Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures for International Business, Certificate

Certificate in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures for International Business (358002C)

The Certificate of Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures for International Business prepares students to meet the challenges of doing business in the Spanish-speaking world. This certificate aims to give the advanced students of Spanish a foundation in business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, and situational practice that will prepare them to function competently in today's Spanish-speaking world. Students will gain a practical knowledge of global diversity, global business relationships, and practice critical thinking on international current events and challenges facing both businesses today.

Requirements for Admission 

All prerequisites must be satisfied prior to enrollment in required courses.

Program Contact

Dr. Maria Alejandra Zanetta
Distinguished Professor, Modern Languages


The following information has official approval of the Department of Modern Languages and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Beginning Medical Spanish” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record. This certificate is open to all health care professionals with no or very little background in Spanish.


Core courses12
Total Hours15

Core courses 

SPAN:301Spanish Conversation3
SPAN:305Spanish for Business3
INTB:205International Business3
MGMT:201Management: Principles & Concepts3
Total Hours12


Choose 1 of the following courses:3
SPAN:302Spanish Composition
SPAN:311Spanish/Spanish-American Cultural Experience
SPAN:360Hispanic Culture through Film
INTB:421Foreign Market Entry
MGMT:457International Management
SCM:330Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Total Hours3