B A: (Major Code: 05011) (SIMS Code: 992001), LATAM: (Major Code: 49061) (SIMS Code: 992001)
The Fowler College of Business and the Center for Latin American Studies offer a three-year concurrent program study leading to a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies. The primary objective of the concurrent program is to offer preparation in the fields of business administration and Latin American studies for the purpose of providing the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and engage in business relationships within a Latin American historical, cultural, and linguistic milieu, in Latin America or in the United States.
For information, contact the chair of the Latin American Studies Committee or the director of graduate programs in the Fowler College of Business.
Admission to the Degree Curriculum
Since this program combines disparate disciplines, applicants are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores and should have substantial academic backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants should also have a background in Spanish or Portuguese language and literature. Students in the concurrent degree program are expected to be full time so that all requirements will be satisfied in an acceptable time.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must meet the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees. In addition, (1) the student must complete with a grade of B (3.0) or better, either SPAN 302 (or its equivalent) or Portuguese 401 (or its equivalent), or three units of 500-level or graduate coursework in Spanish, or pass the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) oral proficiency examination in either Spanish or Portuguese with a score of 2.0 or above; (2) all core courses in business and Latin American studies must be completed prior to advancement in any core course; (3) the student must have been recommended for advancement by the combined advisory committee; (4) the student must have a thesis proposal approved by the combined faculty advisory committee.
Upon advancement to candidacy, the student will enroll in B A 799A - Thesis. A thesis (Plan A) incorporating theory, method, and analytic techniques from both disciplines is the culminating experience for the concurrent program leading to the M.B.A. and M.A. degrees.