C1 Business Higher, formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It helps you to get the practical language skills you need to work effectively at a senior level in international business.
With a C1 Business Higher qualification, you show employers that you have achieved an advanced level of Business English.
There are three exams in the Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) suite of exams. Each one is targeted at a different level and C1 Business Higher is the third of these exams. The content for each exam is based on everyday work and business tasks and is designed to develop your business English skills.
A C1 Business Higher certificate shows that you can:
Communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
Participate with confidence in workplace meetings and presentations
Express yourself with a high level of fluency
React appropriately in different cultural and social situations.
Reasons to choose C1 Business Higher:
Improve your career opportunities – get the English language skills you need to be successful.
Succeed in business-related studies with English language skills you can prove.
Accepted globally by top international companies like Procter & Gamble, HSBC and AstraZeneca, as well as education institutions and business schools.
Tests: Reading (60 minutes), Writing (70 minutes), listening (40 minutes) and Speaking (16 minutes).
When will I get my C1 Business Higher Statement of Results?
All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.
Your Statement of Results is released online, approximately four to six weeks after the exam for paper-based exams, and two to three weeks after the exam for computer-based exams.
When will I get my C1 Business Higher certificate?
We send your certificate to your exam center about three weeks after results are available. Your exam center then sends it on to you.
If you took a paper-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your center seven to nine weeks after the date of your exam.
If you took a computer-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your center five to six weeks after your exam date.
What is a Statement of Results?
Your Statement of Results contains the following information:
Score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)
Score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
Grade (A, B, C, Level B2) for the overall exam
CEFR level for the overall exam