Certificate in International Business

The Certificate in International Business is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters. The program consists of eight specified courses that focus on conceptual, theoretical, and practical skills as well as overall knowledge of international business. Although the program does not lead to a degree in international business, it prepares students to seek a career or advancement in international business. The award of a certificate means the holder has completed the required courses at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment. The certificate indicates to a prospective employer that the University validates the certificate program in international business. Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary the selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the program coordinator. 

Admission Requirements

Selection for admission to the program will be based on student objectives, academic background, and recommendations as appropriate. In order to be admitted to the program, a candidate should have completed the equivalent of 56 units or more of undergraduate courses through coursework and/or appropriate professional or other preparation. Grades in coursework completed should be of an average level equivalent to a GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 U.S. scale, or an equivalent combination of educational and professional preparation, in their home country. English language ability must be demonstrated through the submission of proof of English Proficiency as listed at https://cpage.sfsu.edu/global/english-proficiency

Admission Procedures

See https://cpage.sfsu.edu/international-business/apply for detailed instructions on how to apply.

International Business Certificate — 24 units

Core (12 units)

IBUS 330International Business and Multicultural Relations3
IBUS 590International Environmental Analysis3
IBUS 681Seminar in Comparative Management3
IBUS 690Global Strategic Management3

Study Area Course (3 units)

Select One:

IBUS 592Doing Business in Greater China3
IBUS 593Doing Business in Europe3
IBUS 596Doing Business in Japan3
IBUS 598Doing Business in Emerging Markets3

Electives (9 units)

Select Three:

IBUS 430Import-Export Management and Small Business Operations3
IBUS 517Legal Environment of World Business3
IBUS 531Cross-Cultural Creativity in International Entrepreneurship3
IBUS 566Careers in International Business3
IBUS 567Internship in International Business1-3
IBUS 620Research in International Business and the Global Market3
IBUS 628Global Human Resource Management3
IBUS 638Global Leadership and Cultural Competencies3
IBUS/MGMT 659Introduction to International Business Negotiation3
IBUS 676Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context3
IBUS 699Independent Study1-3