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Albers School of Business and Economics

Global Business Certificate

The Global Business Certificate provides an opportunity for advanced education in international business and global strategy. This certificate will allow students to gain an in-depth appreciation of the global economy and its impact on business. Topics include functional areas in economics, finance, marketing, management, strategy, law, and ethics; these will prepare graduates for positions of leadership in business, government, or other international organizations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate differences among national cultures that affect business operations in specific countries
  • Exhibit the ability to identify, measure, interpret, and incorporate relevant information in analyzing problems and making effective business decisions in an international context
  • Demonstrate an ability to write an international business professional report analyzing an international business problem, make recommendations, and make a formal presentation to International Business faculty

Admissions and Certificate Requirements from Seattle University's 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  2. Competency in statistics
  3. Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
  4. 2+ years of professional experience

Certificate Requirements

Two Required Courses (6 credits)Credits
INBU 5310: International Management 3
INBU 5315: Global Policy and Strategy 3
Choose three of the following six courses (9 credits):
BETH 5100: International Ethics and Cultural Issues 3
BLAW 5310: International Law & Business 3
ECON 5315: International Economics 3
FINC 5305: Finance for International Business 3
INBU 5300: Competing With & Within China 3
MKTG 5315: Topics in International Marketing 3

Requirement for certificate: 15 credits

Next Steps

  • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.
  • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
  • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
  • Refer to the Global Business Certificate Schedule to plan your program.
  • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
  • Cost is $850 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15 credits.)

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