Language, Business, and Culture (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration))

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Language, Business, and Culture (B.A.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)  

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

M.B.A. Graduate Swing Courses

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Available Roadmaps

Undergraduate Program

Arabic Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ARAB 112 Beginning Arabic II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ARAB 121 Intermediate Arabic I 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ARAB 132 Intermediate Arabic II 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ARAB 218 Spoken Arabic 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARAB 320 Business Arabic 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
ARAB Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
ARAB Elective 3
Graduate Swing Courses 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

French Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
FREN 101 Beginning French I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
FREN 112 Beginning French II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
FREN 121 Intermediate French 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
FREN 203 Mastering French 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
FREN 206 French Conversation 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
FREN 321 Business French I 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
FREN Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
FREN Elective 3
Graduate Swing Courses 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

German Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
GERM 101 Beginning German I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
GERM 102 Beginning German II 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
GERM 121 Intermediate German I 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
GERM 135 Intermediate German in Contemporary Contexts 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Advanced German course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GERM 321 Business German 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
GERM Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
GERM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Italian Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
ITAL 101 Italian I 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
ITAL 102 Italian II 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
ITAL 140 Comprehensive Italian III and IV 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1, F2) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences or Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1, K2, K3) Social Science - American and European History, Global Cultural Perspectives or Social Science Perspectives 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
ITAL 242
Italian Grammar and Composition I
or Italian Grammar and Composition II
3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
ITAL 309 Italian Conversation 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
ITAL 321 Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 356 Cross-Cultural Behavior and Management 3
Advanced Business Elective 3
ITAL Elective 3
Required International Experience 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MLLT 475 Capstone Course in World Language, Business Culture 3
ITAL Elective 3
Graduate Swing Courses 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Graduate Program

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
First Half
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half
MBA Core course 3
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits10.5
Fifth Year
Fall
First Half
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective 1.5
 Credits10.5
Spring
First Half
MBA Core course 3
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits9
 Total Credits30