Concentration in Business

It is possible to complete a major in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese with a concentration in business. A major in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish with a concentration in business consists of twenty-one semester hours in the language beyond the language requirement plus fifteen approved semester hours of core business courses and twelve approved semester hours in a specialized track of marketing, management, or finance in the College of Business. Students declaring a French major with a concentration in business may take one single French course taught in English with written work done in English to satisfy the requirements of the major. For students declaring Spanish major with a concentration in business, linguistics (LIN) courses will not count for major credit. A major in Chinese or Japanese with a concentration in business requires eighteen semester hours of the selected language numbered above the 2220 level, plus twenty-seven hours in the business track. Of the twenty-seven hours, at least twelve approved semester hours must be taken of core business coursework, and at least nine approved semester hours in a specialized track of marketing, management, or finance. A maximum of six semester hours of CHI/JPN 3000-level courses in Business Chinese or Business Japanese may be substituted for required business courses in the twelve-hour specialized track. No minor is required with a concentration in business. Students should consult with their language advisor for a list of appropriate courses.

BUSINESS CORE:

(Required for all modern language majors with a business concentration)

ECO 2013- Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2023- Principles of Microeconomics
ACG 2021- Intro to Financial Accounting
ACG 2071- Intro to Managerial Accounting
MAN 3600- Multinational Business Operations

SPECIALIZED TRACKS:

(Students should choose just one specialized tracks)
 
Finance

Two 3000/4000 level FIN courses plus two additional Business courses chosen in conjunction with the department/program.

FIN 3403- Financial Management of the Firm
FIN 3244- Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems
FIN 4604- Multinational Financial Management

Plus one additional advanced finance course (FIN prefix).


Marketing

Two 3000/4000 level MAR courses plus two additional Business courses chosen in conjunction with the department/program.

MAR 3023- Basic Marketing Concepts
MAR 4156-Multinational Marketing

Plus two additional advanced marketing courses (MAR prefix).


Management

Two 3000/4000 level MAN courses plus two additional Business courses chosen in conjunction with the department/program.

MAN 3240- Organizational Behavior
MAN 4605- Cross-Cultural Management

Plus two additional advanced management courses (MAN prefix).

Students should be cautioned that the business core classes are rigorous courses and selection of one of these majors should be made only after careful consideration and consultation with the Modern Languages and Linguistics advisor. Other options that require business coursework and may be a better fit for some students are a minor in business or entrepreneurship, or a double major in a business subject of interest. Please click here to be redirected to the academic program guide for a list of potential (additional) minors, certificates, and double majors.

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