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International Business Certificate

Requirements

  • This certificate program requires a minimum of 18 semester credits which are outlined below.
  • All business coursework must be completed through the W. P. Carey School of Business or through an approved ASU international study program.
  • Only courses in which a student receives a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher may be used to meet the certificate requirements and an overall certificate gpa of at least 2.50 must be earned.
  • Students must meet all course prerequisites and requirements as listed in the ASU catalog. Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the Schedule of Classes for current listings: www.asu.edu/schedule
  • Certificate requirements must be completed within one year of graduation date.

The four required areas of completion for the certificate are:

  • International business coursework (9 hours)
  • Non-business global awareness coursework (9 hours)
  • Language proficiency
  • International study experience (FALL 2011 CATALOG YEAR AND LATER ONLY)

A. International Business Coursework (9 hrs):

A total of three international business courses are to be taken. Students must choose one foundation course and two electives.

Foundation courses:

MGT 302 Principles of International Business or ECN 306 Survey of International Economics or AGB 302 International Management and Agribusiness

Elective courses offered:

AGB 302 International Management and Agribusiness (offered at Polytechnic campus)
AGB 450 International Agricultural Development (offered at Polytechnic campus)
AGB 452 International Agricultural Policy (offered at Polytechnic campus)
AGB 454 International Trade (offered at Polytechnic campus)
ECN 306 Survey of International Economics
ECN 331 Economics of the European Economic Union
ECN 335 South Asia and the World Economy
ECN 360 Development
ECN 365 Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe
ECN 436 International Trade Theory
ECN 438 International Monetary Economics
ECN 494 ST: Development of the New Chinese Economy
FIN 456 International Financial Management
MGT 302 Principles of International Business
MGT 400 Cultural Factors in International Business
MGT 459 International Management
MKT 425 Global Marketing Management
SCM 463 Global Supply Chain Management
XXX 493 Honors Thesis (per approval by International Program Coordinator)

Elective courses offered abroad

Any 300+ level WPC-prefix course taken on an ASU program abroad may be considered an international business certificate elective, per approval by the International Program Coordinator.

B. Non-Business Global Awareness Coursework (9 hrs):

These hours may be satisfied by any combination of the following:

1. Recommended: It is recommended to choose courses related to your area of study abroad experience (see requirement below). Courses can be chosen from the “area studies” list of courses including “Asia, Africa, Australia & Middle East”, “Europe & Russia”, or “The Americas/Caribbean”. Not all courses are offered every semester. To determine if the course is offered the semester you wish to take it, please consult the ASU Schedule of Classes. Additional courses may be approved by the International Program Coordinator.

2. Any University designated non-business Global Awareness (“G”) courses. For Global Awareness course choices, consult the current ASU Schedule of Classes. Look under “General Studies” and search by “G”.

3. Non-business global awareness hours may also be satisfied by:

  • An ASU or W. P. Carey School of Business education abroad program for one semester fulfills all 9 hours of non-business global requirements.
  • An ASU or W. P. Carey School of Business program earning 6 credit hours fulfills 6 of the 9 hours of non-business global requirements.
  • An ASU or W. P. Carey School of Business program earning 3 credit hours fulfills 3 of the 9 hours of non-business global requirements.

C. Foreign Language Proficiency:

The certificate program requires the equivalent of one year of college level study of a foreign language. Foreign language proficiency is met in one of the following ways:

  • Completion of one year (two semesters) of the same foreign language at the college level (ex. SPA 101 & 102, or FRE 101 & 102).
  • Completion of one semester of the equivalent of 101 & 102 level coursework (ex. SPA 111, FRE 111, GER 111).
  • Completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school with a minimum grade of “C”.
  • Documentation of a proficiency test confirming you are prepared to start at least the second year of a foreign language (201 level or above).
  • A student whose first language is not English may have this requirement waived (contact the International Program Coordinator)

International Study Experience

(FALL 2011 CATALOG YEAR AND LATER ONLY):

Participation in an ASU approved international study program is required (Fall 2011 catalog year and later). Students may complete this requirement by participating on any W. P. Carey School of Business summer study abroad program: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/summer-abroad , any Barrett, The Honors College study abroad program, or any semester or summer study abroad program offered by the ASU Study Abroad Office.

Please refer to the website for most updated information and application: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/ibc_requirements

 

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