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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.

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.

Top 10

ranked international business program in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report


credits to earn your certificate


available formats

Unique Features

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. Apply for the online program using this application.
  • 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 iBTIELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.

Helpful Guides

Application Checklist

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Personal Statement Guide

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Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to D’Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.


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

The Full-Time Graduate Certificate in International Business will help you begin building the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the global marketplace—in just eight months. Although the program is open to anyone who wants to complete a certificate in two semesters, it’s designed specifically for the needs of international graduate students. Compliant with F-1…

The Online Graduate Certificate in International Business helps professionals like you begin building the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the global marketplace—no matter where you are in the world. 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…

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Sep 16

Not sure which graduate business program may be the best fit for you? Join faculty, students and the admission team for an on-campus information session to hear about the different D’Amore-McKim graduate business programs and the ins-and-outs of the application process.

Sep 17

Join Admissions representatives for an informal, webinar information session to learn what makes the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate Programs distinctive and the ins-and-outs of the application process.

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