"In China (and also in many other global markets), it has been my experience that 80% of a business transaction depends upon the relationship. Those who succeed in establishing direct relationships with foreign partners often do so through an understanding of the culture and language of their hosts. Barriers melt away when the US partner can anticipate and address cultural differences before they become obstacles. The LIT program at EMU offers a curriculum that will provide the tools for navigating opportunities in different countries by strengthening required language, cultural and business skills."
Rudi von Meister - General Manager, IVECO Fiat China (Fiat Trucks) Nanjing, CHINA
"The Language and International Trade Program not only allowed me to study my area of interest, but also helped me to land an internship at a fortune 500 company. I am confident that my background in business and foreign language set me apart from my competition. When there are few positions to go around, a background in foreign language becomes a high priority for employers. The LIT Program can allow you to market yourself as a business student with a language proficiency that is highly valued in the world market."
Melanie Carmack - Bachelor of Science in Language and International Trade French