The globalization of the marketplace demands employees who can successfully compete in a multicultural business environment in the United States and around the world. Understanding the significant cultural, economic, and political differences between countries and regions is vital to success in international business.

To develop these competencies, the Leeds School of Business offers the Global Business Certificate to its students.

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    Global certificate participants

    Global Business Certificate Requirements

    Enrollment Requirements

    Requirements for students to enroll into the Global Certificate Program.

    • Must be an undergraduate business major
    • Enroll by the end of sophomore year
    • All students are encouraged to set up a brief meeting with Sarah Wedmark after enrolling

     International Business Courses

    Students must complete three (9 credits) of the following courses:

    • International Business Management (INBU 3300)
    • International Marketing (INBU 3450)
    • International Operations Management (MGMT 4150)
    • International Financial Management (INBU 4200)
    • Any Leeds Global Seminar

     International Elective Courses

    Students must complete two courses* (6 credits) from any of the following subject areas:

    •     Business
    •     Economics
    •     Geography
    •     History
    •     Global Studies
    •     International Affairs
    •     Language**
    •     Political Science

    *Courses must be taken at the 2000 level or above
    **Students may only use 3 credits of a foreign language to fulfill this requirement

    Learn more about the two approved international electives required for the certificate.

    Experiential Learning Opportunities

    Global Business students will need to participate in the following activities to complement their international coursework:

    Optional Add-On

    Through a special relationship between the Leeds College of Business and NASBITE, students can join the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Student Pathway Program that prepares students for the CGBP exam through weekly study guides and an online community. Students can study at their own pace and take the exam at a discounted rate. The Student Pathway Program also provides membership to NASBITE.


    For students graduating in 2023 or earlier, please refer to this list of requirements.