Fluency in a second language like Spanish will put you a step ahead in today’s culturally diverse world, whether you plan to live and work in the United States or abroad. Students in the Spanish for Business program will spend a full semester abroad, immersing themselves in Spanish culture.
Put Your Degree to Work
Spanish is a useful language in today’s job market, and it serves as a tool for communicating in professions from government regulations to education, health care, technology and law enforcement.
As a graduate of CMU’s Spanish program, you could find yourself in a career as a corporate representative, government employee, international business consultant, journalist, marketing specialist, medical professional, primary or secondary school teacher, professor, sales representative, or translator.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data
|Job||Median Pay||Job Growth through 2022|
|High school teacher||$55,050 per year||6% (52,900 more jobs)|
|Interpreter/translator||$45,430 per year||46% (29,300 more jobs)|
|Sales representative||$57,870 per year||9% (169,300 more jobs)|
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.
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Spanish Major: Spanish for Business Concentration
At least 30 hours of SPN courses at the 300 level or above.
Total: 30 semester hours
Core Courses I
Intermediate Spanish II
Designed to develop fluency in reading Spanish; cultural emphasis. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Recommended: SPN 201. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Cultures Outside of the Anglo-American Tradition)
Provides an understanding of Spanish articulatory phonetics and helps students improve pronunciation by training them in Spanish articulatory habits to make their pronunciation more native-like. Recommended: SPN 202.
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Designed to develop greater accuracy in grammar and fluency in written expression in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN 202.
Intended for those with some skill in speaking Spanish who wish to achieve greater fluency. Recommended: SPN 202.
Note: Completion of this concentration requires the student to study abroad for one semester during which the student will enroll for 12 credits (6 hours of SPN 310 and 6 hours of SPN 410). At the 300 level, the student takes courses conducted in Spanish and related to business. At the 400 level, the student participates in an internship.
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisite: SPN 202; permission of instructor.
Spanish for Business
Designed for students interested in acquiring practical Spanish vocabulary related to business, and in developing writing, reading and speaking skills through business documents in Spanish. Recommended: SPN 202.
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: Six hours of Spanish at the 300 level; permission of instructor.
Select a three (3) credit course at the 300 level or above.