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2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business/Language Dual Degree BBA/BA

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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 - 146

Business Major - 24

Business Electives - 9

Students may select electives in one academic discipline that suits their special area of interest, or take any combination of the elective courses listed below to meet the degree requirements. Choose a minimum of 3 courses, for a total of 9 or more credits, from the following:

Business Major Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the business core courses (39 credits) and the major required and elective courses (27 credits) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.33. However, students must receive a minimum of a “C-” grade in each course. Courses where a grade less than a “C-” is received will not apply towards the business core or major requirements.

All International Business students must earn at least a “C” letter grade in the following courses: ACCT 121  and ACCT 122 .

Language Major - 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.

Adventist Colleges Abroad - 9

  • FREN 321
  • FREN 341
  • FREN 351
  • FREN 361

Andrews University Language Courses - 21


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.

Adventist Colleges Abroad - 6

Choose one course in each of the following sets:

Advanced Grammar

  • SPAN 351, 352, 353, 451, 452, 453

Advanced Composition

  • SPAN 361, 362, 363, 461, 462, 463

Advanced Conversation

  • SPAN 371, 372, 373, 471, 472, 473

Andrews University Language Courses - 24

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% (31.5 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (63 credits = 39 credits in the BBA core + 24 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will use their skills to translate specific terminology and concepts of the business world from and to the target language and English.
  • Students will apply their knowledge of the target language and culture to business decisions in intercultural settings.
  • Students will provide linguistics, culture, and business advice on decisions involving the target language and culture. 
  • Students will integrate their knowledge of both business and the target language in the work setting.
  • Students will be able to identify the major theory and concepts of business across business functional areas.
  • Students will be able to incorporate relevant quantitative and qualitative data in the analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify relevant business theories in analyzing business issues and apply appropriate theories in addressing business problems.
  • Students will be able to deliver oral presentations clearly, confidently, and in an organized format, and present their written thoughts in a coherent narrative to articulate complex ideas.
  • Students will be able to identify Christian perspectives when approaching business issues and understand the Judea-Christian foundation of personal and professional integrity, accountability, and experience positive spiritual growth.
  • Students will be able to explain how their International Business courses integrated with the other functional areas of business.
  • Students will be able to articulate that their understanding of Christian principles and ethics related positively to their professional careers.
  • Students will be able to explain that the rigor and content of their International Business courses adequately prepared them for their careers in business.

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