Certificate in Global Business

About Our Certificate

The Global Business Certificate empowers students with knowledge and skills to function effectively in an increasingly global business environment and better position themselves for success. Students who complete the global business certificate will acquire global business knowledge and experience that will enhance their undergraduate learning with practical international business skills, regardless of their undergraduate major or career ambitions. The certificate will prepare students for an exciting career in Global Business through real-world coursework and hands-on learning experiences. 

Students who finish the 12 credit-hour curriculum with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA will receive the Certificate in Global Business upon completion of their bachelor's degree.

See Course Listings in the MU Course Catalog

Careers in Global Business

  • International Trade Consultant
  • Global Trade Manager
  • International Sales Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Trade Compliance Manager
  • Global Supply Chain Manager
  • Customs Broker
  • Freight Forwarder


This certificate program is available to all degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students.


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Reviews the essential business functions within a global economy and provides a basic literacy in international business strategy and decision-making. Core concepts in global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and international finance will be discussed.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: MANGMT 3000, MANGMT 3000H, MANGMT 3000HW or MANGMT 3000W OR MRKTNG 3000 or MRKTNG 3000H



**Students cannot use both MANGMT 3910 and MANGMT 3920 towards the 6 credit hours elective requirement for the Global Business Certificate - can only apply one (3 credit hours), then must pick a different course from the elective options.


MANGMT 3910:

Improves understanding of culture in a practical, actionable business context. Prepares individuals for interpersonal interaction and engagement with business counterparts in a cross-cultural setting.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Co-requisite: MANGMT 3000, MANGMT 3000H, MANGMT 3000HW, or MANGMT 3000W

MANGMT 3920: 

Focuses on the management of people in global organizations. Highlights differences in recruitment and selection, training and development, leadership and motivation, compensation, cross-cultural negotiation, and employment relations for companies conducting business internationally.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Co-requisite: MANGMT 3000, MANGMT 3000H, MANGMT 3000HW, or MANGMT 3000W

Investigates issues in managing global trade, the implementation of international strategy, the coordination of global supply chains, and the oversight of trade finance to support a business’s global expansion activities.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours

Examines effective marketing strategies for firms operating in the global environment. Provides key insights into the economic, political/legal, and cultural challenges that can affect a business’s global marketing operations. Introduces methods and tools for evaluating foreign markets.      

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: MRKTNG 3000 or MRKTNG 3000H

Explores the adaptation and application of domestic corporate finance in international business. Provides insight into international capital budgeting, working capital management, foreign exchange risk management, and international capital markets.


Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours

Trulaske Study Abroad Course & Other Approved Courses (Can only apply 3 credit hours maximum from the below course options towards the Elective Course Requirement)

Study of a selected topic in management taken as part of an organized short-term study abroad program. Some sections of this course may be graded on either on A-F or S/U basis only.

Study of current issues and practices in international management taken as part of an organized short term study abroad program. Graded on S/U basis only.

Undergraduate students may select topics for study and investigation. Selected sections of this course may be graded either on A-F or S/U basis only.

Study of current issues and practices in international marketing in a course taken for credit as part of an organized study abroad program. May be repeated for credit. Graded on S/U basis only.

In-depth independent study of marketing topic(s). Selected sections of this course may be graded either on A-F or S/U basis only.

Independent study, reports on selected topics. Some sections of this course may be offered A-F only or S/U only.

This interdepartmental course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world. Exploration of the topic incorporates various interdisciplinary perspectives.


Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours



Students must complete three credit hours of a supervised internship that consists of:
  • A minimum of 120 hours on-the-job experience AND
  • International Trade-Related Activities 
Internship courses that we accept are:
    • This course focuses on applied marketing principles for international business and provides students with skills development and hands-on experience in the creation of a strategic marketing plan to enter a global market.

*Offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

**Offered in the Spring

Note: If a business student has already completed BUS_AD 4500 with an internship that does not meet the international trade-related requirement of this certificate program, that individual would be advised to register for 3 credit hours under MANGMT 4940/MRKTNG 4940/FINANC 4940/ACCTCY 4940 for an internship that would qualify. If you are not a student in the College of Business, that student would be advised to enroll in MANGMT 4940.

Internships with the MU International Trade Center or Trulaske Study Abroad meet the internship requirements.


The internship course must be taken at the same time as your internship. If you completed an internship but did not take an internship course simultaneously, it will not be approved for the certificate. 

1. Please apply for the certificate by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

2. Once you declare that you are pursuing the certificate, you will receive a Follow-Up Questionnaire. This is required and you must complete the questionnaire to earn your certificate.

3. The questionnaire will require information regarding your internship and expected graduation date.

If you have not yet completed an internship course, please still complete the questionnaire. Once you obtain a international trade-related internship at a later date, please make sure to send the offer letter, job description, and internship course information to globalbusiness@missouri.edu.

  • The job description needs to include the specific international trade job functions, the name of the company, and dates of the internship. The job description needs to be written by the company.  
  • If you do not have an official offer letter, we accept an official email from the company/supervisor confirming that you were offered the internship. 
  • List which internship course you completed or will be completing simultaneously. 

4. Internships will be evaluated and approved by the Program Director. Once a decision has been made, you will receive a follow-up email regarding your approval status for your internship. 

We encourage students to apply as soon as they decide to pursue the certificate program. Please submit the application no later than the cut-off date in the semester of your graduation:

  • Spring - May 1
  • Summer - July 31
  • Fall - December 1


Global Business Certificate Director

Jackie Rasmussen

Global Business Certificate Director

Brady Hodges


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