BBS equips you with the most needed skills (English, Business, and Professional Skills) in the Iraqi private sector in order to get jobs with private companies operating in Iraq. Also, when you graduate from the program, BBS will coordinate internships and jobs with private sector firms in Iraq. Learn more about the BBS curriculum here
Is BBS accredited?
Please note that BBS is not yet accredited by a ministry. BBS staff are working to gain recognition.
How much does the program cost?
The tuition fee for the entire program is $1,000, which is paid in three installments during the year. Please apply even if you cannot cover the tuition. Partial and full scholarships are available for ALL students who need and can demonstrate financial assistance. Each student, however, will have to pay the first installment, this demonstrates your commitment to the program, and it is important for you to invest in your education.
Is the program online or in-person?
The program is hybrid and classes meet both in-person and online. Classes meet at least twice to three times a week in person.
How much time will I spend studying every day and each week?
Students will be in class or doing homework and self-study 4 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week.
Can I enroll in the English courses only?
Unfortunately, you cannot only take the English classes. Those who finish only the English classes will not get an official certificate. The program consists of three semesters of General English, Professional English, and Business Fundamentals. Soft and Professional development skills are integrated in each of the courses and are taught in additional lectures and workshops such as Professional Development Lecture Series and the Career Development Program.
How to Apply?
To apply to the BBS program, please fill out the application form available here. Applications are due DATE. Please fill out and submit the application form as soon as possible for priority consideration!
Are high-school graduates eligible to apply?
Unfortunately, high school graduates are not eligible for applying to BBS. Eligible applicants must be university or institute graduates. Learn more about the eligibility requirements here
Whether you are an individual, a private-sector company or an international organization, supporting BBS is an impactful way to invest in Iraqi youth, education, and the future workforce of Iraq.