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Certificate in Latin American Business


The Certificate in Latin American Business prepares students for working within an emerging economy oriented toward Latin America. It combines an overview of the nuances of the regional economy with an introduction to Latin American's cultural and historical development. Topics will include an introduction to Latin American culture and philosophy, corporate-government relations, Twentieth Century history, regional development, and business strategies. It can be supplemented with Study Abroad opportunities and Language study (French, Spanish, Portuguese).

There are two tracks: one for College of Business majors and one for non-business majors.

Required Courses:

  • LAS 102--- Introduction to Latin American Studies Credits: (5) (online)
    • ECON 101--- Economics Issues Credits: (5) OR
    • ECON 102--- World Economic Issues Credits: (5) OR
    • ECON 201--- Principles of Economics Micro Credits: (5)
  • COM 471--- Corporate Communication in Latin America Credits: (4) No prerequisites required for the Latin American Business Certificate

Track for Business majors:

Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • HIST 328---Modern Latin America Credits: (5) OR
  • HIST 321---Latin American History through Film, Art, Music Credits: (4) OR
  • SPAN 310---Hispanic Civilizations and Cultures Credits: (4) OR
  • GEOG 368---Geography of Middle America Credits: (5) OR
  • GEOG 370--- Geography of South America Credits: (5) OR

Track for Non-business majors:

Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • MGT 380---Organizational Management Credits: (5) Management Dpt.
  • MKT 360---Principles of Marketing Credits: (5) Management Dpt.
  • HRM 381---Management of Human Resources Credits: (5) Management Dpt.

TOTAL= 23-24 credits



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