International Studies Graduate Certificate

Applicants to the Certificate program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate School as explained in the graduate study section of this Bulletin. The Certificate is awarded after completion of 18 hours, including a minimum of 12 hours drawn from a list of core courses and an additional six hours selected from a wide variety of offerings in eight different disciplines. No more than 12 hours may be from any one discipline. Students may simultaneously earn a graduate degree and count credits earned in their degree program toward the Certificate when appropriate.


Select four from the following list of core courses:12
Business Administration
International Financial Management
International Logistics and Operations Management
International Trade
International Monetary Analysis
Historical Thinking in Research and Practice
Political Science
Proseminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in Comparative Politics
Proseminar in International Relations
Seminar in International Relations
Studies In International Relations
Select two of the following:6
Special Readings
Major Works Of European Fiction
Special Readings
Languages and Cultural Studies
Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Music of the Romantic Period
Music from 1900 to the Present
Political Science
International Law
Directed Readings and Research in International Relations
Total Hours18

Note: No more than 12 credit hours may be from any one discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, certificate earners will be able to:

  • Explain the major components of culture and how cultural differences affect conducting business abroad
  • Integrate global awareness and cultural knowledge into business analysis
  • Describe functional knowledge of global operation for a specific area of business, such as marketing or finance
  • Assess the impact of cultural and environmental factors on international business operations