The Graduate Certificate program in German for Business Practices is designed for candidates who want to acquire professional proficiency in the idiom of business German and sensitize themselves to German business culture. They will accomplish this through intensive practice in speaking and writing as well as through analysis of current cultural patterns in various business contexts.
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate major or minor in German, with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a grade point average of 3.0 in courses taken in German.
Candidates must complete an oral proficiency interview in German with a rating of “advanced.” This is a 30-minute interview in German during which the candidate must demonstrate the ability to satisfy routine social situations and limited work requirements.
Conditional admission may be granted to candidates evidencing deficiencies in German proficiency. Such candidates must successfully complete deficiency courses chosen in consultation with the German faculty.
Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: World Languages
The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.
If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.