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B.S. in Business, Language & Culture Studies

B.S. in Business, Language & Culture Studies

American University

American University, Washington D.C., United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Offered by the Kogod School of Business, the BS in Business, Language & Culture Studies is designed for students with a passion for business and a complementary enthusiasm for a foreign language. Students choose a language track (Arabic, French, German, Russian, or Spanish) when entering the program, complete the business core, and spend one semester abroad taking courses in their language track. Upon completion of this interdisciplinary program, students will be prepared to take the American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL) oral proficiency interview and qualify for a regional fluency certificate (i.e. French Chamber of Commerce Certificate). Students with a solid academic foundation in business and a strong proficiency in a foreign language will be highly competitive in the global marketplace. Major Requirements A total of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students must ensure that no more than 66 of the 120 credit hour graduation requirement are taken within the Kogod School of Business. IBUS-200 and FIN-200 are considered business courses and may not count toward the non-business course requirement even if they are taken for General Education credit. Students must complete 45 of the last 60 credit hours on campus, with a minimum of 15 credit hours of upper-level courses. A total of 77-83 credit hours with grades of C or better for the major requirements. Business core courses: 36 credit hours with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Language track: Arabic, French, German, Russian, or Spanish Students declare a language track upon entering the program: 24 credit hours in French, German, Spanish or Russian at the 300 level or above with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted); 30 credit hours in Arabic at the 300 level or above with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted); At least 12 credits must be taken abroad in the foreign language; At least 6 credits taken at AU or abroad must be business topics in the foreign language, all business courses in a language must be taken at an AACSB institution or Kogod approved institution. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible to enroll in business or language courses At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the BS in Business, Language & Culture Studies must be earned at American University Study Abroad Requirement: every Business, Language & Culture Studies student must study abroad and take a minimum of 12 credits in their language track. Students should consult the AU Abroad website and work closely with an advisor to identify suitable options and timelines for their abroad experience. A student may count no more than three internship credits in total towards the 120 credit graduation requirement for an undergraduate business degree.