Businesses worldwide regularly rank communication skills at or near the top of their wish list of desirable employee traits. This certificate program is designed to boost your effectiveness and confidence when communicating in international settings with global professionals. In addition to gaining business writing and oral communication skills, you will learn how to handle negotiations, make persuasive presentations, and what cross-cultural branding and marketing is all about.
Moreover, you will develop the interpersonal and intercultural sensitivities necessary for a dynamic and successful career in today's diverse global business environment.
12 CEUs (Two core courses and four electives from below)
Special Note on Electives:
Special Note on Business Certificates:
Students who have no previous business background are required to take the introductory business course: Principles of Business Management (BUS101). This will ensure that students are provided with a broad understanding of all major aspects of business. It is recommended that business certificate earners take BUS101 during the early phase of their certificate track. Please note that the course is also open to those who already have a business background but wish to deepen their understanding of business studies further. Those who wish to substitute another course for BUS101 must meet the following criteria:
- have at least 3 years of working experience in an administrative or management function; or
- have an educational background in a business field.
Please submit the Certificate Program Enrollment Form below if you wish to substitute another course for BUS101.
Exemption requests for BUS101 will be accepted until November 15, 2016. After this date, only substitution requests for BUS101 will be accepted.
Note: Courses with the same course number suffixed with a dash and semester/course code are identical. (E.g. REI102-FA and REI102-SP, and IBP101 and IBP101-S are identical.) More than one of these courses may not be used toward a certificate.