Business Foundations

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

First cohort, 2020-2021

BBS’s pilot class started the program in October 2020 and graduated in December 2021. The pilot class students come from diverse backgrounds such as Entrepreneurship, Art, Engineering, Education, Information Technology, Architecture, Agriculture, The Service Industry. However, they all had a shared ambition: to develop their skills and knowledge to succeed in their future careers.

Pilot Class
21
Total number of students
17
Graduates
9
Females
12
Males
14
Job holders
3
Own businesses

BBS pilot class graduates work at the following companies:

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Second cohort, 2021-2022

The second cohort of BBS began in October 2021 and graduated in November 2022. The second-class students come from a variety of backgrounds, including Engineering, English Language and Translation, Health, Finance and Banking, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Information Technology. However, These students have demonstrated enthusiasm, ambition, and perseverance for the program and their careers.

BBS Graduation (Second Cohort 2021-2022)
22
Total number of students
12
Women
7
Men
17
Job holders
2
Own businesses

BBS Second Cohort class graduates work at the following companies:

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Third cohort, 2022-2023 (Current Class)

BBS’s current class, the third cohort, began the program in October 2022 and will graduate in October 2023. Almost all students are from Baghdad except one from Hilla. The third cohort students come from diverse backgrounds such as Engineering, English Language and Translation,Information Technology, Architecture, Agriculture, Health, Finance and Banking, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Arts. Some BBS students own small businesses or are working on launching their startups, and the rest of them are seeking jobs or promotions in their specialties in private firms operating in Iraq.

BBS Orientation Day (Third cohort, 2022-2023)
85
Total number of students
50
Female
35
Male
80
Job seekers
5
Startups

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