Graduate Certificate in International Business




This online graduate certification is intended for students who want to use their business skills abroad. With more international markets interacting than ever, abilities necessary for this global challenge are in high demand. Learn about the unique challenges of international finance, economics, marketing, and global production from instructors who currently work in these fields, and interact with a diverse online community to bring new ideas and strategies to your portfolio. Study abroad options are available for those interested.

Earn your MBA in International Business by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.

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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of production systems within a manufacturing context, and the complexity of international business operations
  • Ability to navigate the complex web of international financing markets using insight into foreign exchange and capital budgeting
  • Solid context for understanding international trade, international monetary economics, the impact of government policies, and multilateral treaties and trade agreements
  • Ability to apply key marketing concepts to international situations, including standardization vs. segmentation
  • Familiarity with current trends and the challenges specific to international business

Career Outlook

  • Management Analyst or Consultant
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer

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International Business

Global Production and Operations (MIB 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Global Production and Operations studies the structure and functioning of production systems within a manufacturing context. The complexity of international business operations is also studied. Topics include: plant location and operation, inventory control, transportation, technology acquisition (CAD/CAM), work flow planning, JIT concepts and statistical quality control. Also covered is how each of the above topics generally relates to the global service environment.
Industry Leaders Seminar Series (MBA 587/887) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Industry Leaders Seminar Series introduces the graduate student to best practices in business administration from the perspective of organizational leaders who give guest lectures for the students. Students get exposed to the culture, business and technical aspects of various industry types, and hone their professional networking skills. Series delivered over two semesters and combines on-campus and online components. 3 credit hours.
International Finance (MIB 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Finance presents the study of financial management in the global market-place . Topics will include foreign exchange, decisions relating to capital budgeting in relation to the flow of funds and the investment alternatives for management and investors . The operation of international financing markets will be presented
International Economics (MIB 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Economics presents a study of the theories of international trade, international monetary economics, the impact of government policies and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
International Marketing (MIB 555/855) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Marketing involves the study and application of key marketing concepts to the international situations. Topics covered include: standardization vs. segmentation, marketing problem design and administration, and special problems.
International Business (MIB 560/860) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Business studies business with an international context, with special attention paid to the problems peculiar to international business, as well as current trends, such as drive toward European unity, GATT, NAFTA, and Pacific Rim developments. 3 credits.
International Study Abroad (MIB 570/870) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Study Abroad allows students to travel abroad to experience business and cultures other than that available in the United States. Students will be immersed in an environment that will allow improved cultural awareness, communication skills and tactile learning. Special International Student Information: This class is available only to students for opportunities outside the home country of the international student.
Internship in Management (MBA 845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MBA 845 Internship provides the student with a practical application experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Students must work in an approved business site for a minimum of 120 hours to practice skills discusses in other MBA classes. All sites are to be approved by the MBA program director. International students cannot substitute this class for a class given in a regular term. International students must have their I-20s signed by the school’s designated school official before they begin this experience. 3 credits.

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