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    Eastern Michigan University
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Japanese for Business Practices (JPNB)

Japanese for Business Practices is an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate program offered through the World Languages Department and the College of Business. This 12-credit-hour curriculum is designed to prepare students to communicate effectively by guiding students to the acquisition of Advanced Low Level (using ACTFL proficiency scales) or a Japanese language proficiency in various Japanese business situations and also to gain further knowledge of international management.

This program is intended for those who wish to improve their Japanese language and culture knowledge, proficiency and familiarity with Japanese business practices.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate at least Intermediate Low Level of Japanese proficiency using the ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview or Level 4 of the Japanese Proficiency Test developed by the Japan Foundation or equivalent.
  2. Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with deficiencies in Japanese proficiency. Such candidates must successfully complete deficiency courses including, but not limited to, JPNE 343 - Japanese Composition JPNE 344 - Japanese Conversation  and JPNE 444 - Advanced Japanese Conversation .
  3. Obtain departmental permission.
  4. Submit a statement of reasons for pursuing this certificate.
  5. Meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

Department Information

World Languages, College of Arts & Sciences

Jeff Popko, Ph.D. | Department Head | 219 Alexander | 734.487.0130 |

Advisor Information

Motoko Tabuse, Ph.D. | 219 Alexander | 734.487.0130 |