Business in the Global Market Certificate

The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is designed to better prepare students for entry into an increasingly globalized workplace by developing an understanding of the culture and customs of a selected region of the world through language study, study abroad experience and associated coursework. The program will help develop students' critical thinking and contextual skills by encouraging students to study and see first-hand how their selected concentration contributes to the global economy. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business and who have a strong interest in working abroad. Students will select one concentration area from: Asia and Oceania, Africa and the Middle-East, Europe, or Central and South America.

Program Requirements

Asia and Oceania Concentration

Language3
Complete two years or more of Japanese, Chinese, or Korean 1
Cultural Experience6
Completion of an approved and related thematic sequence, minor, or major. 2
ATH 3 Thematic Sequence
ATH 4 Thematic Sequence
ATH 5 Thematic Sequence
CHI 1 Thematic Sequence
JPN 1 Thematic Sequence
SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence
Asian/American Studies Minor
Chinese Minor
East Asian Studies Minor
International Business Minor with approved and related electives
Japanese Minor
Overseas Experience1
Select one of the following options:
Option A:
Semester of study abroad in Asia or Oceania
Option B:
Pre-Approved Internship in Asia or Oceania
Option C:
Pre-approved FSB International Faculty-Led Program
Business coursework
Completion of a B.S. in Business and completion of three hours of the following: 3
BUS 241Business in the Global Market (Concurrent enrollment with course from pick list)1
BUS 373International Business in Focus3
or BUS 371 International Business
or BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs
or ECO 344 International Economic Relations
or ECO 441 International Trade and Commercial Policy
or ECO 442 International Monetary Relations
or FIN 417 International Business Finance
or MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management
or MGT 431 Logistics Management
or MGT 432 Global Strategic Sourcing
or MKT 425 Global Marketing
Total Credit Hours14

Africa and the Middle-East Concentration

Language3
Complete two years or more of Arabic 1
Cultural Experience6
Completion of an approved and related thematic sequence, minor, or major. 2
ATH 3 Thematic Sequence
ATH 4 Thematic Sequence
ATH 5 Thematic Sequence
BWS 1 Thematic Sequence
SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence
Arabic Minor
International Business Minor with approved and related electives
Overseas Experience1
Select one of the following options:
Option A:
Semester of study abroad in Africa or the Middle-East
Option B:
Pre-Approved Internship in Africa or the Middle-East
Option C:
Pre-approved FSB International Faculty-Led Program
Business coursework
Completion of a B.S. in Business and completion of three hours of the following: 3
BUS 241Business in the Global Market (Concurrent enrollment with course from pick list)1
BUS 373International Business in Focus3
or BUS 371 International Business
or BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs
or ECO 344 International Economic Relations
or ECO 441 International Trade and Commercial Policy
or ECO 442 International Monetary Relations
or FIN 417 International Business Finance
or MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management
or MGT 431 Logistics Management
or MGT 432 Global Strategic Sourcing
or MKT 425 Global Marketing
Total Credit Hours14

Europe Concentration

Language3
Complete two years or more of French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish 1
Cultural Experience6
Completion of an approved and related thematic sequence, minor, or major. 2
ATH 3 Thematic Sequence
ATH 4 Thematic Sequence
ATH 5 Thematic Sequence
FRE 3 Thematic Sequence
GER 3 Thematic Sequence
HST 3 Thematic Sequence
ITL 1 Thematic Sequence
SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence
SPN 1 Thematic Sequence
European Studies Minor
French Minor
German Minor
International Business Minor with approved and related electives
Italian Minor
Russian Minor
Spanish Minor
Overseas Experience1
Select one of the following options:
Option A:
Semester of study abroad in Europe
Option B:
Pre-Approved Internship in Europe
Option C:
Pre-approved FSB International Faculty-Led Program
Business coursework
Completion of a B.S. in Business and completion of three hours of the following: 3
BUS 241Business in the Global Market (Concurrent enrollment with course from pick list)1
BUS 373International Business in Focus3
or BUS 371 International Business
or BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs
or ECO 344 International Economic Relations
or ECO 441 International Trade and Commercial Policy
or ECO 442 International Monetary Relations
or FIN 417 International Business Finance
or MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management
or MGT 431 Logistics Management
or MGT 432 Global Strategic Sourcing
or MKT 425 Global Marketing
Total Credit Hours14

South and Central America Concentration

Language3
Complete two years or more of Spanish 1
Cultural Experience6
Completion of an approved and related thematic sequence, minor, or major. 2
ATH 3 Thematic Sequence
ATH 4 Thematic Sequence
ATH 5 Thematic Sequence
LAS 3 Thematic Sequence
SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence
SPN 1 Thematic Sequence
International Business Minor with approved and related electives
Spanish Minor
Overseas Experience1
Select one of the following options:
Option A:
Semester of study abroad in Central or South America
Option B:
Pre-Approved Internship in Central or South America
Option C:
Pre-approved FSB International Faculty-Led Program
Business coursework
Completion of a B.S. in Business and completion of three hours of the following: 3
BUS 241Business in the Global Market (Concurrent enrollment with course from pick list)1
BUS 373International Business in Focus3
or BUS 371 International Business
or BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs
or ECO 344 International Economic Relations
or ECO 441 International Trade and Commercial Policy
or ECO 442 International Monetary Relations
or FIN 417 International Business Finance
or MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management
or MGT 431 Logistics Management
or MGT 432 Global Strategic Sourcing
or MKT 425 Global Marketing
Total Credit Hours14