(4 credits) Intensive work on mastering basic English skills needed for graduate study in business. Emphasis on building vocabulary and verbal fluency and on improving grammar, sentence structure, and listening and reading comprehension. Lab required. Must pass the final examination with a grade of “B” or better before registering for GAD 502. Note: Required for full-time students who score below the 16th percentile on the verbal section of the GMAT or GRE. Students required to take GAD 501 must consult their program advisor to determine which other courses may be taken concurrently.