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The online Translation and Localization Management (TLM) degree is a two-year, fully online, part-time, asynchronous, 32-credit program that prepares you to lead in the language services industry.

Start Date Credits Program Chair
August 32 Eva Klaudinyova

Asynchronous Courses

All core courses in the online TLM program are asynchronous (no mandatory live class meetings) so you can more easily schedule your weekly coursework around your other personal and professional responsibilities. Your time zone will not affect your ability to complete your coursework so you can study from any location in the world with appropriate technology and internet access.

You can continue working while you earn your online master’s degree.

Learning Goals

In our online Translation and Localization Management degree, you’ll learn the following:

  • Project Management: Manage workflows, developing processes and procedures, prioritizing tasks, recruiting, hiring and managing resources, and implementing computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, crowdsourcing, and machine translation solutions.
  • Business Management: Gain proficiency in a variety of key business areas such as globalization, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, market economics, international business strategy, and data analysis.
  • Localization: Develop expertise in using software that enables the internationalization and localization of software, video games, websites, content management systems, print-based desktop publishing formats, and audio-visual formats such as subtitles and dubbing.


Core coursework (20 credits)

Intercultural Competence Requirement (8 credits)

Electives (4 credits)

Degree Map/Sample Course Schedule

Core Course Work

20 credits

All core courses are 2 credits each:

  • Localization Project Management
  • Translation Technology
  • Website Localization
  • Advanced Translation Technology
  • Advanced Localization Project Management
  • Multilingual Desktop Publishing
  • Program Management
  • Terminology Management
  • Quality and Supplier Management (Buyer)
  • Audio-Visual Localization

Intercultural Competence

8 credits

Learn to manage global and cross-cultural teams, address issues of power and identity, and improve communications through intercultural competence coursework.

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Intercultural Competence

  • Power and Identities in Intercultural Contexts

  • Working Across Cultures


4 credits

Sample courses:

  • Designing for Internationalization and Culture 
  • Software Internationalization and Localization
  • Data-Driven Localization
  • International Marketing for Localizers

Degree Map/Sample Course Schedule

Fall Start, Online, Part-Time

Semester Course Credits
Fall 1 Localization Project Management 2
Fall 1 Translation Technology 2
Fall 1 Website Localization 2
Fall 1 or
January 1
Intercultural Competence course 2
Spring 1 Advanced Translation Technology 2
Spring 1 Advanced Localization Project Management 2
Spring 1 Multilingual Desktop Publishing 2
Spring 1 or
Intercultural Competence course 2
Fall 2 Program Management 2
Fall 2 Terminology Management 2
Fall 2 Electives 2
Fall 2 or
January 2
Intercultural Competence course 2
Spring 2 Quality and Supplier Management (Buyer) 2
Spring 2 Audio-Visual Localization 2
Spring 2 Intercultural Competence course 2
Spring 2 Electives 2
TOTAL   32