May 20, 2024  

International Business and Language BA/BBA

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Program Description

This program prepares students for international careers with business and language skills, providing practical, on-site, work experience and an academic background in international affairs. Students receive two separate but integrated degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in international business and a Bachelor of Arts in language for international trade.

Total Credits: 149

Business Major: Core Requirements - 27

Business Core - 18

Business Electives - 9

Students may select electives in one academic discipline that suits their special area of interest, or take any of the elective courses listed below to meet the degree requirements. Choose three courses from the following:

Business Major Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the required and elective major courses (27 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+). The GPA is figured including all courses attempted—even those in which a D is received and which, therefore, do not apply towards the 27 credits of the major.

All management majors must obtain a C (2.00) minimum grade in ACCT 121 , ACCT 122  and a C (2.00) minimum grade in BSAD 355 .

Language Major: Core Requirements - 30

Students may choose to do a concentration in either French or Spanish. Prior knowledge of each respective language at the elementary level is assumed.


All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at the Adventist University of France, Collonges, France.


All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.

Cognates - 3

Andrews Core Experience - 60

Students must take all courses designated in the Andrews Core Experience: BA & BS Degrees  while noting the following approved course substitutions. Note: if a student changes to another degree program, these course substitutions will no longer apply even if already completed.

Additional Requirements

Transfer Credits

The School of Business Administration does not accept 100-200 level courses (i.e. lower division) as transfer work to replace 300-400 level courses (i.e. upper division).

Residence Requirement

Students must complete in residence in the School of Business Administration at Andrews University a minimum of 50% (33 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (66 credits=39 credits in the BBA core + 27 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).

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