Feb 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

International Business and Language, B.S.B.A.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A. with a major in international business and language combines the business core, emphasis on international business, and language proficiency in French, German, or Spanish.  There is also an American track  available for international students.

International Business and Language Program Learning Objectives

Students completing the program in International Business and Language, B.S.B.A. will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in a target language (French, German, or Spanish - or in English for students in the American track);
  • evaluate the effects of multiple national economies, political and legal systems, and regulatory bodies on firm management and performance;
  • be able to apply cultural awareness and sensitivity in general and specific awareness of the culture where the student’s target language is the dominant language.

Language Concentration (27 hours)*

Language concentrations include 27 hours at the 3000-4000 levels as specified by the requirements for the major in the language selected, including an on-campus business language course. An internship in a country where the language is used extensively may be taken as part of the language concentration.


A foreign study experience and/or a foreign practical business experience of at least six weeks, approved by the faculty and the Center for Global Engagement, is required.

*In most cases, completion of one additional specified language course will allow the student to earn a second degree, Bachelor of Arts, with a major in the selected language. Contact collegiate advisors in The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences  for further information.