Global Business Communication

Global Business Communication Skills Courses

This two-part course series is designed to prepare students for a successful job or internship search and the professional skills needed to excel in this internship or job. Global Business Communication Skills (GBCS) I is 1.2 CEUs and offered in the fall and GBCS II is 1.2 CEUs and offered in the spring. GBCS I is not a pre-requisite of GBCS II.

 

Intended Audience

Individuals considering or actively pursuing an internship, job or career change or individual interested in improving their professional communication skills.

Why Enroll in Global Business Communication Courses?

  • Learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment
  • Improve your written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance your career
  • Refine and receive feedback on job search materials (resume, cover letter, elevator pitch)
  • Gain hands-on experience networking, conducting a job search and interviewing
  • Improve professional presentation skills
  • Explore intercultural communication dynamics
  • Learn the basics of marketing research through project-based learning
  • Practice giving a professional presentation

 

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Global Business Communication Skills I (PCS 9200)

The Global Business Communication Skills I course is designed to help students learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment. Students advance their written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance their careers. Topics include networking and conducting a job search, professional presentation skills, successful interview strategies and intercultural communication dynamics. The course is also an introduction to marketing research through project-based learning. Students develop and carry out a marketing research plan, analyzing and organizing market data into a presentation. Students enrolling in the GBCS II course will present their marketing project results in the GBCS II course.

 

 

 

 

Global Business Communication Skills II (PCS 9201)

The Global Business Communication Skills II course is designed to help students learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment. Students advance their written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance their careers. Topics include networking and conducting a job search, professional presentation skills, successful interview strategies and intercultural communication dynamics. The course is also an introduction to marketing research. Students who’ve completed the GBCS I course present their marketing research results from that course.

 

Offered in Spring

 

International business<br />
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Sandra Arriaga
Sandra Arriaga, Faculty

 

Faculty

Sandra Arriaga

Sandra Arriaga is an educator, program manager and communication coach with professional experience across the higher education, technology and publishing industries. She currently works at Stanford University as a Research Development Specialist, and has previously worked in international education programs at San Francisco State University, Hult International Business School and AMIDEAST in Amman, Jordan. Sandra has a Master's in English with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and she has served as an instructor at San Francisco State University since 2010.


Questions?

Please contact us at celglobal@sfsu.edu.