International Business Certificate

The International Business certificate is available in partnership with the joint Plymouth State University and Babes-Bolyai University MBA program. This certificate delivers a rich, multicultural learning experience paired with a rigorous curriculum and diverse faculty.

Getting started is easy, just complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Graduate Business courses will be offered.

    • Required Courses
    • 3
      A basic understanding of legal problems is expanded, analytical ability is developed, and an awareness of the presence of legal problems that surround the businessperson is explored. Freedom of choice, taxation, stockholder status, acquisitions and divisions, antitrust, employment, administrative law, and bankruptcy are covered as time allows. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Legal Environment.
    • 3
      The objective of this course is to help students develop a broad understanding of marketing techniques, strategies and tactics employed by the marketing manager. This course will cover the use of the 'marketing mix' elements as they pertain to the planning and implementation of the marketing plan. Prerequisites: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Marketing.
    • 3
      A review of theory and research findings in the field of organizational behavior, with emphasis on applications by practicing managers. Topics to be covered include perception, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, conflict management and organization theory. Pedagogical techniques include case analysis, presentations, role plays and other experiential activities. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Business Ethics, Business Policies, and Legal Environment.
    • 3
      It is a small world, and getting smaller fast. An understanding of the complex managerial dimensions of world trade and international business is now an expected part of an MBA?s intellectual inventory. This International Business course provides an opportunity to develop the understanding through readings, and through case studies. An individual term project will give students an opportunity to bring global thinking to bear on current issues in a company, country, or region.
    • 3
      The national economies today are all deeply embedded in an interactive global network with profound implications for both economic theory and economic policy. In this course, students will engage in theoretical as well as empirical studies of international economic relationships.
  • Total for International Business Certificate – 15 credits

Did you know that you can apply your International Business certificate credits toward your MBA?

By completing the two cornerstone courses and an additional five MBA courses, you can roll your International Business courses into a full 36-credit MBA. No admissions tests are required and financial aid is available for qualified students.

  • Cornerstone Courses – 6 credits
  • 3
    Professionals refer to accounting reports and consult with accountants for the information they need to make strategic financial decisions for their organizations. Understanding the accounting cycle and interpreting financial statements is essential in assessing the viability of projects and making investment decisions. Students will strengthen their financial decision making skills so as to articulate their position on investment decisions.
  • 3
    Managers must understand organizational structures, process and culture while developing a strategic view of organizational performance. Opportunity and risk must be evaluated. Operations must align with strategic goals. Using the case study method, students confront real world challenges. Decision-making, communication, and leadership skills are strengthened in this cornerstone course while students begin their own leadership journey. Prerequisite: BU 5070.
  • Additional MBA Core Courses – 15 credits
  • 3
    Budgetary accounting and cost accounting including profit planning and control systems, budget process, cost systems, and their managerial applications. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Accounting.
  • 3
    Today's business climate demands managers who can make decisions involving the best use of an organization's scarce resources under conditions that change rapidly. This course demonstrates the power of problem-solving insights and uses a cross-functional approach. Topics to be covered include strategic pricing using game theory, forecasting techniques and demand estimation, cost analysis, linear programming and optimization under various market structures. Prerequisites: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Economics and Quantitative/Statistics.
  • 3
    A complete corporate financial management course. Content covers the classic areas of valuation, capital structure and budgeting as well as more specialized financial topics. Online version incorporates online course materials and exercises. Prerequisite: BU 5190 and Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Business Finance.
  • 3
    Examination of the nature and structure of decision-making in the midst of uncertainty. Formal techniques for measurement of risks and rewards are applied to case studies based chiefly on production systems. Concludes with a survey of current techniques for operations analysis, planning and control. Prerequisites: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Quantitative/Statistics.
  • 3
    From a decision-makers point of view, students will participate in a seminar involving middle and upper-level managerial responsibilities, as well as discussions concerning 'state-of-the-art' methodologies appropriate to all levels of management. Case studies and group projects will be combined with informal lectures and discussions involving such areas as strategic planning, action planning techniques, policy-making, managerial ethics, decision-making methods, control systems and the integration of all resources for optimum performance. Prerequisites: BU 5190, BU 5120, BU 5210 and Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Economics.
  • Total for MBA in General Management with a certificate in International Business – 36 credits



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