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    Jul 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business certificate

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Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business may document their training in international business by obtaining a certificate in international business.

Students must complete 12 semester hours of organized business courses as specified in Part 1 below and must present evidence of proficiency in a foreign language as specified in Part 2.


A course taken through a College of Business–sponsored study abroad program may substitute for up to 3 hours of the international core.

Students may be able to satisfy the international core within the course requirements of a concentration by using these international core courses as electives, subject to approval by the academic advisor. Thus, international core courses completed for the certificate need not necessarily increase the total hours required for graduation.

Part 2, Foreign language requirement

Students must present evidence of minimum proficiency in a foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied in either of these ways:

  1. Completing formal foreign language study through the level of LANG 1020  or its equivalent.
  2. Submitting evidence of foreign language proficiency through the level of LANG 1020 . For example, students may document proficiency with results from a foreign language course above the level of LANG 1020  or with the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject examinations. These examinations are administered by the College Board.

Courses are available in Business French, German and Spanish, and students may also earn a Certificate in Professional French  or Certificate in Professional Spanish . For more information, visit the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures  page in this catalog.

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