Certificate in International Business, Culture, and Language
The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the college indicated or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.
The Certificate in International Business, Culture, and Language is available to College of Business Administration students majoring in Accounting, Economics-Business Economics Emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Real Estate and to students completing the General Business Concepts minor. The purpose of this certificate is to encourage students to seek language and cultural knowledge in order to build a foundation for understanding the global environment in which business operates. For more information students should contact CBA Student Advising and Career Services, CBB 321B. To enroll in this program students must declare their intent on a Declaration of Curriculum form. The form may be obtained in CBB 321B.
1. International Business .....3 hours
2. Cultural and Political Perspectives .....3 hours
One of the following:
Political Science: 943:024*.
3. Foreign Language and History .....5-24 hours
Select one of the language options below.
Note: A student's native language cannot be used to meet the language requirement for the certificate.
CHINESE (8-18 hours)
FRENCH (7-24 hours)
GERMAN (7-18 hours)
RUSSIAN (8-20 hours)
SPANISH (7-20 hours)
PORTUGUESE (5-17 hours)
ENGLISH (9 hours)
*Credit hours in these Liberal Arts Core courses may be applied toward the completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirement and the completion of this certificate program.
**Students who received credit toward the foreign language competency requirement for UNI graduation from satisfactory performance in high school language courses or students who can pass an equivalency examination do not need to take these courses.
- International Business 3 hours
- Cultural and Political Perspectives 3 hours
- Foreign Language and History 5-24 hours
Chinese: 8-18 hours
French: 7-24 hours
German: 7-18 hours
Russian: 8-20 hours
Spanish: 7-20 hours
Portuguese: 5-17 hours
English: 9 hours
(Note: A student=s native language cannot be used to meet the requirements of this certificate.)