The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers a Graduate Certificate in Languages and Culture Studies: Business Language with concentrations in the following languages: German and Spanish. It is designed for Early Entry, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Students typically complete the required 12 graduate credit hours in 2-3 semesters, and may begin the program in either the Fall or Spring semester.
Students in the certificate program pursue advanced study of language, culture, and intercultural communication in business German or Spanish, which involves intensive development of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, translation, and interpreting skills focused on topics such as business communications, economics, management, banking, real estate, office systems, marketing (logistics and advertising), finance, import-export, and e-commerce. Graduate level coursework may also include 6 credit hours of special topics courses in business language studies, graduate courses in German or Spanish, related coursework from another graduate program such as Latin American Studies or International Business, and up to 3 credit hours of professional internship credit in an appropriate intercultural communication or target-language business setting.