Business Language Certificate


Certificate (not eligible as a stand-alone certificate. Must be combined with a BAS, AAS, or AS degree.)


This certificate is designed to leverage foreign language skills acquired during missionary experience into practical business acumen. Upon completion of a language proficiency exam for non-native speakers in any of the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Mandarin, students will be granted 12 exam credits. Students will then enroll in a four-credit course designed to enhance their ability to conduct business in their chosen language. The primary benefit is to enhance a student’s marketability in a globalized world. The business language courses help refine and develop the necessary language skills to communicate and conduct business effectively.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:
  • Validate non-native language skills
  • Communicate and conduct business effectively in a non-native language
  • Develop business vocabulary and context in a non-native language and culture
  • Demonstrate language proficiency in diverse business settings

Course Requirements

Successful completion of language proficiency exam, Language Proficiency Exam, 12 credits
BUS 360R, Business Language (Language specific section), 4 credits

Total Business Language Certificate Minimum Semester Hours 16

Graduation Requirements

1. Minimum of 16 total semester credit hours as outlined 2. Grade of C- or higher in Business Language course 3. Must be combined with a BAS, AAS, or AS degree