International Business Management Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in International Business Management is designed to provide a diverse background in international business. By combining two required courses with a choice of electives, students can follow a course of study best suited to their individual objectives, taking full advantage of the Administrative Sciences department’s international focus. Students can determine which area of international business is most appealing, from e-commerce to finance to operations—or combine courses to gain a wider international business perspective. Students will find that the program and department are truly global in scope, with faculty and students from around the world, and a curriculum designed for tomorrow’s international competitiveness.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in International Business Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the unique aspects of different regions of the world, and how these regions are positioned for global competition.
  • The skills necessary for global market research to assess customer needs as well as the ability of a company to meet those needs.
  • Comprehension of the complexity of global production and distribution, and the challenges companies face in meeting those demands.

Individuals considering using advanced certificate courses toward the Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) degree must:

  • Apply to the MSAS program prior to completing two courses
  • Recognize that grades earned in certificate courses will not be used in the admission decision process
  • Complete the additional prerequisite courses for the selected concentration
  • Meet the department’s academic admission requirements


Prior to starting a certificate course, students are required to submit a certificate application and evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent).

A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the certificate.


(Four courses/16 credits)

Choose any two courses from the MS in Administrative Studies Degree Core:

Introduction to the concepts, methods and problems of accounting and financial analysis. Includes accounting principles, measurement and disclosure issues, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow projection and analysis, capital budgeting and project evaluation, bond and equity valuation, cost of capital and capital structure. 4 cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Mcgue KCB 107 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
B1 IND Page CAS 237 T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
C1 IND Staff CGS 311 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Mcgue MET B02B R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D2 IND Staff HAW 101 R 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O2 IND Cohen ARR
Sum2 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times

The course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics of focus include overview of modern project management, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. MS Project will be introduced in this course to provide hands-on practical skills with the above topics. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course provides a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Maltzman CAS 426 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
B1 IND Cipriano CAS 237 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
C1 IND Keegan FLR 123 W 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
C2 IND Kanabar CAS 213 W 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
D1 IND Staff HAW 301 R 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O1 IND Maltzman ARR

Provides a detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet and Web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and issues of electronic commerce. Topics include comparison of e-commerce procedures, payment mechanisms, applications in different industry sectors, security, the challenges of starting and maintaining an electronic business site, as well as a comparison with traditional business practices.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Appeltans KCB 107 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
B2 IND Staff FCB 201 T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

This course considers macroeconomic factors of relevance to the firm: aggregate economic activity, cyclical movements, and fiscal and monetary policies. The course reviews the problems of decision-making relating to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price, and provides an analysis of the interplay between governments, economic systems, labor, and multinational corporations (MNCs). Topics include: the basis for the existence, organization, and growth of MNCs; a comparison of major economic and government systems; areas include the impact on the firm's business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environments and labor influences. This course additionally investigates the relationship between the interaction of national culture and development. Topics range from developing nations' rain forest and species management to pollution generated by developed nations. Culture, policy, and development are also discussed in relation to the impact of the business interactions (agriculture, fishing, technology transfer, etc.) among developing and developed nations.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Lee MET B02B T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Sum2 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
SB1 IND Lee SOC B63 MW 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and fostering innovation and technology to increase performance. Topics include generating and screening initial ideas; assessing user needs and interests; forecasting results; launching, and improving products and programs; bringing innovation to commercial reality.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Santino SOC B63 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Unger FLR 134 R 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O1 IND Unger ARR
Sum2 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
SB1 IND Bonyhay HAR 222 MW 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Plus two electives selected from the MS in Administrative Studies courses, with advisor’s approval.

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