Join A Growing International Business Community with the 8-Month International Student Cohort Option

Are you ready to study in the U.S.? Northeastern University’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for International Students is a full-time, 8-month program tailored to meet the needs of international students. You’ll complete this rigorous coursework as part of a small, intimate cohort.

This program is designed to help you build your knowledge of essential business practices like financial decision making, innovation, and management. You will have the opportunity to gain relevant, in-demand skills that will help you to tackle today’s business challenges.

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What skills will you need in the next 5 years? 10 years? International students at D’Amore-McKim School of Business’s Graduate Certification program are motivated by a variety of personal goals. Some are looking to move up within their current organizations. Others are launching new business ventures. Still others are looking to gain first-hand experience in the American business world. The specifics vary, but all of our certificate students share the same goal: they want to take the next step in their professional journey. Does that describe you, too? If so, we hope that you will join us at D’Amore-McKim.

Bring your ambition to Boston. At D’Amore-McKim School of Business, you will sharpen your existing professional skills, deepen your understanding of business best practice, and find entrepreneurial inspiration.

Imagine yourself studying entrepreneurship with the founder of several tech start-ups, or examining organizational structure with a respected management expert. Imagine learning beside an experienced and diverse group of classmates who share your passion for business. Now imagine doing that in the heart of Boston, a bustling business center that offers many networking opportunities.

On Northeastern University’s beautiful and vibrant campus, you will find opportunities to connect with over 8,500 international students from 140 different nations across the world. You will learn from faculty that value diversity of background and experience, welcoming your perspective in classroom debate. You will have access to the kind of resources only a major, prestigious university can offer. You’ll find an environment that rewards your lifetime of curiosity and ambition.

Program Details

A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an opportunity to take control of your career growth. Let us help you develop your potential and career growth.

The International Student 8-month Cohort follows a set, five-course curriculum and is taken at a full-time pace. This program has been designed to be compliant with F1 visa regulations.

Upon successful completion of this program, you may be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT authorizes you to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months. You may also choose to apply your successfully earned credits to an eligible MBA or master’s degree.

Required Courses

*Course offerings may vary per semester.

Business managers make strategic decisions about how to acquire and use resources like information, time, and money. This course focuses on gathering, measuring, and managing these business resources. This course will help you to understand corporate financial reports and make better business decisions. You will also learn methods of financial reporting and analysis.
ACCT 6200 | 3 Credits

This course focuses on human resource management. To manage an organization effectively, you must understand common organizational problems and be able to influence behavior. This course emphasizes corporate culture and leadership structure. You will examine specific human management challenges, like managing teams that do not all work in the same physical location.
HRMG 6200 | 3 credits
This course focuses on the international business environment. You’ll study factors that influence global business, like economy and trade issues, legal and political context, cultural and ethical differences, and exchange rates. This course includes discussion of international organizations and agreements, like the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. You will analyze why companies may decide to expand into international markets, and the strategies they use to do so.
INTB 6200 | 3 credits
This course explores the role of technology in developing a new business. You will learn about technology strategy, product development, and organization design. Through readings, case studies, and exercises, you will learn how to best leverage technologies and skills. You will also learn how to plan, finance, and organize a new business.
ENTR 6200 | 3 credits
This course focuses on marketing analysis and planning. You will discuss customer needs, company needs, and competitor capabilities. Understanding these issues is the basis for a good marketing strategy. You’ll learn how to develop and implement an integrated marketing strategy that covers product offerings, pricing, promotion, and distribution.
MKTG 6200 | 3 credits