Certificate

About the Certificate

The Certificate in International Business is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters. Semester option is available.

The program consists of eight specified courses that focus on conceptual, theoretical and practical skills as well as overall knowledge of international business. The program prepares students to seek a career or advancement in international business.

The award of a certificate means the holder has completed the required courses at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment. The certificate indicates to a prospective employer that the University validates the certificate program in international business.


Curriculum

Students must complete two semesters of coursework from the International Business core and specialized courses. Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the Chair, Department of International Business.


Certificate in International Business - 24 Units

In pursuing the Certificate in International Business, students must complete the five core courses listed below. They also must complete three courses from the electives. The courses are offered on rotation each semester. Not all elective courses will be available each year. Course descriptions are available in the SF State Bulletin.

 

Core Courses - Complete All Five

Code Title Units
IBUS 330

International Business & Multicultural Relations

3
IBUS 430

Import-Export Management & Small Business Operations

3
IBUS 681

Seminar in Comparative Management

3
IBUS 590

International Environmental Analysis

3
IBUS 690

Global Strategic Management

3

 

Electives - Select Three

Code Title Units

IBUS 440

Advanced Import-Export Management

3

IBUS 517

Legal Environment of World Business

3

IBUS 531

Cross-Cultural Innovation & Creativity in Business & Management

3

IBUS 576

Global Entrepreneurship

3

IBUS 591

Doing Business in Latin America

3

IBUS 592

Doing Business in Greater China

3

IBUS 593

Doing Business in Europe

3

IBUS 594

Doing Business in Asia-Pacific Countries

3

IBUS 596

Doing Business in Japan

3

IBUS 598

Doing Business in Emerging Markets

3

IBUS 618

International Human Resource Management

3

IBUS 620

Research in International Business & the Global Market

3

IBUS 638

Global Leadership & Cultural Competencies

3

IBUS 659

Introduction to International Business Negotiation

3

IBUS 676

Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

3

AU 110 Living in San Francisco

This 1-unit course introduces new students to the geographic, historical and environmental, socio-cultural and political context of the Bay Area, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. In addition, this course prepares students for success in their transition to living in San Francisco while preparing for life in San Francisco, building community, and learning about the campus and the surrounding area. The course is experiential and includes field trips throughout the city.

The course is optional, in-person/hybrid, and is offered to you free of charge. You are encouraged to take it to learn more about and experience the City of San Francisco. You can sign up when completing your course preference wishlist.


Preparation Courses

The following CEU classes are not required for the certificate but strongly encouraged enrichment options if you are planning to apply for graduate school, Optional Practical Training (OPT), an internship or a job. 

  • Graduate School Preparation - Provides students interested in applying for graduate schools the knowledge, skills, practice and confidence needed to prepare competitive graduate school applications and interview well.
  • Global Business Communication Skills - Designed to prepare students for a successful job or internship search and the professional skills needed to excel in this internship or job.

How to Apply

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CalJOBS

As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State College of Extended Learning.