Certificate in Professional English Studies
Professional English Studies The Certificate Program in Professional English Studies offers opportunities to refine your English skills for the workplace and develop your knowledge of American business culture and public policy practices. Designed for international professionals, the program explores the fields of business and policy administration while emphasizing the critical leadership and networking skills you need for success. As a student in the fall semester program, you’ll learn the principles of American business practices and have opportunities to network and interact with native English speakers in professional settings. You’ll also analyze case studies, develop business plans, and explore topics such as microfinance, negotiation, and business ethics. As a student in the spring semester program, you’ll learn the principles of organizational behavior, public policy, and nonprofit administration, with a focus on leadership and community engagement. You’ll engage in independent field work involving the nonprofit sector and have opportunities to visit government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. You can enroll in either the fall or spring semester programs, or choose to enroll for both semesters. Courses provided each semester are designed to develop your reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presentation skills, as well as to instill greater self-confidence so you can continue to advance in your chosen field.