Language and Int'l Trade BA

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.

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 work or 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.



Bachelor of Arts


Students will demonstrate, through description, analysis and problem-solving, an understanding of international trade flows and financial and monetary systems, as well their implications for national and global economic policies and outcomes.

Career Opportunities

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

I did an internship during the summer before my Junior year. I worked in sales.

Program Resources

The Oswego Guarantee

  • No increase in room & board 
  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni 
  • Small student to faculty ratio
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The Global Experience Travel Grant from Oswego is a monetary award specifically designed to encourage, support and promote student travel abroad to countries where languages other than English are spoken. Apply for this grant through the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.

Study Abroad

Take classes and participate in internships while immersing yourself in all that region has to offer.

Movie Series

Through out the year our department hosts a free movie series featuring French, German, Portuguese and Spanish language movies, all with subtitles.

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