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What will I learn?

There is a growing demand for professionals who can deal with complex problems in international trade and management. The Graduate Certificate in Global Business provides the opportunity for current graduate business students and those who hold graduate business degrees to enhance their skills in international business practices and management strategies.
Credits earned as part of the certificate program may apply toward a graduate degree.

Students who complete the certificate program will be able to:

Enhance and complement the skills of business professionals who deal with complex problems in international trade, finance, marketing, operations, and strategic management;
Bring professional knowledge and skills about international business to Northeast Ohio companies that operate in global markets.


The Graduate Certificate in Global Business is designed to prepare business professionals to manage and conduct business in a complex and fast-changing global environment. The Certificate targets current graduate business students and those already holding graduate business degrees by providing them the opportunity to earn formal credentials in the field.


More than two dozen faculty members are engaged in international business research projects in various business disciplines. Recent publications include articles in scholarly and professional journals, presentations at national and international professional meetings, and sustained contributions to professional associations.

Which department am I in?

Monte Ahuja College of Business

Study options

Full Time (14 credit hours)

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Monte Ahuja College of Business

Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 420,

1860 E. 18th Street,



44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Baccalaureate degrees earned outside the U.S. must be equivalent to baccalaureate degrees earned in the U.S.

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based) score of 550

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.