Latin American Business

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type

Emphasis

Department

School of Business

The international business world is fast-paced, demanding and comes with its own rules and regulations. To pursue a career abroad or in specialized fields domestically, you’ll need a global understanding of how different cultures, relationships and customs impact business.

Program Overview

Gain a global perspective of business and economics.

The Latin American Business emphasis will enable you to study the field from a variety of disciplinary angles. Through a mixture of business, economics, history and Spanish coursework, you’ll begin the process of understanding Latin American people and nations. To understand the increasing interdependence of the Americas, you’ll be immersed in the issues and forces related to the constantly changing relationships between the United States and Latin America. Due to relevance and interdisciplinary nature of this emphasis, your Spanish language skills and diverse cultural knowledge will prepare you for a variety of career paths in any business entity domestically and abroad.

International business

Latin American Business teaches students the intricacies of international business through a combination of business, economics, history and Spanish coursework.

Courses

Code Title Credits Description
BUAD 311 Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace 3 View
BUAD 335 Marketing Communications 3 View
BUAD 340 Global Business 3 View
BUAD 345 Consumer Behavior 3 View
BUAD 350 Human Resource Management 3 View
BUAD 491 Strategic Management 3 View
ECON 201 Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 3 View
ECON 303 International Economics and Globalization 3 View
HIST 260 Latin American History (GT-HI1) 3 View
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 3 View
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 3 View
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3 View
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3 View
SPAN 341 Latin American Civilization and Culture 3 View

Careers

Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

The data below is automatically collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a firm that sources job market data and provides analytics. The statistics illustrate general trends in U.S. careers, but do not precisely represent every job and salary.

Scholarships

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant. For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student's GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

Get Involved

Expand your community and your network.

There are so many ways that you can maximize your educational experience at Western. Take advantage of these opportunities to advance your career.

  • Career Fairs: Connect with future employers during the various career fairs in the School of Business and around Colorado.
  • ICELab: The Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Lab on upper campus is a space that provides startups and expanding businesses with the materials and support needed to succeed.
  • Office of Career Success: Business students have a department-specific career services professional.
  • Study Abroad: Experience Harlaxton College in the English Midlands.

Cultivating leadership

Student Emma Mantooth speaks about the representation of Latin women in the media at the annual 3rd annual Hispanic and Latin American Conference.

Department Information

School of Business

Dean

Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Contact Information

970.943.2019

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231