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Language and World Business

Language and World Business

See Also: Language and World Business Brochure [392KB, PDF]

The Language and World Business Program (LWB) is a concentration within the curriculum of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee that allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree by combining a foreign language major with an international business concentration. Below is an outline of the program:


  • B.A. in French & Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, German, Italian, or Russian Studies.
  • B.A. in LWB with Chinese, Japanese or Portuguese.

Both of which are combined with one of the following business concentrations:

  • International Business Administration
  • International Retail Merchandising
  • International Agricultural Economics

Requirements for the B.A. degree within the LWB program also include a practical experience/internship component:

  • 490-international or local internship, or
  • 491-foreign study

To access a general LWB undergraduate advising and major guide, please consult the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Services website.

Businesses and graduate schools value the excellent communication skills, international experience, and practical training of the LWB graduate. Graduates of this prestigious program are well-rounded individuals who proceed into active professional life or go on to pursue a graduate degree in international business or foreign language.

LWB Academic Requirements

To be accepted into the program, students must do the following:

  • Complete an application for admission: LWB Application Form [75KB, PDF]
  • Complete the MFLL 199 prerequisite course offered once per year

To remain in the LWB program, students must do the following:

  • Maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA in the courses specifically required by the College of Arts and Sciences; C grade or better in all program related courses.
  • Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA in language courses
  • Successfully earn 3 hours of credit for 490 or 491

Note that the necessary course listings and LWB Employer Internship Evaluation Forms are available through the particular language sites.


Come and Join the Language and World Business Student Association! If you would like to join the LWBSA, please contact Dr. Lisa Y.F. Parker at For a listing of current MFLL events, please consult the MFLL calendar at the bottom of the homepage and The Ready for the World calendar of events.