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The International Business certificate will develop our 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 fulfil 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 communications aptitudes to promote positive relationships, inclusivity, and productivity, in the business environment.
    3. Demonstrate competency in another language and culture.
    •  A minimum of 12 semester credits must be completed at ARCC. (for a certificate program)
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C or higher must be earned in all “program requirements.”
    • All courses requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.
    • 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:
    FREN 1101 Beginning French Language & Culture I 5
    FREN 1102 Beginning French Language & Culture II 5
    FREN 1111/HUM 1311 Introduction to French Culture I 3
    GERM 1101 Beginning German Language & Culture I 5
    GERM 1102 Beginning German Language & Culture II 5
    GERM 1111/HUM 1211 Beginning German Culture 3
    SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish Language & Culture I 5
    SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish Language & Culture II
    SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish Language & Culture I 4
    SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish Language & Culture II 4
  • Choose two courses from the following, at least one course must be a language course: 
    1. Communication     
    2. Critical Thinking     
    3. Natural Science     
    4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning     
    5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences     
    6.  Humanities/Fine Art    
      FREN 1111/HUM 1311  3
      GERM 1111/HUM 1211  3
      SPAN 1112/HUM 1112  3
    7. Human Diversity     
       FREN 1111/HUM 1311
      GERM 1111/HUM 1211  3
       SPAN 1112/HUM 1112 3
    8. Global Perspective     
       FREN 1111/HUM 1311  3
       GERM 1111/HUM 1211  3
       SPAN 1112/HUM 1112  3
    9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility     
    10. People and the Environment     
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Account Representative
    • Accounting Officer
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advertising Coordinator
    • Bank Manager
    • Claims Adjuster
    • Data Entry Administrator
    • Digital and Social Media Specialist
    • Employee Training Specialist
    • Employment and Placement Specialist
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Marketing Product Analyst
    • Marketing Communications Assistant
    • Operations Manager
    • Payroll Officer
    • Public Relations Assistant
    • Recruiter
    • Retail Manager
    • Sales Manager

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