Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication (IBEC)


Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication (IBEC)

We are currently accepting applications for semester 1/2013. Scholarships are available.


English is the global language and is certain to remain so for a long time to come. Until very recently, the accepted belief was that any graduate with a good command of English would have more opportunities in the workplace. This view has now been replaced by the less naïve and more urgent realization that a solid command of English is absolutely necessary if graduates hope to achieve any real success in almost any profession – working either nationally or internationally. Many graduates are finding out too late and to their misfortune that the degree they studied has neither equipped them professionally for a sufficiently broad range of career choices nor has adequately developed their English competency to compete or participate in our multinational world at an acceptable level.

With its wide range of courses and topic areas reinforced by a strong and continuous language skills focus, IBEC bridges the gap between education and the global workplace. If it is sadly true to repeat the oft-heard mantra that students tend to leave universities as ill-equipped for work as they entered universities underprepared for tertiary studies, then it is also pleasingly true to say that a program that manages to strike the right balance of academic, communicative and professional knowledge can be regarded as the keystone to those crucial first steps to successful work. IBEC is such a program, and ever more so as it develops, matures and gathers momentum, strength, and recognition. With the increasing and unequivocal need for English, there is now an inevitably increasing need for IBEC.


Diverse and extensive courses for maximum adaptability

IBEC is truly representative of the overall ethos of DPU. Courses which develop business knowledge are studied alongside specialist subjects as diverse but interconnected as Mass Media, Marketing, Semiotics and Film Appreciation, as well as a complete and staged range of language skills courses.

Ideal class sizes, constantly updated course content

Its impressive instructor-to-student ratio (approximately 15:1) aside, IBEC’s uniqueness stems from its design and constant revision: as well as input from academics, working professionals, and pedagogic experts, the program is also strongly based on students’ own ideas, requirements, choices, and reflections.

Practical experience

All eligible students are encouraged to participate in the cooperative education program, in which students in their final year get 600 hours of work experience in a selected company with an international environment.

The chance to meet international students

As a language-based international program, it also benefits from attracting students from many nationalities and cultures: this multicultural diversity both represents and reflects back onto the program, which aims to introduce and encompass as many globally oriented courses and topics as possible.


Due to its broad topic, knowledge and skills coverage, IBEC appeals to students from a wide range of backgrounds and with an extensive set of goals and ambitions. Consequently, incoming students often express a future interest in areas such international business and marketing, the airline industry, the hotel and tourism industry, the media, education and increasingly, a broad range freelance and entrepreneurial vocations in numerous work areas and geographical locations.


With its eclectic knowledge and skills coverage, the international IBEC program prepares graduates for a significantly broader range of jobs and futures than most Bachelor programs. Graduates have had particular success in securing top-flight first jobs as flight attendants, media practitioners, international businesspeople, marketers and PR workers in industries ranging from tourism to petrochemicals. Others have chosen to enter the education profession, and others still have opted to further their studies on international Masters programs – both at DPUIC and at other leading overseas or Thai universities, such as Chulalongkorn and Mahidol.


Semester 1: August - December

Semester 2: January - May

Summer: June - August

Undergraduate Applications Accepted: DPUIC accepts Admission Application throughout the year; however, incoming students can only begin their studies during Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

DPUIC is the international college set up by Dhurakij Pundit University to meet the increasing demand for degree courses of international standards taught in English. The reasons for starting it are o ... Read More

DPUIC is the international college set up by Dhurakij Pundit University to meet the increasing demand for degree courses of international standards taught in English. The reasons for starting it are obvious. Each year, hundreds of Thai students spend enormous sums of money to study in universities, colleges and schools overseas. Those with no financial means to go abroad have limited opportunities of getting a tertiary education in English at home. By making such courses available in Bangkok, DPUIC is able to meet their needs and save them time and money as well. Read less