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Language and international trade

Language and international trade prepares you for careers in multinational firms.

This interdisciplinary program provides language skills, cultural information and an understanding of the fundamental business and economic concepts essential for those in management and marketing positions in firms that operate in the global economy. Most recent data suggest that the job market for these occupations is likely to remain favorable.

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Core courses build your foundation in language and culture, as well as basic economic and business concepts, while electives offer you the opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge. A dual-language option, for those already proficient in a foreign language, further enhances employment prospects. Our robust study-abroad program provides opportunities to intern in multinational or international firms abroad. The program’s required capstone internship lets you apply the knowledge you’ve learned in your classes to a work setting.


Opportunities include

  • Global supply chain management
  • Purchasing
  • Distribution
  • Inventory management
  • Supplier sourcing
  • International marketing
  • Export management
  • Customs inspection

Graduate studies may include

  • Business (MBA)
  • Foreign Languages

“I knew I wanted to be in a business field, but I did not want a traditional desk job. I wanted something that incorporated travel and work where you interact with other people. It’s a good major that incorporates business, language and economics — it’s like three majors in one.”

— Peterly Jean Baptiste ’18