Gain the critical skills you need to become an effective business professional and conquer the international marketplace.
California State University, East Bay’s Certificate in International Business provides you with the educational foundation and practical training required to excel in the international business arena. Because the Bay Area is culturally diverse and an international hub for business, you’ll have numerous opportunities to put your specialization to use and meet the needs of the business community.
Bay Area World Trade Center Education Partner
Foundation for business students preparing for graduate study
Taught by faculty with extensive experience in the international business community
CSUEB’s comprehensive program is led by a combination of globally recognized Cal State East Bay faculty and successful multinational business executives. The course covers topics ranging from international marketing and international law to international business strategy and supply chain management. You can look forward to high-profile guest speakers who will share practical advice about issues and challenges they’ve faced working in the international business arena.
I enjoyed the International Business Certificate Program very much. I can fully recommend it to all those who want to deepen their knowledge in International Business.
As a student in the CSUEB International Business Certificate program, you will gain:
More and more, countries around the world are becoming increasingly interconnected – both economically and technologically. To remain competitive, businesses actively seek employees with an understanding of and appreciation for the international marketplace.
Armed with your Certificate in International Business from Cal State East Bay, you demonstrate to employers that you have the knowledge and skill set to be a vital asset in the international business community. Whether you’re seeking a position in a corporate environment, government agency, or non-profit organization, you have the opportunity to set yourself apart.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for financial managers in professional, scientific, and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; and finance and insurance were $140,160, $136,490, and $113,040 respectively.
-Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
-Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Sales by U.S. parent companies increased 9.4 percent in 2011 to $10,696 billion. Sales by their majority-owned foreign affiliates increased 15.8 percent to $5,985 billion.
-U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Expanding into new markets is a core tenet of business. Research indicates that professionals with international business credentials are – and will continue to be – in high-demand. That means your job possibilities are endless.
What I like most about the program is that it covers a large range of business and economic subjects. This gave me the opportunity to observe my academic traits and entrepreneurial spirit.
Successful graduates have earned positions in the U.S. and abroad. They play vital roles in multinational corporations, U.S.-based companies with overseas interests, international organizations such as the United Nations, and government agencies. You can enjoy employment opportunities with law firms, banks, manufacturers, accounting firms, retail chains, and other businesses with an international customer base.
Completing Cal State East Bay’s International Business Certificate Program will provide you with:
International Business Certificate courses are offered in a classroom setting at CSUEB’s Hayward campus.
The Certificate in International Business is offered in two track options:
To earn the certificate, you must:
|FIN 7700: International Business Finance|
|MGMT 7700: Global Supply Chain Management|
|MGMT 7710: Developing an International Business Strategy|
|MGMT 7712: International Business Law|
|MKTG 7801: International Marketing Decisions|
|MKTG 7806: eCommerce Marketing for International Business|
If you are an international student and would like to qualify for Optional Practical Training, you may take courses in management, marketing, finance, or accounting to supplement your international business courses. Course offerings vary based on when you are eligible for the third quarter option.
As a participant in Cal State East Bay’s International Business Program, you will be taught by globally-recognized international faculty with expertise in conceptual frameworks, practical research, and applied international and commerce business experience. You will also learn from successful professional practitioners who are active in the international business community.
My teaching philosophy is to incorporate real world marketing and business experiences with theory and development of a hybrid course that would relate to the expectations of the students. I believe that real world experiences and examples would stimulate the students to participate in their classroom education and thereby enhance their accumulation of knowledge and abilities to operate in the real world.
Mark Cazem is an international business/marketing consultant to several global businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has experience as an international business transactions lawyer, and practiced law in the following areas: International business transactions, trade law, immigration, civil litigation, domestic law, criminal law, probate, real estate law, and administrative law. Cazem has been teaching as an adjunct professor since 1982 in several San Francisco Bay Area MBA programs. In addition to teaching at CSUEB, Cazem is currently teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, Notre Dame de Namura University business program, ITU, and Santa Rosa Junior College. He has also taught in the MBA program at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan.
Bringing the real world to the classroom.
Richard Dawe, Ph.D. has extensive supply chain management and industrial marketing experience in the chemical, food, forest, retail, electronics, and transportation industries. Organizations he has worked for or consulted with include the US Air Force, Colgate-Palmolive, US Borax, Southern Pacific, Ernst & Young, Intel, Samsung, Fritz Companies, HP, Georgia Pacific, National Semiconductor, Unisys, IBM, Packard-Bell, and Cisco Systems. He is the author of numerous articles and a book titled “The Impact of Information Technology on Materials Logistics”, published in 1994. Dr. Dawe is involved with professional organizations such as CSCMP, APICS and ISM, plus an officer with the APICS Golden Gate Chapter. He is a member of the Talent Development Committee with the Biotech Supply Chain Alliance. He was selected as a ‘Supply Chain Pro to Know’ in 2013 by a professional group.
Dr. Dawe is a professor at Golden Gate University. He also teaches extended education courses at the University of California and California State University plus he has taught professional development courses at local companies including Ghirardelli Chocolate, Genentech, Bio Rad, Berkeley National Labs, Clif Bar, PGE, and FormFactor.
Business is everybody’s business. To evolve as critical thinkers and worthy innovators we must all -- students and teachers -- engage with continuous learning.
Jeff Newcomb is principal of Red Widget Strategies, a communications research and consulting enterprise, having clients in the US, Britain, and Germany. Newcomb lectures in marketing and entrepreneurship for California State University East Bay, College of Business and Economics, and serves in CSUEB’s Academic Senate.
Among faculty honors, he has been voted Teacher of the Year and Distinguished Professor, CSUEB Concord Campus. Newcomb has taught extensively for the University of San Francisco School of Management and Hosei University, Tokyo, Research Institute of California. In service to community, he has co-founded two non-profit organizations dedicated to design, visual media, and the arts.
All students who have a bachelor's degree or higher are invited to enroll to this program.
Submit an International Certificate Program Application at least 10 weeks prior to the first day of class.
Pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $100 when you file your application.
Area of study: Certificate in International Business
Ideal for: Business professionals whose work includes international markets and who seek to enhance their skills, knowledge, and understanding of international business issues
Business professionals interested in pursuing opportunities available in multinational markets
Program format: In-person at CSUEB’s Hayward campus
Number of courses: 6 courses
Program length: 6 months
Tuition cost: $6,000 plus a $100 application fee for international students (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)
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