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.

One course on Latin American business: 13
Latin American Markets 1
Select three of the following international business courses: 29
International Accounting
International Finance
Asian Business Environment
European Integration and Business
International Negotiations
Academy for Future International Leaders
International Business Internship
Special Topics in...
International Environment of Business
International Management
Emerging Economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China
Global Entrepreneurship
Global Marketing
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
Economic Development
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
Hispanic Film
Contemporary Hispanic Society and Culture
Total Semester Credit Hours21
1

IBUS 459 or another course that focuses specifically on conducting business in Latin America (must have prior approval).

2

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.