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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. Modern Language Business majors are required to take STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) 4S to complete their degree.


  • 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)
  • All of the following (7 credits)

    • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
    • FL 401 MLC International Experience (1 credit)
    • FLEN 307 Institutions of the European Union (3 credits)


  • One of the following (3 - 4 credits)

    • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
    • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
    • ECON 272 Foundations of Economic analysis (4 credits)
  • Three or more of the following (9 credits)
    • ENTR 414 Entrepreneurship  (3 credits)
    • FIN 301 Financial Resources Management (3 credits)
    • MHR 311 Introduction to Management (3 credits)
    • BUS 321 Marketing (3 credits)
    • MIS 350 Managing Information (3 credits)
    • OM 370 Process Management
    • OM 378 Project Management
  • 6 credits of Business Electives
    • BUS 190 (3 credits) AND Upper Division Business Elective (3 Credits)
  • Select one modern language; elementary and intermediate
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Select 21 credits of approved upper-division courses in the same language (including one business course or approved alternative in the target language

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.

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