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Requirements for a Degree in Modern Language Business

The Modern Language Business Bachelor of Arts combines language study and a core of business courses to prepare the student for a career in international business. 120 credits are required for the major.


  • University requirements (regulation J-3) and general requirements for the bachelor's degree

  • Elementary and intermediate courses in one modern language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish) (16 credits)

  • Approved upper-division courses in the same language, including one business course or approved alternative in the target language (21 credits)

  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

  • One of the following (3 - 4 credits)

    • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
    • ECON 272 Foundations of Economic analysis (4 credits)
  • One of the following (3 - 4 credits)
    • FLEN 307 The European Union (3 credits)
    • FLEN 308 European Immigration and Integration (3 credits)
  • One of the following group of courses (15-18 credits)
    Group A:
    • BUS 301 Financial Resources Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 311 Introduction to Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 321 Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS Six credits taken from BUS 101 or any other 300-400 level BUS prefix course (6 credits)
    Group A:
    • BUS 301 Financial Resources Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 310 Leading Organizations and People (3 credits)
    • BUS 321 Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 350 Managing Information (3 credits)
    • BUS 370 Process Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 390 Integrated Topics in Business (3 credits, max 6 credits)

In addition to the course work specified for this major, an international experience is required. This requirement will normally be fulfilled by completing a program of studies abroad which takes place after the student has finished language study through the intermediate (200) level. The specific program must receive prior approval from the student’s MLC advisor and must be one that lasts a minimum of 12-15 weeks. The classes taken must earn a minimum of 12 upper-division (300/400 level) academic credits and be in subjects pertinent to the student’s language option. Such credits may be obtained by two consecutive summer programs.

Modern Language and Cultures

Physical Address:
302 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Modern Languages & Cultures Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Phone: 208-885-6179

Fax: 208-885-5221


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