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Advantages

NIU is located in a global region - one of the four areas in North America that significantly impact international economics, politics, business, and the arts.  As more companies expand internationally, the ability to communicate in another language has become a significant advantage in the workplace.  Research indicates that bilingual employees on average earn at least $10,000 more per year than those without foreign language competency.  Executive recruiting firms report that 9 out of 10 recruiters in Europe, Latin America, and Asia say that bilingualism is critical for success in today's business environment.

Among the sectors experiencing increased demand for bilingual employees are:

  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Education

Resources

Why language skills are great for business

Know more than one language?  Don't Give up.