International Econ Major

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 92 percent of the world’s economic growth is in markets outside of the United States. 

The ability to speak more than one language is critical to succeeding in business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, according to 88 percent of executive recruiters from those regions. (Source: Korn/Ferry International).

Want to be a part of it?

Linguistic and cultural fluency paired with analytical skills is an increasingly powerful combination in any career field. Students in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters can achieve both with a major in International Economics and Romance Languages.

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To help you prepare for careers in global business, nonprofits, or government, the curriculum combines advanced coursework in French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish language and culture through the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures with rigorous qualitative training in the Department of Economics.

The major also provides you with opportunities for study abroad as well as internships and research projects.

This course of study exemplifies the College of Arts and Letters’ cross-disciplinary approach to nurturing the development of leaders and global citizens who have both the analytical and cultural skills needed to navigate today’s interconnected world economy.

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For more information about the Romance Languages and Literatures major please contact Professor Keith Schaefer, Director of Undergraduate Studies