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Business Language

Associate Degree and Certificate
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Make your language skills work for you as you build a successful career.

Discover the power of language in the world of business. Elevate your career prospects with a certificate in Business Language— designed to transform linguistic abilities acquired during mission service into invaluable assets.

Tailored for non-native speakers proficient in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Mandarin, this program equips you with the tools to excel in cross-cultural communication and negotiation. By applying your language skills within a business context, you'll unlock new opportunities and expand your global reach. Embrace the versatility of language and position yourself for success in today's interconnected business landscape.

Job Outlook

  • 34%
    of hiring and HR managers in the U.S. are more likely to hire a candidate who is bilingual over one who is not.

  • Market Snapshot:

    254K Research Analyst positions available in the U.S. as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • Being Bilingual in Business:

    • Refines information processing and listening skills
    • Increases adaptability
    • Improves capacity for problem solving
    • Provides valuable cultural insights
    • Increases salary and marketability
    Program Overview

    This certificate is one of the foundational certificates for the Business Management bachelor’s and associate of applied science degrees.

    The program is designed to enhance foreign language skills acquired during missionary experience into practical business skills. Upon completion of a language proficiency exam for non-native speakers in any of the following languages, you'll be granted 12 exam credits:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • French
    • Mandarin

    Then, you'll be able to enroll in a four-credit course designed to enhance your ability to conduct business in your chosen language. The primary benefit is to enhance the marketability of your skills in a globalized world. The business language courses help refine and develop the necessary language skills to communicate and conduct business effectively.

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    This certificate must be combined with a BAS, AAS, or AS degree. Learn more about the AS degree here.

    Foreign language skills are sought after in a wide variety of industries and positions, including:

    1. Healthcare
    2. IT
    3. Human Resources
    4. Hospitality and Tourism
    5. Digital Content Creation
    6. Customer Service
    7. International Sales
    8. Business

      ...and many more!

    Upon completion of this certificate, you'll be able to:

    • Validate non-native language skills
    • Communicate and conduct business effectively in a non-native language
    • Develop business vocabulary and context in a non-native language and culture
    • Demonstrate language proficiency in diverse business settings

    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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