Latin American Business - Certificate
The Certificate in Latin American Business (LAB) is designed to provide Mays Business School undergraduate students seeking a BBA degree the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Latin American business by studying its history, politics and business models.
The LAB requires 21 credit hours of course work that can be integrated as part of the BBA business curriculum. Also, a Latin American international experience is required along with demonstration of the ability to conduct business transactions in Spanish or Portuguese.
Students who pursue the LAB certificate program must complete all requirements prior to graduation.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|One course on Latin American business: 1||3|
|Latin American Markets 1|
|Select three of the following international business courses: 2||9|
|Asian Business Environment|
|European Integration and Business|
|Academy for Future International Leaders|
|International Business Internship|
|Special Topics in...|
|International Environment of Business|
|Emerging Economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China|
|International Marketing: Study Abroad|
|International Market Entry Strategies|
|Global Supply Chain Management|
|Select three of the following electives focused on Latin America:||9|
|International Trade and Agriculture|
|International Agribusiness Marketing|
|Archaeology of Mesoamerica|
|Poverty, Inequality and Social Policy|
|Geography of Latin America|
|Mexican-American Frontier to 1848|
|Mexican-American History 1848-Present|
|Latin America to 1810|
|Latin America Since 1810|
|Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History|
|History of Mexico, 1821 to the Present|
|Political Systems of Latin America|
|Latin American Political Thought|
|Hispanic Culture and Civilization to the 18th Century|
|Hispanic Culture and Civilization: 18th Century to Present|
|Contemporary Hispanic Society and Culture|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||21|
IBUS 459 or another course that focuses specifically on conducting business in Latin America (must have prior approval).
Three hours must be taken in the student's business major.
Approved Latin American Experience
An approved international experience in a Latin American country, a minimum of 1 month. Options available include:
- Mays or university-wide reciprocal exchange program
- Mays or TAMU study abroad program or field trip
- International internship (for IBUS 484 credit)
- Other study abroad or volunteer program (with prior approval)
Foreign Language Competence
To determine competence in Spanish or Portuguese, a student must pass an oral competency exam administered by a Mays faculty member, or pass a designated proficiency exam upon completion of the Latin American experience.