Business Foundations

One-year program in English, Business, and Professional Skills


BBS selects students through an intense admissions process. First, candidates submit an application. Top applicants are invited for interviews with two members of the Admissions Committee. Applicants take an English language assessment to determine their level, as well as to track their progress throughout the program.

Student Recruitment and Admissions Process

Student Recruitment and Admissions Process

BBS seeks to enroll students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and provides need-based scholarships to students who cannot afford the tuition.

Please note the following eligibility requirements for candidates:

  1. At the beginner-high level in English (A2 in CEFR or Common European Framework for Reference; please refer to online resources to learn more about CEFR and Level A2 ).
  2. Not a university or institute student while studying at BBS.
  3. Unemployed or only partially employed (this is an intensive program and it will not be possible to work full time and complete the curriculum)
  4. A proactive and engaged learner.
  5. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to working in the private sector or entrepreneurship.
  6. Access to the internet and a computer / iPad.
  7. Live in Baghdad, or be able to move to Baghdad in October 2022.
  8. Able to commit 3 hours a day, 5 days a week both in-person and online.

Applications are now open for the Class of 2025! This is your chance to join a vibrant community dedicated to shaping the future of the private sector in Iraq. This is round one of the application which includes the English Preparation course, so if your English level is Beginner, Take the first step towards your career goals and stand out from the crowd. Apply now and join us at BBS!

If you're ready to take the first step towards a career in business, we encourage you to apply today.

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