The EBS program is committed to extending participants' use of English outside the classroom. A variety of activities such as receptions and sports activities provide opportunities to use English in social and educational settings. Participants in the EBS program are considered enrolled in the University and have access to U-M libraries and computing centers. Access to sports facilities is also available for a small fee.