A master’s degree from Northeastern distinguishes you as an innovative thinker and problem-solver who is uniquely prepared for the challenges of today’s global business world. Once your certificate is complete and you’ve maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, you can apply your credits toward an eligible master’s degree program at Northeastern, including our Online and Part-Time MBA programs. (Note that completion of your graduate certificate doesn’t guarantee acceptance into a master’s degree program.)

“Through this program you will hone your global management skills and earn a graduate credential. If your ultimate goal is a master’s degree, a Graduate Certificate in International Business is the perfect first step. Leverage the career-enhancing power of your certificate after 4 or 5 courses, and then continue your studies to achieve your degree.”

Jelena Pejic, Recruitment Manager

Apply your credits to a master’s program

Through successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in International Business, you will earn 12-15 credits that may be applied to eligible master’s programs, both within D’Amore-McKim School of Business or in the College of Professional Studies. Upon acceptance to one of the degree programs listed below, you may be able to apply the credits you have already earned toward the completion of your degree.

Eligible master’s programs are offered online, as well on our Boston campus. Location options vary by degree program.

International students complete online programs remotely from their home country. Northeastern’s vibrant and interactive online classrooms are a great way to continue your American business education from anywhere in the world.

Eligible Master’s Degrees at D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in International Business with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree. Please note that completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission into an MBA program.

Earn an MBA degree that prepares you to meet the challenges of a tech-driven, high-speed business world—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 10 in-demand concentrations.

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Eligible Master’s Programs at the College of Professional Studies

MS in Corporate & Organizational Communication

The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiential learning opportunities required to succeed in a dynamic field.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in International Business are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered 100% online.


MS in Global Studies and International Relations

Prepare for internationally focused positions in the U.S. or abroad with our practical, interdisciplinary and interactive Master of Science Degree in Global Studies and International Relations.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in International Business are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered 100% online.


MS in Leadership

The Master of Science in Leadership prepares you to meet the evolving challenges of today’s world by helping you cultivate a personal leadership philosophy.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in International Business with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is offered 100% online.


MS in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications, preparing you to excel in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in International Business with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is offered 100% online.


MS in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in International Business are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered 100% online.

Gain U.S. Work Eligbility

International students who successfully complete a year-long program on campus become eligible to apply for OPT work authorization in the U.S. for up to 12 months.

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