English for Business II

ENG11 English for Business II

Spring 2019

  • Topics

    English for Business II is the second course of English as an elective subject. It provides a very 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 economy of the UK and the US, Banking, Financial markets, Corporate finance, Business cycles and government intervention, and Language, business and culture. Activities comprise case, presentations and negotiations. 

  • Learning outcome

    Upon completion of the course the student


    • can use 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 written documents used in business and public organisations
    • has knowledge of important topics within business and trade
    • has knowledge of important economic, political and cultural aspects of the UK and USA of special relevance to business and trade


    • can give presentations on economic-administrative topics
    • can carry out complex professional activities, such as negotiations, in English in an adequate manner

    General competences

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

  • Required prerequisites

    ENG10 English for Business I is a prerequisite for taking ENG11.

  • Requirements for course approval

    Compulsory attendance at 75% of lectures

    A set of web-based language tests (submitted via Canvas)

  • Assessment

    A portfolio with:

    • 3 written assignments (job applcation with CV, two reports, including one with executive summary)
    • 2 oral assignments (filmed individual presentation,filmed negotiation session)

    The whole portfolio must be submitted in the same semester. A retake implies submitting the whole portfolio again.

  • Grading Scale

    Grading scale A-F

  • Computer tools

    PC or tablet are used in all sessions. The course contains obligatory web exercises in grammar, vocabulary and terminology.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
The course is taught in English, but with a considerable component of Norwegian terminology. Competence in Norwegian is therefore a prerequisite for taking the course.

Spring. Offered spring 2019