During Columbia Summer, Business Plus combines a course in oral communications with a course in finance, math, chemistry, computer science, or another quantitative topic, allowing you to improve your English language skills and communicate more effectively in a professional context.

You will work with an advisor to select your courses after admission. Upon successful completion of Business Plus, you will be eligible to receive an official Columbia transcript.

Business Plus is also available during the spring and fall semesters.

The application will close May 5.

The application for summer sessions is now closed.


Oral Communications
Course3 credits

This course is practice-oriented, aimed at equipping you with the oral communication skills you need to succeed in English-speaking business and social contexts.

You will practice planning and delivering an engaging presentation, participating successfully in meetings and negotiations, and communicating fluently and appropriately in social and professional settings.

Throughout the course, your instructor will provide practice and feedback to help you improve your English pronunciation, fluency, and grammar.


University Resources

As a Business Plus student, you will join the community of Columbia students and faculty, and gain access to the Writing Center, a world-renowned system of libraries, and other University facilities and resources.

Program Contacts

General Information, Admissions Questions, and Advising


Application Document Submission and Application Processing Questions


Mailing Address and Campus Location

Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.