Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

Japanese for Business Practices [Graduate Certificate]

The Graduate Certificate in Japanese for Business Practices is an interdisciplinary 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 in a multicultural environment by guiding students to the acquisition of Advanced Low Level (using ACTFL proficiency scales) or Japanese language proficiency in various Japanese business situations and to familiarize students with how culture can affect business management. 

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

Program Admission

Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

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:

  • 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
  • Submit a statement of reasons for pursuing this certificate

Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with deficiencies in Japanese proficiency. Such candidates must complete deficiency courses including, but not limited to, JPNE 343 - Japanese Composition JPNE 344 - Japanese Conversation , and JPNE 444 - Advanced Japanese Conversation . Graduate credit will not be granted for these courses.

Department Information

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

Advisor Information

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