​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

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

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
High school teacher$55,050 per year6% (52,900 more jobs)
Interpreter/translator$45,430 per year46% (29,300 more jobs)
Sales representative$57,870 per year9% (169,300 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the world languages and cultures website​ or contact:

Department of World Languages and Cultures
Pearce Hall 305
Email: fllc@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3786​

Program Overview

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.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

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
(15 hours)
SPN 214
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
SPN 331
Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPN 341
Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPN 376
Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPN 377
Culture and Civilization of Latin America
Required Courses
(15 hours)
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.
SPN 310
Study Abroad
SPN 335
Spanish for Business
SPN 410
Study Abroad
(3 hours)
Select a three (3) credit course at the 300 level or above.