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Western Kentucky University

Department of Modern Languages: Language Programs

International Business Major / Minor

Many WKU students combine their language study with course work in business, geography, political science, history and culture to gain a minor in International Business.

The international business minor (reference number 333) prepares students to be effective citizens and leaders in a global environment of growing economic interdependence among nations. The program is open to all qualified undergraduates who want to pursue professional positions in both small and large multinational firms.

 

Language Requirement (12 hours)

At least 9 hours must be from one of the following languages:

  • Spanish - 101, 102, 201, 202, 370, 371
  • French - 101, 102, 201, 202, 320, 321
  • German- 101, 102, 201, 202

Language skills may be validated through clep or departmental exams.

 

History And Culture Component (9 hours)

At least three of the following categories must be represented:

MODERN HISTORY (must be associated with the chosen language)

  • Spanish- HIST 364, 365, 464, 465
  • French- HIST 335, 336, 442
  • German- HIST 338,336,445,426

GOVERNMENT

  • International Relations - GOVT 250, 350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 357, 450
  • Comparative Government and Politics - GOVT 200, 260, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 366, 367, 368

MODERN LANGUAGES AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

  • FREN 323, 331, 427
  • GERM 331, 335
  • SPAN 331, 372, 373

REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

  • GEOG 110, 200, 360, 453, 454, 465, 466, 467;

 

Business Component (at least 9 hours)

Pre-requisites are in parenthesis; at least two areas must be represented:

  • MKT 324 (MKT 320)
  • MGT 403 (MGT 210)
  • ECON 380 (ECON 202, 203)
  • ECON 385 (ECON 202, 203)
  • ECON 386 (ECON 202, 203)
  • FIN 436 (FIN 330; ACCT 200, 201; ECON 206

Applied Elective (3 hours)
Study abroad or internationally oriented internship

For more information, contact the

Department of Modern Languages
251 FAC
270-745-2401
modern.languages@wku.edu

or

Gordon Ford College of Business445 Grise Hall
270-745-3290

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 Last Modified 9/25/14