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Vocabulary for Business Professionals

Recommended Online Resources

Recommended Print Resources

  • Agress, L. (2002). Working with words in business and legal writing. Perseus. (PE1115 .A37 2002)
  • Emmerson, P. (2009). Business vocabulary builder: Intermediate to upper-intermediate: The words and phrases you need to succeed. (PE1115 .E652 2009)
  • Goode, W. (2020). Dictionary of trade policy terms (6th ed.). Cambridge University Press. (electronic resource)
  • Mascull, B. (2010). Business vocabulary in use. Advanced (2nd ed.).Cambridge University Press. (PE1115 .M372 2010)
  • Robbins, S., & Horrod, S. (2004). Collins COBUILD business vocabulary in practice (2nd ed.). (PE1115 .R63 2004)


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