The globalization of the marketplace has created a need for managers who can function effectively in the international business environment. Despite this movement toward globalization, there remain significant environmental differences (cultural, economic and political) between countries and/or regions. Managers in an international business must be sensitive to these differences and also must adopt the appropriate policies and strategies for dealing with them.
To address these issues, the Leeds School of Business offers an area of application in international business consisting of 15 credit hours. Students completing additional requirements may earn a certificate in international business. The certificate program builds on the students' understanding of the functional areas of business and provides them with an appreciation of the international environment. It also supplies them with a framework for developing policies and strategies appropriate for the global marketplace.
Required Courses and Credits
|Select three of the following:||9|
|International Business and Management|
|International Financial Management|
|International Business and Marketing|
|International Operations Management|
Global Seminar: London International Finance
Global Seminar: Marketing in the Global Environment
|Two classes of additional international coursework||6|
Options include international business electives not on the required list above, or courses in economics, geography, political science, history or language. Courses must be selected from an approved list maintained by Leeds Global Initiatives.
|Total Credit Hours||15|
In addition to the three INBU courses and two additional courses as described above, the certificate program requires students fulfill an international experience requirement. This may be satisfied in a number of ways including participation in a study abroad program, an international academic internship, service work in an international location or an internship with an organization focused on global business and economics.
Students should check with Leeds Global Initiatives to verify that their global experience will qualify to meet this requirement.