Forge your path to a brighter future

A Graduate Certificate in International Business is a powerful, positive step toward transforming your career. It means you’ve built a strong foundation of business knowledge that can begin to separate you from your peers and position you for better opportunities. It’s also a stepping stone toward a master’s degree, should you decide to pursue one in the future.

Depending on your professional experience, your certificate can lead to . . .

  • A position with more responsibility
  • Better job security
  • A higher salary
  • A new opportunity in another industry
  • A wider professional network

Get guidance from career experts

As a graduate certificate student, you’ll have the opportunity to work with experienced career counselors from Northeastern’s office of Employer Engagement and Career Design to figure out how to best leverage your new credential for professional growth.

  • Meet one-on-one with a career counselor or drop by the Career Studio during office hours for quick questions
  • Take advantage of live coaching labs and self-paced Canvas modules to get the latest on the changing employment landscape
  • Explore job openings and discuss possibilities for advancement in your current industry or organization
  • Find networking opportunities with corporate partners and Northeastern alumni
  • Take advantage of cutting-edge tech tools on our website—polish your resume with the VMock SMART Resume Platform or practice interviewing techniques via Big Interview

For International Students

Expert guidance is key to getting the most out of your study and work experience as an international student at Northeastern. Besides advising you on career opportunities, a career counselor can also help you with issues unique to students from outside the United States, such as understanding American cultural differences and navigating the job search process seamlessly. Many of our international graduates say this support helped them acclimate much more quickly and made a real impact in launching their careers successfully.

The Office of Global Services (OGS) is also an invaluable source of expertise to help you stay compliant throughout your study experience. An OGS advisor can help you with tasks such as applying for a visa, filing taxes, and applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Reach out to OGS with any questions or concerns as soon as you’ve been admitted to the university and our expert staff will help you in any way they can.

Join our vibrant community of alumni

One of the most valuable benefits of earning your certificate at Northeastern is the chance to become part of our elite alumni network. As you study and participate in experience-fueled learning projects, you’ll make connections that can last a lifetime with peers in the classroom, distinguished guest speakers, and faculty mentors. You’ll join a large, energetic, and connected group of alums who truly enjoy giving back to the Northeastern community.

You’ll also gain access to our network of 50,000+ loyal D’Amore-McKim graduates and 275,000+ Northeastern graduates spanning 180+ countries, which connects regularly via events, programs, services, chapters, groups, volunteering, and more.

Get connected to our network