International trade will be a significant source of market expansion for most United States businesses as we move through the 21st century. Because of this expansion, it has become increasingly important for businesses to employ individuals who are sufficiently knowledgeable about the unique circumstances of conducting international business. The Certificate in International Business provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to position businesses in the global marketplace.
The curriculum introduces students to cultural differences which will be the foundation for their international business experience and interactions. Further, the curriculum provides them with the technical knowledge of management theories as they apply to international business; covers documentation, regulations and licensing necessary for international trade; explores the relationships of national economics and their simultaneous need both to encourage free trade and protect their domestic markets; and surveys the connection between the international business environment and international financial institutions.
The Certificate in International Business was developed in response to educational needs identified by members of the International Business Advisory Committee and by respondents to a recent survey of local businesses. The program is designed for individuals who have some business experience and are interested in earning a credential validating that they have learned international business theory and procedures. All courses in the certificate articulate with the Associate in Applied Science in Business Management.
Graduates are able to:
- analyze international financial markets and their importance to nations and corporations
- compare methods of communication used in different cultures
- analyze the practical aspects of import-export activities of global businesses
- examine the management and organizational issues confronting global business
- analyze the international trade issues confronting national economies
This certificate is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.
NOTE: Students in this program may not be eligible for Financial Aid; students should meet with an Academic Advisor or Financial Aid staff to discuss options for Financial Aid eligibility.