Guidelines for the Study of International Business and Commercial Language at Wooster
The choice of major should emphasize either business or language skills and supporting courses will complement the choice of major.
Students who choose to emphasize language will complete all courses required for the major in their language of choice (including three courses of Independent Study) and must include the language course most relevant to the language of business and an IS in a business-related area.
Supporting courses build toward competence in economic and business fundamentals and include at least:
Students who choose to emphasize business will complete all courses for the Business Economics major (including three courses of Independent Study) and must include at least one of the following: Economics 251, 252, 254.
Supporting courses build toward competence in the language of choice and include at least:
French German Spanish Intermediate 201, 203 201, 202 201, 202 Advanced 216 250 310 Culture 224 260 203 or 204
Foreign Study: Foreign study in a country consistent with your language of choice is strongly recommended under either option. This would normally involve the internship discussed below.
Commercial Language Certification: The Chambers of Commerce of France, Germany, and Spain offer language examinations providing certification in commercial language competence. Such certification is recognized by business firms in these countries and substantially enhances internship opportunities. The examinations are offered on a regular basis at various locations in Ohio. Students are encouraged to obtain this certification prior to their internship.
Internships: For students with the appropriate language and Business training, the College of Wooster has internship connections with firms located in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Internships in Latin America are offered through the GLCA Bogotá Program. For more information, contact Professor Sell.
Faculty Contacts: Contact any of the following program participants to discuss these options further.
Business Economics: Professor
French: Professor C. Durham
German: Professor M. Herrmann or Professor J. Sell
Spanish: Professor D. Uber
In all cases, the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement is an excellent source of additional information.