Academic Programs

Academic Programs for International Students

Our degree programs are designed to provide a proven US business education that incorporates, wherever relevant, an international perspective. Our flagship 70-week MBA program is offered with optional concentrations in Global Management, Information Systems or Healthcare Management. Our bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration are also intended to help you develop your management career, anywhere in the world.

In addition, our bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice can provide you with a solid grounding in a career in the field of law.



Bachelor's in Business Administration


ESL Program

SBBCollege is an accredited American university in Southern California. SBBCollege offers several English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in California, including Intensive English, Semi-intensive English, English Explorer, Business English, and TOEFL Preparation.

Intensive and Semi-Intensive English

Ci Academicprogv1The English as a Second Language program (ESL) at Santa Barbara Business College (SBBC) consists of a series of courses designed to offer international students, for whom English is a second language, the opportunity to improve their language skills. The courses combine in-depth training in nine levels, from beginner to advanced, in the core language skills with additional choices of electives to suit the individual needs of students. The core language skills courses include: Grammar and Communication, Reading/Writing, and Communication Lab.

Students can enjoy small class sizes and a personalized approach to learning. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate and may be eligible to enter the SBBC academic program.

  • Nine levels of instruction from beginner to advanced
  • Thirty 50-minute lessons each week
  • Classes Monday to Friday
  • 4-week schedule
  • 15-student maximum per class

English Explorer

Come and spend your vacation practicing English and having fun in beautiful Santa Barbara. We offer a three-week recreational program that includes:

  • 20 lessons per week (16.5 hours of instruction)
  • Accommodation, 2 meals/day (Monday-Friday)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily recreational activities (Monday through Friday)
  • Full-day excursions each Saturday and Sunday
  • Santa Barbara Business College Certificate of Completion

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Business English

Ci Academicprogv2The Business English program is designed for international students to study ESL (English as a Second Language) for a four-week or eight-week period of time focusing on the use and application of English in the business world. The program will offer 4 hours of study per day including: 1-hour of Business English, 1-hour of Advanced Grammar, 1-hour of Business Vocabulary, and 1-hour of Speaking and Presentations. It is offered as a non-credit short program.

Certificate Programs

We have partnerships with higher education institutions from around the world to create short term custom programs, giving international students the opportunity to study with us and still getting credits towards their curriculum at home.

TOEFL Preparation

The TOEFL Preparation program is designed for international students to study ESL (English as a Second Language) for a four-week period of time and focuses on the iBT TOEFL Test. The program will offer 4 hours of study per day including: 1-hour of TOEFL Reading, 1-hour of TOEFL Listening, 1-hour of TOEFL Speaking, and 1-hour of TOEFL Writing. It is offered as a non-credit short program.

Contact Information for International Students

Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance:

Phone: 001 805 967 9677 (x1313)
Fax: 001 805 967 4248

Santa Barbara Business College
International Language Programs
506 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101


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