Global Business Certificate Program-Graduate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Business is designed to enhance and complement the skills of business professionals to make you more effective in dealing with complex problems in international trade and management.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the Global Business Certificate program is open to the following:

  • Individuals who hold or are currently pursuing an MBA, Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Information Systems (MIS), and Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources (MLRHR) degree
  • Individuals with other graduate business degrees

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of four graduate courses (three required and one elective) for a minimum of 14 credit hours. Credits earned as part of the certificate program may apply toward a graduate degree. Students who are admitted to the certificate program should have completed MBA 602 or an equivalent graduate-level International Business Course.

Curriculum and Credits:


  • MKT 608 Global Marketing (4)
  • FIN 621 International Financial Management (4)
  • OSM 525 International Operations Management & Supply Chain (3)
  • One elective course—select from the following list:
    • ACT 560 International Accounting (3)
    • IST 601 IT for Competitive Advantage (3)
    • MKT 640 Field Experience Abroad (4)
    • MGT 587 International Management (3)
    • OSM 624 Global Operations Management (3)
    • INB 690 Internship (with international component) (3)
    • INB 698 Research Project (3)
    • Study abroad (3)

How to Apply

To get started, make an appointment with an academic advisor. Advisors can answer questions about the program and help you determine if any prerequisites courses are needed. To make an appointment, call (216) 687-3730 or email

For Further Information Contact:

Department of Marketing
College of Business Administration
1860 East 18th Street, Room 460
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3610
Phone: (216) 687-4771
FAX: (216) 687-9354