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International Business Certificate

Impact and empower the global business environment

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Through the International Business Certificate you will learn the basic issues involved with international business. You’ll be prepared to bring a valuable global perspective to the workplace. In addition to course work, this certificate program calls for completion of one approved international experience. Admission is competitive and candidates must apply.

The International Business Certificate is offered by the College of Business' Management Department and administered through CIBED, the college's Center for International Business Education and Development. CIBED was established by the college in response to increasing globalization in business—making it the perfect host for the international business certificate.

The International Business Certificate is open to all students. You do not need to be a College of Business student.

Courses in International Business Certificate

Core Courses & Experience

All students complete the following four courses:

  • MGT 3600 — Introduction to International Business: An introductory course to the study of the concepts and institutions associated with the environment in which multinational companies operate, the nature and scope of their operations, and their economic, political and social impact. (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 3650 — International Market Assessment and Entry: Examination of concepts, frameworks and tools for assessing international market opportunities and for selecting and implementing appropriate means of international market entry. (Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 4640 — Cross-Cultural Leadership & Management: Cross-country and cross-regional survey and analysis of similarities and differences in management systems, processes, and styles, as well as evaluation of changes and their impact on practices and behaviors.(Credit Hours: 3)
  • International Business Experience: Students must participate in an approved applied international business experience, working either A) on a business-related assignment in a foreign country, or B) on an international business-related assignment, domestically or abroad. Examples of international business experiences include, but are not limited to, Global Consulting Program and OHIO International Consulting Program. Students can claim six credit hours for a 6-weeks or longer experience, and three credit hours for an experience which is less than 6-weeks long. (Credit Hours: 3 or 6)

Elective Course (if needed)

Only if your International Business Experience is less than 6-weeks long do you need to complete one of the below courses:

  • ECON 3400 — International Trade: International trade patterns, theories of absolute and comparative advantage, classical and modern trade theory, tariffs, quotas, non-tariff barriers, preferential trading arrangements. (Requisites: ECON 1030; Credit Hours: 3)
  • MGT 4650 — Transnational Strategy, Organization and Leadership: This capstone course in international business integrates theoretical and applied managerial concepts, strategies, and organizational practices associated with complex international and multinational organizations; administration of foreign operations; differences and conflicts between domestic and international policies and practices; and integration of cultural, technological, knowledge and organizational management imperatives in complex multinational and international operations. (Requisites: COB Jr or Sr, and MGT 4640; Credit Hours: 3)
  • MKT 4410 — International Marketing: Focuses on understanding the major issues facing international/global marketing managers today through the application of marketing principles in the international/global business environment. (Requisites: MKT 2020 or 2400; Credit Hours: 3)
  • New interdisciplinary electives coming soon!
“If you're interested in a career with a US company operating globally, a foreign company operating in the US, or a career abroad, the International Business Certificate can help you get there.”—Rachida Aïssaoui, Ph.D.
“I gained hands-on experience in a different culture, forcing me to adapt to my surroundings and embrace other cultures. This is something companies look for and makes you stand out in the selection process. The biggest mistake in college you can make is not taking the opportunity to do an abroad experience.”—Calliope Devries, GCP Greece

Contact Us

For more information about the International Business Certificate, contact Rachida Aïssaoui or Marcelo Cano-Kollman.