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Graduate Certificate in International Business
You Can Earn a Graduate Certificate in International Business (GCIB) Before, During or After Completion of Your Other Graduate Degrees.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business is designed to serve as an enhancement of an already-earned B.B.A., M.B.A., or a degree in any other field, even a non-business field.
Eighteen hours of graduate course work in International Business constitute the required work for the GCIB. Any course taken might have an undergraduate CPC prerequisite which must be completed before a student may enroll in the applicable graduate course.
Completion of the GCIB should enable a student to conduct international research, analyze data regarding international business opportunities, recognize risk and potential gain in international business, draw conclusions about international business opportunities, present findings to business associates, and recognize ethical challenges inherent in doing international business.
Admission to ProgramConsult M.B.A. Advisor, Mr. Victor Prosper, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-829-3185. Certificates will be awarded. Completion of the GCIB program will be noted on the students official transcript.
Beyond BINT 6311 (required of all students in the GCIB Program), students may select an additional fifteen (15) hours of choice from among any BINT graduate courses offered.
BINT 6311 International Business Management: Analysis of business opportunities, political climates, trade barriers, government incentives, currency flows, financial systems, and trade practices. Preq: Global Environment CPC.
BINT 6312 International Economics: Analysis of economic characteristics and economic systems of the global economy, theory of international trade, policy issues, labor migration, international capital flows, foreign exchange markets.
BINT 6321 International Finance: Role of banks and banking in foreign transactions, financial markets, financial institutions, currency risk and management, interest rates, non-banking institutions, sources of funding, capital instruments, international transactions and commercial development. Preq: CPC in Finance and CPC in International Business.
BINT 6330 International Accounting: Foreign currency translation, accounting for changing prices, differences between national accounting standards, taxation. Special emphasis upon Mexico and its economic history, business environment, accounting principles and taxation policies. Preq: CPC in Accounting.
BINT 6340 International Relations: Concentrated course offered in a host country to expose students to international cultural similarities and differences. May include stay with family, side trips from host location, visits to governmental and trade organizations. Class size limited. Permission of instructor required.
BINT 6360 U.S.-Mexico Trade Relations: Introduction to bilateral trade issues and patterns, cultural and historical overview, and business opportunities linking the U.S. and Mexico.
BINT 6361 International Marketing: Global marketing environment, research, logistics, cultural assessment, infrastructure, economic indicators, emerging markets, advertising, pricing applied to foreign markets, developing an international marketing plan. Preq: CPC in marketing.
BINT 6371 Selected Topics: Designed to allow classes to explore special topics such as ìMexico Todayî (taught in Spanish), or a focus upon a region or timely issue. ìSemester at Seaî courses, as well as courses taken at one of UIWís sister universities in a foreign country may be proposed to apply for credit.
BINT 6372 International Business Law: Conduct of business in an international environment, complexities of laws among trading nations and economic groupings. Preq: CPC in Business Law plus working knowledge of e-mail, WWW, registration with Academic Computing Center for on-line communication with professor.
BINT 6390 Seminar in International Business: Capstone analysis, research, discussion, presentation of alternative solutions to international problems in business. Preq: BINT 6311 and working command of Internet-based research, traditional print research, computer graphics and text presentation software, and ability to process survey data. Designed to be taken near graduate date. May be substituted for MBA Capstone course BMK 6390 by permission.
BINT 6398 Independent Study: In extraordinary circumstances, students may apply for permission to earn credit through independent study to focus in-depth upon a particular topic while working closely with a faculty member. Permission of instructor required.
BINT 6319 and BINT 6619 Graduate International Internship: These courses are designed for students who have an unusual opportunity to gain international business experience through work in an international setting, for example, in an embassy, an import-export company, an international financial institution, or similar foreign environment. BINT 6319 offers 3 hours credit. BINT 6619 offers 6 hours credit. Pre-approval required.