BA in Language for International Trade

This program integrates the study of international languages and cultures with preparation in international trade and business. The Language for International Trade BA includes all the pre-requisites for an MBA degree.

The objective of this major is to prepare students for international careers with the necessary business and language skills. Students in French/Spanish participate in an internship in a business/industrial work environment either in the US or abroad where French or Spanish is spoken. Students may take examinations leading to certification in Business French or Spanish. See deatials below. The major consists of study in the following three areas: (1) specialized studies in language, (2) business and economics, and (3) required cognates.

Dual Degree Option:

This program is available as a dial degree with the International Business BBA:

International Business/Language Dual Degree BBA/BA

Total Credits - 124

Major - 54


Business and Economics Core - 24

ACCT 121      Principles of Accounting I                                      3 Credits
ACCT 122      Principles of Accounting I I                                   3 Credits
BSAD 355      Principles of Management                                    3 Credits
BSAD 365      International Environrment of Business           3 Credits
ECON 226      Principles of Microeconomics                             3 Credits
FNCE 317       Business Finance                                                   3 Credits
MKTG 310      Principles of Marketing                                         3 Credits

Choose one of the following courses:
BSAD 450       Multicultural Business Relations                       3 Credits
BSAD 467       International Management                                 3 Credits


Choose one of the following:

French -30+

All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at the Adventist University of France, Collonges, France.


ACA Courses - 9

FREN321     Advanced Composition                                                  2 credits
FREN341     Advanced Grammar                                                        4 credits
FREN351     Advanced Spoken Language                                         2 credits
FREN361     Text Analysis                                                                     1 credit

AU Courses - 21-22
Take one of the following sets of courses:

Set 1
FREN 171     Elementary French I                                                       3 Credits
FREN 172     Elementary French II                                                     3 Credits

Set 2
FREN 275     Intermediate French                                                      4 Credits
FREN 280     French Conversation and Composition                     3 Credits

Set 3
FREN 415     Advanced French Communication                              3 Credits

Take the following courses:
FREN 430     Contemporary French Culture and Society               3 Credits
FREN 460     French for Business                                                         3 Credits
ILGS 490      Internship                                                                           3 Credits
Additional FREN/ILGS courses to complete 30 credits.

Spanish - 30+

All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.
ACA Courses - 9

Choose one course from each of the following sets:

Advanced Grammar: SPAN 351, 352, 353, 451, 452, 453
Advanced Composition: SPAN 361, 362, 363, 461, 462, 463
Advanced Conversation: SPAN 371, 372, 373, 471, 472, 473

AU Courses - 21-22

Take one of the following sets of courses:

Set 1
SPAN 171      Elementary Spanish I                                                    3 Credits
SPAN 172      Elementary Spanish II                                                  3 Credits

Set 2
SPAN 275      Intermediate Spanish                                                   4 Credits
SPAN 280      Spanish Conversation and Composition                  3 Credits

Choose one of the following courses:
SPAN 416     Spanish for Native Speakers                                        3 Credits
SPAN 420     Advanced Spanish                                                          3 Credits

Choose one of the following courses:
SPAN 426     Culture of Spain                                                               3 Credits
SPAN 436     South American Culture                                                3 Credits

Choose two of the following courses:
SPAN 470     Spanish for Business                                                      3 Credits
SPAN 488     Spanish for International Relations                           3 Credits
ILGS 490       Internship                                                                         3 Credits

Additional SPAN/ILGS courses to complete 30 credits.

Cognates - 6

ECON 225     Principles of Macroeconomics                                    3 Credits*

Choose one of the following courses:
ECON 454     International Economics                                              3 Credits
MKTG 465     International Marketing                                               3 Credits

*Course fulfills ACE requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing,                       listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language                                 such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will use their skills to translate specific terminology and concepts of the business world                                 from and to the target language and English.
  • Students will apply their knowledge of the target language and culture to business decisions in                                     intercultural settings.
  • Students will provide linguistics, culture, and business advice on decisions involving the target                                       language and culture.
  • Students will integrate their knowledge of both business and the target language in the work setting.