B-Schools Are Speaking the Language of Business
By Matt Symonds
July 1, 2103
A growing number of business schools seem to be taking the view that a degree of fluency in at least one other major language is essential for the next generation of corporate leaders, despite the fact that most of their international programs are now conducted in English.
One of those committed to this trend is the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Its international MBA program puts students through intensive language training starting with a one-month introductory module, backed up by between four months and a full year of immersion overseas.
In Europe, every London Business School MBA student must achieve competency in one language other than English by graduation, while INSEAD requires candidates for the France and Singapore campuses to demonstrate at least a practical knowledge of another language before starting the program and a basic knowledge of a third language before graduating.
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