The goal of the Spanish Business major is to provide students with a cultural, economic, legal, and linguistic knowledge base to guide their activities in a Spanish and Spanish-American business setting. Students will enhance their Spanish language competence while at the same time mastering foundational business concepts that will enable them to communicate with a sensitivity to the values and customs of their Spanish and Spanish-American business counterparts and clients. Majors’ combined study of Business and Spanish will result in the ability to know not only what to say in a given business situation, but when and why to say it. The program will culminate in a capstone internship in a business setting with a significant Spanish component. In terms of learning outcomes, graduates of the program will demonstrate:
- The ability to understand and apply the major critical and theoretical approaches used in conducting business.
- The ability to research and evaluate concepts expressed in specialized texts.
- The ability to clearly and persuasively communicate key ideas and arguments about Spanish culture orally and in writing as supported by research and textual evidence.
- Knowledge of the principles and vocabulary necessary to participate actively in business negotiations in English.
- Knowledge of the principles and vocabulary necessary to participate actively in business negotiations in Spanish.
- Knowledge of the cultural values underlying decision-making in a business setting.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Spanish Business must complete a minimum of 121 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.