English for Business I

ENG10 English for Business I

Spring 2019

  • Topics

    English for Business I is the first course of English as an elective subject. It provides a good basis for communicating effectively in professional settings where the common language is English. The foucs is on terminology and professional communication. The course is closely related to other courses in the NHH bachelor programme and is tailor-made for those who wish to communicate business-related knowledge in English. The course consists of two main components: Business topics and Activities. The Business topics comprise the following: The three sectors of the economy, Retailing, The business and its legal context, Mergers and acquisitions, and Management and cultural diversity. The Activities comprise group and individual presentation, case, elevator pitch, meeting and group interview.

  • Learning outcome

    Upon completion of the course the student


    • can use basic English economic-administrative and legal terminology and phraseology relevant for Norwegian businesses/organisations, for internal as well as external communication purposes
    • can use the English language system to produce short written documents used in business and public organisations
    • has knowledge of basic topics within business and trade
    • has knowledge of economic, political and cultural aspects of the UK and USA of special relevance to business and trade


    • can give short presentations on economic-administrative topics
    • can carry out meetings in English in an adequate manner

    General competences

    • has basic insight into important principles for written and oral professional communication in English


ECTS Credits