Today's business world is interconnected and international, and employers value professionals who can operate effectively across cultures. Our Graduate Certificate in International Business will prepare you for this environment with high-impact courses on global business issues—plus the chance to learn about finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy through an international lens.
Graduate Certificate in International Business Program Overview
- Program Structure: Full-time, part-time, or online. You'll complete 12–15 credits, depending on chosen format. Full-time international students must complete all classes on campus; part-time students may take one course online; online students will complete all courses remotely.
- Class Schedule: On-campus classes are held Monday–Thursday evenings. Online classes may be taken at any time.
- Time to Complete: Eight months to three years, depending on chosen format.
ranked international business program in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report
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By earning your Graduate Certificate in International Business, you will . . .
- Become part of an international business program ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report
- Learn from highly renowned faculty with recognized expertise in emerging markets, reverse innovation, talent management, entrepreneurship and innovation, health care management, and corporate governance/ethics
- Earn credits that may be applied toward a future MBA at Northeastern
- GMAT required? No
- Where Do I Apply? Apply for the on-campus program using this application. D'Amore-McKim leadership has temporarily paused enrollment for online study of this certificate while we build the curricular framework for the next generation of this online program.
- Interview Required? International applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. You may demonstrate this in one of two ways: submit your test score from TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.
Need guidance on completing your application? The application checklist provides step-by-step instructions and tips from our admissions team.
Need guidance in composing the personal statement for your application? The essay guide will help you organize your thoughts and draft your copy.
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The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.
Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.
We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business is designed to help professionals and recent graduates build specialized knowledge in areas highly relevant to the global business environment. All three program formats include two required courses. You can then choose electives from your program that build the specific skills you need—for example, supply chain, finance, or marketing.
Choose your format
Compliant with F-1 visa regulations, our program offers you the chance to build in-demand skills and cultural fluency through one of the country's top-ranked international business programs.
In your online courses you'll study and work closely with your virtual classmates, whose diverse backgrounds, locales, and perspectives will broaden your outlook and enrich your learning.
The Part-Time Graduate Certificate in International Business helps Boston-area professionals like you begin building the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the global marketplace, in as few as four courses.
Meet Some of Our Students
“After researching various options, I decided Northeastern would be the best fit because of its diverse and welcoming community. I wanted to be at a university where I could interact with and learn from peers with perspectives and experiences that differ from mine…I'm glad I have the chance to do this at Northeastern.”
“I wanted to be a part of a school and program that had the ability to deliver above and beyond their reputation and my expectation, so I chose Northeastern” says Buckner.
“The resources provided by the university and the quality of the lectures has allowed for me to gain an education which is at the forefront of business innovation, entrepreneurship, and the importance of a global mindset in business” says Venables
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