French is #2 Most Useful Foreign Language for Success in Business

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According to a recent Bloomberg Survey, French is the second most useful language to be successful in business.  Foreign languages were ranked according to the number of speakers, number of countries where it is the official language, along with the population of those countries, financial power, educational and literacy rates, and related measures.  Second only to Chinese, French is spoken by 68 million people and is the official language of 27 countries.  This means that a major or minor in French would be a perfect accompaniment to an Economics major for those students seeking an edge over the competition for increasingly scarce jobs in business.