Certificate in

International Business

Gain the critical skills you need to become an effective business professional and conquer the international marketplace.


Positioned for Global Success

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. 

Well Connected

Bay Area World Trade Center Education Partner

MBA Springboard

Foundation for business students preparing for graduate study

Faculty Excellence

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.

Christina KunischInternational Business Graduate

Knowledge You Can Apply Worldwide

As a student in the CSUEB International Business Certificate program, you will gain:

  • Real-world knowledge and perspective necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly evolving international business arena.
  • Working knowledge of all areas of international business.

Make an Impact in the International Business Community

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.

International business

Demonstrate to employers that you have the knowledge and skill set to be a vital asset in the international business community.

Occupational Trends

The median annual wage for financial managers was $156,10in 2023.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 10 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in the international trade finance industry is expected to grow 22.1 percent from 2021 to 2031.

—Labor Market Analytics – Lightcast

Access Exciting Business Opportunities

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.


I really appreciated this program because it helped me not only to advance my business ability but also helped me learn more English. It enabled me to work in a business area without long-term preparation. I will recommend others to join this program because it really helps; especially for those who want to change their career to business. The International Business program at CSUEB is a great choice!

Huan ChenInternational Business Graduate

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. 

Program Objectives

Completing Cal State East Bay’s International Business Certificate Program will provide you with:

A greater understanding of the international financial system.

Knowledge of international law and contracts.

Insight into making effective marketing and management decisions in foreign countries.

The Foundation for International Success

Program Format

International Business Certificate courses are offered in a classroom setting at CSUEB’s Hayward campus.

Certificate Requirements

To earn your Certificate in International Business, you must complete six courses over two semesters, as well as:

  • Maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average
  • Receive no grade below a "C" in any course

Required Courses

Course Units Fall Spring
FIN 850: International Business Finance
MGMT 850: Global Supply Chain Management
MGMT 851: Developing an International Business Strategy
MGMT 852: International Business Law
MKTG 850: International Marketing Decisions
MKTG 851: eCommerce Marketing for International Business

*International students may be eligible to apply for optional practical training upon successful completion of the program.

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.

Mark Cazem


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. 

Richard Dawe


Phone: (925) 586-2524 

BS in Business Administration

Bowling Green State University,


MS in Logistics Management 

Air Force Institute of Technology


MBA with marketing emphasis

California State University, East Bay


Ph.D. in Business Administration

Golden Gate University  

Richard Dawe


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.

Fernando Garcia

Professor Fernando Garcia is an advisor to entrepreneurial high technology, growth companies in connection with their financial & business strategy. Prior to this work, Professor Garcia worked 15 years on Wall Street as an investment banker at Kidder Peabody & Co., Bear Stearns, and later with Morgan Stanley’s private equity group. Mr. Garcia has also successfully founded and managed a professional services firm and two high technology companies in Silicon Valley. In the international arena, Mr. Garcia has advised and lectured to Chinese Financial Technology companies’ executives in the area of business development, business strategy, and product development space. He has also lectured to visiting delegations of mid-level municipal managers and financial regulators from the Peoples’ Republic of China government, including major state-owned enterprises, as well as other private company executives from China on topics ranging from the global capital markets, competitive strategy, U.S. capital markets, and corporate governance. Professor Garcia received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School, and his Bachelors and Doctorate of Laws degrees from University of California at Berkeley. Currently, Mr. Garcia is teaching a financial accounting course at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In addition, Professor Garcia also is affiliated with the International Education Department of the CSU-Eat Bay University Extension, where he teaches courses in International Finance and International Business Law. Mr. Garcia also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at California State University at Sonoma teaching Management and Corporate Strategy courses.

Jeff Newcomb

Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

(510) 885-3554

VBT 440 

Jeff Newcomb 

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.

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Common Questions

How much does the program cost?
The total estimated cost of the International Business Certificate Program is $7,200, plus addtional fees for international students. Please note that program tuition fees are subject to change at any time. Each course in the program has a tuition cost associated with it. Tuition for each course is due when you register for that course.
Is there a withdrawal and refund policy?
Withdrawal and Refund Policies vary depending on the type of program in which you enroll. Some Continuing Education programs have course-specific refund policies that supersede the general refund policy. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about our refund and drop policies or click here for more details.


What financing options are available to me?
Traditional financial aid (such as completing the FAFSA, Pell Grants, etc.) is not applicable for Continuing Education certificate programs. Learn more about other financial aid options.
Are any discounts available for this program?
Yes, this program qualifies for the Forever Pioneer discount for Cal State East Bay alumni. You can complete and submit the Forever Pioneer Registration Form to receive the discounted pricing. Advanced registration is required to qualify for the discount.

Accessibility Services

Does the university provide accessibility services?
Yes, our Accessibility Services department provides academic accommodations and support services to address the individual needs of students with differing abilities, permanent disabilities or temporary disabling conditions. For more information, including program details and contact information, visit

Certificate of Completion

How do I request my certificate?
To obtain your official certificate, you must complete all requirements of your program and then complete and submit this form. Upon verification of requirement completion, your certificate will be sent to you.

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At a Glance

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: 9 -12 months

Tuition cost: $7,200 plus additional fees for international students (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.) Forever Pioneer discount is available for Cal State East Bay alumni.


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