Pursue competence in international business studies, develop a global mindset, gain an understanding of globalization, and acquire the skills necessary to work with others from around the world.
Our global certificates give students from all majors the preparation needed to accept a job internationally and appreciate the different cultural values, economies, and communication styles of our vast and varied business world. The Certificate in Global Business is for those who want to be prepared to accept a job internationally and appreciate the different cultural values, economies, and communication styles of our vast and varied business world and is open to students in all University of Oregon majors. Upon successful completion of an approved plan, students will receive their certificate in addition to their diploma. Applications can be submitted to an academic advisor.
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To receive a Certificate in Global Business, students must complete a total of 36 credits with 12 credits at the 400 level. Of the 12 400-level credits, 8 are included in the international business core. The remaining 4 credits must be planned as part of the area studies.
International Business Core
16 credits, including 8 credits at 400 level. Not all courses are offered every term.
- BA 101: Intro to Business
- BA 199/252: Global Perspectives in Business
- MGMT 420: Managing In a Global Economy (prerequisites: MGMT 311/321 or BA 316)
- MKTG 470: International Marketing (prerequisites MKTG 311 or BA 317)
Area Study/Global Systems/Cross Cultural Competencies
20 credits. Requires at least 4 credits at 400 level.
Area study requirements consist of 20 credits of coursework that relate to an international theme with at least 4 credits at the 400 level. This must be approved by an advisor in the Lundquist College of Business. Area studies coursework must include at least two department prefixes. Usually this theme will be geographically-based, focusing on a region such as Latin America, North Africa, or Europe. Other themes that are not geographic may be submitted for approval; for example global systems, cross cultural competencies, and macro level international forces (such as globalization). Four credits of second year second language can be used toward this requirement. Literature or cultural studies courses taught in a second language may be applied to the area studies. Only 4 credits of business course work can be used in this category and must be pre-approved (see recommendations below).
In this category it is highly recommended that you take one of these pre-approved business courses:
- BA 361: Cross-Cultural Business Communication
- BA 365: Cross-Cultural Negotiation
- MGMT 417: Negotiation Strategies (only open to business or accounting majors)
- FIN 463: International Finance (only open to business or accounting majors)
Second Language or Pre-Approved Study Abroad/International Internship Program
Second language requirements are two years of university-level foreign language study that complements your area study theme. University equivalency rules apply in this situation. Studying or interning abroad can be done in lieu of second year language, but the program must be pre-approved by an advisor in the Lundquist College of Business.