This joint degree in language and international business (LIB) is a double degree for undergraduates planning to enter a career in international business. The LIB-joint degree provides students with both practical, on-site work experience and a thorough academic background in international affairs.
Students in the language and international business program receive two separate but integrated degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management and a Bachelor of Arts in Language for International Trade. The Language for International Trade major trains students in French or Spanish language and culture for business and professional positions.
Students additionally may take examinations leading to certification in business French or Spanish.
All LIB-joint-degree students participate in an internship in a business/industrial work environment. The goal is to place qualifying students abroad where they can use their language and business skills in an international professional environment. Students who do not go abroad are placed regionally and work one or two semesters for an employer in a staff support or administrative capacity.
The program is designed so that students can complete the 143-credit program in 10 semesters.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA/BBA
Specialized Studies in Language - 27
French. Requires a minimum of 27 credits including FREN415, FREN420 or 430, and 3 credits of an elective course at the 400 level. See cognate requirements. All majors are required to attend a full academic year at the Centre Universitaire et Pedagogique du Saleve, Collonges, France.
Spanish. Requires a minimum of 27 credits including SPAN420, 426 or 436, 470, and 3 credits of an elective course at the 400 level. See cognate requirements. All majors are required to attend a full academic year at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.
Business Core and Business Major with Cognate - 69
Business Core - 39: ACCT121, 122; BSAD341, 355, 365, 475, 494; ECON225, 226; FNCE317; INFS110, 215; MKTG310.
Business Major - 27:BSAD345, 384, 410, 450, 467
Group A - 3:FNCE426; ECON427, 454
Group B - 9:MKTG465; INLS490, 495.
Cognate - 3: STAT285