Program Overview

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was founded in 1947 as a part of the University System of Maryland. UMUC strives to provide a relevant, comprehensive, and convenient education for its students. The school boasts “maximum convenience, flexibility, and a wide array of course selections”, ensuring that students find a program that fits both their interests and schedules. Further, UMUC’s expansive online program offerings make completion all the more accessible to working adults. One of the school’s many programs is the Certificate in Spanish for Business and the Professions (CSBP).

The CSBP program combines Spanish language skills with professional and career related information. The program is designed to give students Spanish language foundation in a business context. Through the program, students will find themselves prepared to work and communicate in professional Spanish speaking environments.

To earn their certificate, students must complete five courses for a total of 16 credits. Four of those courses will be in upper-level Spanish. Students are required to take both Intermediate Spanish I and II as well as two upper-level elective courses which will be taught completely in Spanish. The additional 4-credit course is a Business Spanish course, also taught in Spanish, which emphasizes vocabulary and concepts needed to converse in a business setting. All certificate requirements can be completed online.

While the CSBP program does require some foundational Spanish, the program is not designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability. Individuals interested in learning more about the requirements are encouraged to contact for more information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Demonstrated Spanish ability (either through transfer credits or a test). More information can be acquired by contacting

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 


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