Bachelor in Business Administration
DEVELOP COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS
Studying at IE University means living in a dynamic, diverse, globally focused educational environment. Upon graduation, your exposure to this international atmosphere will give you a head start on your career in global business. We want to prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in the professional world, which is why all instruction will be in English.
For those of you looking to improve your academic English, we offer a special language track during the first year of study.
WHAT IS THE LPT?
The Language Proficiency Track (LPT) has been designed for those students who wish to progressively adapt to studying entirely in English at IE University. This track is led by IE Business School and is available to first year BBA students. The LPT kicks off a few weeks before classes start and lasts a full academic year.
AN EARLY START
The first module of the English Proficiency and Business English course will be held at IE Business School. Here you will study a number of core subjects through English, including mathematics and writing to prepare you for your program.
SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR FIRST YEAR
During your first year, you'll take part in additional courses to help you improve your English skills. The main objective is to help you transition into English language classes without any difficulty.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The LPT is open to all new students who are non-native English speakers looking to improve their language skills in order to complete their degree in English.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
1. The LPT is mandatory for some students
The Language Proficiency Track is mandatory for candidates who have been admitted to the BBA + LPT. This will not only enhance their language skills, but it will help them become more confident communicators and help them adjust to their new surroundings.
2. The Summer Early Start is compulsory
LPT participants must attend the Summer Early Start. This is part of the BBA program, which means that students will look at specific content relevant to the degree.
3. Reinforcement Subjects are Compulsory
LPT students must take reinforcement subjects. These courses cannot be replaced by other classes.
4. Second Year Classes
In the second year of study, LPT students will take the same classes as other BBA students.
ADVANTAGES OF THE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TRACK
BECOME FLUENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Improving your English at a leading European business school will open you up to a world of opportunity. On top of improving your communication skills, you will be able to participate in exchange programs, international internships, advanced on campus seminars or even IE Labs.
GET AHEAD WITH THE SUMMER EARLY START PROGRAM
Immerse yourself in our international environment weeks before classes start. Kick start your academic career with intensive, engaging classes in Business English. The Summer Early Start Program also helps students adjust to their new surroundings with social activities and events.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
According to Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, the Summer Early Start program provides students with insight into “a specific mentality going into the school year.” At IE University, students have the privilege of taking a heavily personalized course run by a world leader in business education. This amazing, immersive experience helps participants dive into student life, setting them up for success.
CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT ACROSS SUBJECT AREAS
LPT participants will see remarkable improvements from day one. Thanks to our dynamic learning methodologies, students will have ample opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Business English while also exploring writing skills, technical vocabulary, professional communication and fluency. At IE University, our main objective is to prepare you for future success, in every sense of the word.
GROW IN A DIVERSE, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Our students come from all over the world. In your day-to-day, you will interact with a vastly international on campus community. Participating in the LPT means that you will be able to interact with your global classmates, provide valuable contributions to classroom discussions and take part in group work.
STAND OUT AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Your participation in the LPT will make your CV stand out. Not only will you receive proof of your English language proficiency upon graduation, but you will also show businesses that you studied a program run by IE Business School, a top international institution of business education. “Companies value ‘induction programs’ like the Language Proficiency Track… it shows the candidate as a person who takes initiative when it comes to adapting to a business culture,” says Director of Professional Careers at IE University Carlos Díez.