Dear Business, Communication, and Culture Program Participant:

Welcome to the MBA Business, Communication, and Culture program! This page contains important information and recommendations that will smooth your transition into the program. Please read it carefully.

About the Program

Participation in this program is an important investment in your success in many different areas of the MBA program. We need all participants to understand that this is not a simple course of study and that a great deal of effort will be required of each individual student. Our curriculum includes cold call lectures, case study, experiential exercises, team projects, advocacy presentations to demanding audiences, and job search skill development. The pace is demanding and brisk. The program curriculum simulates aspects of the academic experience that international students often find particularly challenging.  To begin to prepare for that experience, we recommend that you practice speaking and listening to English with special emphasis on business vocabulary and business issues.

Typically BCC sessions will begin each day at 8:30 am and last through 4:30 pm Eastern Time.  In addition to the daily schedule of sessions, the program requires participants to prepare individual and team assignments outside of class.  Making time to prepare for class will present some challenges, so you will need to be settled into your apartment or other living space before the program begins. In short, there will be many demands on your time during the BCC program.  That will certainly also be true when you begin MBA coursework after the BCC program ends.

To make the BCC a valuable experience, we ask that you attend all of your assigned sessions.  The workload is meant to be rigorous. Since during the program, you will work on projects as a member of a team, for your benefit and to be fair to project teammates, please do not schedule any absences during the program.

Logistical Information

All instructional material and program information will be located on the program’s Canvas website.  Every course at Fuqua has a corresponding Canvas website, and we will send you information about how to access the BCC site a few days before the program begins.

If you have any questions of any kind before the program begins, please feel free to contact Sharon Terry or Mark Brown (see the Contact Information tab).  We all look forward to meeting you in July!


Mark T. Brown