Institute of Business Language and Culture

Prepare to Succeed in the American Business World

The Institute of Business Language and Culture (IBLC) assists JSOM international students in developing the fluency, poise and confidence to succeed in the American job market. IBLC participants complete one-semester of business-based curriculum through interactive and intensive training. As you learn new technical skills and earn an advanced degree at UT Dallas, remember the importance of developing your ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

International students who take graduate classes at the Naveen Jindal School of Management are welcome to apply. Note that a 3.3 minimum GPA, student organization involvement, and completion of at least one semester is required. Registration for Spring 2015 will open on December 12th. Seating is limited and the $500 payment is required to ensure your seat.

Classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21st and meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays following the academic calendar. The Wednesday session meets at the CMC from 10am-12pm. The Friday session meets at the UTD Callier Center for 1-hour, time TBD.

The learning objectives for this program include:

  • Improve English communication and fluency
  • Develop cross-cultural communication and business etiquette
  • Create a compelling resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile
  • Learn effective networking strategies and develop an elevator speech
  • Practice and implement successful behavioral interview strategies
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The IBLC program is $500 for the academic year. Textbook costs are estimated to be under $50. The cost of the program is nonrefundable and students are encouraged to consider the semester-long commitment before registering. Students will pay for the program through UTD Marketplace.

Students must complete an online registration. Once this has been accepted, students will pay for the program through UTD Marketplace. Instructions for payment will be given after the registration has been submitted.

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  • Who will benefit from the Institute of Business Language and Culture program?
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) international students who want to maximize their education investment. By improving one’s professional and language skills, students will be better prepared to succeed in the U.S. job market.

    International students who take graduate classes at the Naveen Jindal School of Management are welcome to apply. Registration for the Spring 2015 semester opens on Friday, December 12th.

  • Will students who complete IBLC receive academic credit for their efforts?
  • The IBLC program does not provide academic credit. Students earn a certificate of completion for their successful participation in this program.

  • What are the IBLC requirements?
  • JSOM Graduate Student
    Completed at least 1 semester
    Student organization involvement
    Minimum 3.3 GPA or above

  • What is the cost of attending this program?
  • The IBLC program is $500 for one semester. Additional costs for textbooks and recommended readings are expected to be under $50. The cost of the program is nonrefundable and students are encouraged to consider the semester-long commitment before registering.

  • When will IBLC classes start?
  • Classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21st and meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays following the academic calendar. The Wednesday session meets at the CMC from 10am-12pm. The Friday session meets at the UTD Callier Center for 1-hour, time TBD.

  • Where do the classes meet?
  • The Wednesday class meets at JSOM 12.110. The Friday class meets at the UTD Callier Center, 811 Synergy Park Blvd., Richardson, TX.

  • How do I Apply?
  • Interested students can apply at [www.jindal.utdallas.edu/iblc]
    IBLC Group Facebook link

JSOM Coordinator

Neil Johnson, neil.johnson@utdallas.edu
Career Management Center
972-883-6832

Completing the IBLC program has been one of the best decisions I made at UTD. I learned so much from my peers and instructors, even more than I expected. In addition to the business-related skills, more importantly, IBLC taught me how to discover your talent at United States! Join us and enjoy!
Christina Sun

IBLC improved my confidence and cultural knowledge, and also helped develop strong and longstanding friendships.
Mickey Zhang

I had a good experience in IBLC. I met with peers, established friendships, and enjoyed the instructors. IBLC is an incredible institution. I have learned language-related and job-related skills. I will always remember my experience in IBLC.
Stephanie Huang

IBLC is a great program with rich business resource. The program has competent instructors qualified with professional business cultures and background, and introduced me to the real business world in the US. Actually, IBLC students have more face-to-face instruction and more chance to connect with professionals. It inspired me to be confident to find a good job, no matter in the US or in China.
Sally Chen