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Program Information

The International Business certificate program will develop students’ cultural, interpersonal, and linguistic communication skills while enhancing their global and national business acumen. This certificate offers students who are studying or have studied a foreign language at the college level the opportunity to combine that skill set with business courses to fulfill requirements for a business-oriented career across all employment sectors.

  • By completing this certificate, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Understand International Business concepts and applications within the global business environment in order to apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills in a diverse business setting;
    2. Practice effective interpersonal communication aptitudes to promote positive relationships, inclusivity, and productivity in the business environment; and
    3. Demonstrate competency in another language and culture.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above must be completed at ARCC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • All course requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.


  • 9 credits

    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    BUS 2240 Introduction to International Business 3
    CMST 2210 Intercultural Communications 3

    Remaining elective courses must equal at least 7 credits.

  • Choose two courses from the following; at least one course must be a language course (before enrolling in a foreign language course, go to to take the placement test):

    Choose two courses from the following, at least one course must be a language course:
    FREN 1101 Beginning French Language & Culture I 5
    FREN 1102 Beginning French Language & Culture II 5
    FREN 1111/HUM 1311 Introduction to French Culture 3
    GERM 1101 Beginning German Language & Culture I 5
    GERM 1102 Beginning German Language & Culture II 5
    GERM 1111/HUM 1211 Introduction to German Culture 3
    SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish Language & Culture I 5
    SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish Language & Culture II
    SPAN 1112/HUM 1112 Spanish and Latin American Culture: Conquest to present 3
    SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish Language & Culture I 4
    SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish Language & Culture II 4

    Program note: It is recommended that students take both elective courses from the same language department.

    Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university may want to take two semesters of the same foreign language as this is a graduation requirement for many bachelor degree programs. For assistance with course planning, students should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. See also the college catalog Appendix for course offering information.

  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program. This certificate may be completed in one semester.

    First Year

    Fall Semester Spring Semester
     BUS 1103  BUS 2240  3
     CMST 2210  Elective course* 3-5 
     Elective course*  3-5    
    TOTAL 9-11  TOTAL 6-8 

    *see Additional Requirements above

  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Import/Export Coordinator
    • International Import/Export Logistics Assistant
    • International Business Development Manager
    • International Operations Agent
    • International Management Analyst
    • International Supply Chain Manager
    • International Affairs Consultant
    • International Manager
    • International Recruitment Manager
    • International Policy Analyst
    • International Marketing Manager
    • International Business Development Manager
    • International Manager

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