Undergraduate degree programs

Language and culture
Business degree

Language and culture

Fluency in other languages and cultures is increasingly important in today’s working world — so much so that nearly 90% of executive recruiters agreed that bilingualism is critical to global business success, when surveyed by the Korn/Ferry International Executive Recruiter Index. Delivering in-depth language and cultural expertise in an area of your choosing, the W. P. Carey business degree in language and culture prepares you to lead on a global scale, capitalize on demand for international business acumen, and map your professional future across every country and industry imaginable.

Business languages and cultures curriculum

In partnership with top faculty from other ASU colleges, this degree pairs expertise in global business with complementary skills in and knowledge of key business languages and cultures. Choose from one of four distinct language tracks — Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish — as you explore courses covering the fundamentals of business and beyond:

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • Business Correspondence and Communication
  • Business French
  • Business Statistics
  • Chinese for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Chinese Cultural History
  • Elements of Intercultural Communication
  • French Cultural Masterpieces
  • French and Italian Popular Culture
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Global Supply Operations
  • International Management
  • Italian for Professions
  • Latino Cultural Perspectives for the Professions
  • Modern Italian Culture
  • Principles of International Business
  • Problem Solving and Actionable Analytics

Customize your experience 

There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the languages and cultures of the modern working world — offered at the university level, from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, and through partnerships and programs worldwide:

  • Four language tracks build your understanding of and fluency in French, Chinese, Spanish, or Italian
  • 250+ study abroad programs make it possible to traverse 65 countries and every continent (yes, even Antarctica!)
  • W. P. Carey Global Education Center programming and events enable mutual advancement for domestic and international students
  • 45+ business clubs and organizations connect you with students who share your passion (you can even start a club of your own!)

Global careers in business languages and cultures

Learn to speak the language of business around the world — and greet a world of opportunities you’re prepared to pursue when you graduate. The business degree in language and culture prepares students for a range of careers, including any of those that follow.

CareerGrowth*Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Advertising and Promotions Managers   $88,590
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products   $55,720
Cargo and Freight Agents   23.94% $39,720
Desktop Publishers   $37,040
Document Management Specialists   $81,040
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Immigration and Customs Inspectors 16.63% $74,300
Logisticians 19.55% $72,780
Logistics Analysts   19.55% $72,780
Logistics Managers     $81,830
Marketing Managers 12.48% $119,480
Purchasing Managers 1.54% $100,170
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6.57% $54,230
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Transportation Planners   22.44% $76,540
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products   $51,470

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help you stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

First-year student | Transfer | International | Readmission

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