BS in Business, Language, & Culture
Are you ready for business without borders? Kogod’s business, language, and culture major equips you with the skills to thrive in today’s globalized world of business. You’ll become proficient in a foreign language, learn how to navigate cultural nuances, and study abroad, all while building the solid foundation in business that can help you succeed anywhere.
In addition to business core courses, you'll choose a specialization in a language.
Apply by November 15 to be considered for early decision or by January 15 for the second early decision round.
Study Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Swahili.
You'll spend at least a semester abroad where the language you're learning is spoken. Choose from countries like Brazil, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, South Korea, Spain, and many more!
Why major in business, language, and culture at Kogod?
As a student, you will choose a language track when entering the program: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Swahili. By the time you graduate, you'll speak that language comfortably in a professional setting. In addition to business foundations, the major also includes courses to strengthen your understanding of other cultures, including anthropology and economics.
Washington, DC, is a global political center and a major hub for international business and diplomacy. Tap into DC's many networking and internship opportunities, and take advantage of its thriving cultural life to take your education beyond campus. Whether you're interested in the private sector, government, or the nonprofit world, you'll find paths towards your future success.
Language and Cultural Immersion
Learning a language in the classroom can only take you so far—you need to experience living it in the real world. That's why you'll spend a semester abroad taking courses in your language track. This experience will increase your proficiency, teach you how to adapt to new environments, and make you stand out in front of employers.
You will cover topics in:
- Business math
- Operations management
- Business law
Required courses include those in anthropology, economics, analytics, and statistics. You will take 34 credit hours in business core courses that cover topics like accounting, finance, management, and marketing.
Upon entering the program, you will choose one of twelve language tracks: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Swahili.
At least 12 credits must be taken abroad in the foreign language.
Immerse yourself in a new culture and develop both skills and experience that will equip you for an international business career. We offer semester- and year-long study abroad programs, international summer internships, and short study tours through the International Management Practices course.
Some of the most important lessons you'll learn will be outside the classroom. Kogod offers a wide variety of programs to help you network, hone your skills, and get involved with the community. These include Dish with the Deans, the Making a Difference is Our Business program, the Kogod Case Competition, and more.
Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
Earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years through our combined bachelor's/master's program. Take graduate-level courses and apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees.
Our faculty are renowned experts in their field and have extensive industry experience abroad. As mentors, they are invested in the professional and academic success of our students.
Earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years through our combined bachelor's/master's program. As a combined degree program student, you can take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees.
This degree makes you highly competitive in today's global job market. When you graduate, you will be prepared to take the American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL) oral proficiency interview and qualify for a regional fluency certificate (i.e. French Chamber of Commerce Certificate).