Global Business Certificate

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  • Spanish is the 2nd highest language in demand for U.S. employers and the 3rd most important language for global business.
  • The U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, with a Hispanic population that is expected to double by 2050.
  • 9 out of 10 of U.S. employers report a reliance on U.S.-based employees with foreign language skills.
  • Nearly 25% of U.S. employers surveyed said they lost business because they did not have employees who spoke Spanish (ACTFL 2019).
  • More than 572 million people speak Spanish, making it the 2nd most spoken language worldwide. It is the official language in 21 different countries.

Is this certificate a good fit for you?

The certificate in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures for Global Business is a good option for students who want to:

  • Advance proficiency in oral and written Spanish.
  • Acquire cultural competency on Spanish-speaking geo-cultural regions.
  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Understand the culturally-based components of diverse business and commerce activities.
  • Know how to engage their knowledge of Spanish language and cultures in outreach activities in the local community.
  • Acquire the linguistic and cultural skills necessary for a successful and meaningful domestic and international business career with the Spanish-speaking world.

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