Professional Development

Program overview

This program provides you the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the modern business world by studying the most important subjects while developing your professional business skills and advancing your English proficiency.

Courses are designed to cover the theoretical basis and fundamental principles of each subject, and include analytical tools used by business managers to make important real-life decisions.

These are avocational courses and do not prepare students for a job of any type.


  • Improvement of your English proficiency and presentation skills;
  • A deeper understanding of the global economy and the business world;
  • Development of new skills and acquisition of international contacts with other students from around the world;
  • Receiving a Certificate of Attendance or Course Completion for each subject (after attaining a passing grade).


  • F-1 visa and minimum age of 18 years old;
  • High-school completion;
  • English proficiency of Level 6 or higher;
  • Minimum enrollment of 1 full course;
  • Demonstrate maturity and willingness to participate in classroom activities.


The course selection is based upon student interest. Courses are taught face-to-face, utilizing extensive online resources to enrich the course delivery. The purchase of books while not essential, is encouraged.

Courses include:

Marketing 1

The goal is that the student develops an understanding of the role of Marketing in a firm; what marketing is, what is marketing strategy and what tools a company has, to implement these strategies. This includes buyer behavior, the psychological factors and environmental factors that influence the decision making the process of a consumer, and the five stages of the decision-making process. Also, STP – segmentation, targeting, and positioning and 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion should be understood.

Management 1

The goal is that the student develops an understanding of the principles, purposes, functions, and techniques of management including an understanding of the important management ideas, processes, techniques, concepts, and elements, and the theory and significant underlying assumptions, concepts, and limitations of management data, including a comprehension of the rationale of procedures, methods, and analyses.

Microeconomics 1

The goal is for students to develop an understanding of how free markets work to allocate resources efficiently, how individual consumers make economic decisions to maximize utility, and how individual firms make decisions to maximize profits, identify the characteristics of the different market structures, analyze the behavior of firms in terms of price and output decisions and the determination of wages and analyze and evaluate the distribution of income.

Macroeconomics 1

The goal is that the student develops an understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economy, particularly the general price level, output and income, and interrelations among sectors of the economy, the determinants of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, monetary and fiscal policy tools that can be used to achieve specific policy objectives, and concepts such as gross domestic product, consumption, investment, unemployment, inflation, inflationary gap and recessionary gap.

Information Systems 1

This course covers fundamental terminology, and basic concepts of information systems as well as the application of that knowledge. The goal is for students to develop an understanding of software applications used in business, the functioning of the world wide web, the utilization of specialized technology used in e-commerce, data management and information systems. Also, software development, programming concepts and data management are covered.

Business Law 1

The goal is for students to develop an understanding of the history and sources of American Law and the Legal System. Emphasis is placed on the functions of contracts in American business law, torts, agency and employment and sales.

Course dates


Sep 08 to Oct 23


Oct 27 to Dec 17


2021 (proposed)

Jan 05 to Feb 17


Feb 23 to Apr 06


Apr 21 to Jun 02

Business Law

Weekly course schedule

  • 18 Lessons / week
  • F1 student visa required
  • 4-day per week schedule

Mondays – Thursday


9:00 – 9:50


9:50 – 10:10


10:10 – 11:50


11:50 – 12:10


12:10 – 13:00

Tuesdays Only


13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:20


14:20 – 14:40


14:40 – 15:30

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