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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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German for Business Practices [Graduate Certificate]

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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 and analysis of current cultural patterns in various business contexts.

Program Admission

Graduate School Application

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Candidates must have completed an undergraduate major or minor 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 complete deficiency courses chosen in consultation with the German faculty.’


Department Information

World Languages | Jeff Popko, Ph.D., Department Head | 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130, apopko@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Carla Damiano, Ph.D., 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130, cdamiano@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 12 hours

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