Modern Language and International Economics

Program Features

Students in the Modern Language and International Economics program gain a deep understanding of the global economic environment along with the skills needed to work in the international arena. They graduate from the program ready for careers in international relations, international business, NGOs and financial institutions.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Proficiency in the Spanish, German or French language
  • An understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economic policy
  • An understanding of the cultures that exist across the global economy
  • Pathways to pursue graduate school in diplomacy, business, law, and other disciplines

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Modern Language and International Economics major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • SPANISH, FRENCH or GERMAN 201 - Intermediate Foreign Language............ 3cr.
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 200............ 3cr.
  • THEOLOGY 111 - Ignatian Imagination............ 3cr.
  • ENGLISH 101 - English Composition OR ENGLISH 115 - Rhetoric............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • SPANISH, FRENCH or GERMAN 202 - Intermediate Foreign Language II............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 201............ 3cr.
  • PHILOSOPHY 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Foreign Language 300 Level Course ............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 305............ 3cr.
  • Theology Elective............ 3cr.
  • Natural Science Elective............ 3cr.
  • STATISTICS 210 or MATH 156............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Foreign Language 302 - Advanced Foreign Language............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 306............ 3cr.
  • Philosophy Elective............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language 205 - Literature and the Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • STATISTICS 211............ 3cr.

Fall

  • Foreign Language 306 - Major Electives............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 300............ 3cr.
  • Science Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Foreign Language Major Electives............ 3cr.
  • ECONOMICS 450............ 3cr.
  • Diversity Elective............ 3cr.
  • Writing Elective............ 3cr.
  • E/RS Focus Elective............ 3cr.

Fall

  • Foreign Language Electives............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language Electives............ 3cr.
  • Economics Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Electives............ 3cr.
  • General Electives............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Foreign Language Major Elective............ 3cr.
  • Economics Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Electives............ 3cr.
  • General Electives............ 3cr.
  • General Electives............ 3cr.
  • Senior Research............ 1cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that's both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the MODERN LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS major at Xavier:

International Trade & Business Environment (ECON 300) - An analysis of International Trade and Finance; the behavior of the multinational enterprise; the impact of the global economy on traditional business strategies.

Macroeconomic Analysis (ECON 306) - Theoretical foundations of macro models integrating real and monetary sectors in both open and closed economies. Controversies in modern macro theory, with emphasis on business cycle theory.

International Economics (ECON 450) - Basis for trade between nations. Barriers to trade. Balance of payments. Exchange rate determination. Monetary and fiscal policies in an open economy.

Statistics for Business (STAT 211) - Descriptive statistics, sampling and statistical inference within the context of business applications. Simple and multiple regressions, including residual analysis and multicollinearity problems. Additional topics may include analysis of variance and time-series forecasting models.

Clubs

Economics Student Club

Xavier students in the Economics Student Club learn about employment opportunities, take trips to area firms and host monthly speakers while making a positive difference in the community. They also cultivate opportunities to meet and network with business leaders in Cincinnati, which can lead to employment opportunities.

Citizens of the World

Diversity is the cornerstone of the Citizens of the World Club. Students in this club meet and organize events that showcase the many different cultures represented at Xavier. It's also a great way for international students and American students to get to know each other and experience new cultures, languages and customs.

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Outcomes

100% of students from Xavier's Language and International Affairs programs, including Modern Language and Economics, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Field Organizer, District Executive, Field Director, Government Affairs, Immersion Program Coordinator, Market Researcher

Top Companies: Government, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Cincinnati Public Schools, Loyalty 360, VIA Catholic, Medpace, Boy Scouts of America

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Program Details

Modern Language and International Economics Major at Xavier University

Xavier’s Modern Language and Economics program prepares students for the contemporary global economy. Students gain a solid foundation in French, German, or Spanish, the skills to address international economic issues and work in the global arena and a sound understanding of the cultures that exist across the global economy. Graduates are prepared to work for U.S. and U.N. offices and agencies, financial institutions, aid and advocacy organizations, and private companies engaged in international commerce. They are also ready to pursue graduate school in diplomacy, business, law, and other disciplines.

Xavier University’s College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to develop an integrated understanding of humanity, the world, and God by pursuing the questions raised in Xavier's core and departmental curricula. The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college at Xavier University. The college provides an excellent liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition that prepares students for careers, professional or graduate school, and life in a global society.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."