The W. A. Franke College of Business2016-2017

Business Administration

International Business Studies, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate serves business majors seeking to enhance their global perspectives and competencies in business. Entry to this certificate requires a third-term language proficiency. The program is rounded out by studies in international aspects of economics, finance, management, marketing, international affairs.

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What Can I Do with a Certificate in International Business Studies?

The business world is a global business world and business students need to understand how that global economy works. This certificate, which is only available to Franke College of Business majors, will broaden your exposure to international issues to include international economics, finance, management and marketing.


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Major GPA 2.0
Mathematics Required MAT 119
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Foreign Language Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) offers more than a dozen undergraduate certificates, some of which are open to all Northern Arizona University students.

    For a list of certificates open to non-business majors, contact the Office of Academic Services in the FCB. The FCB will allow you, as a non-FCB student, to take an eligible FCB certificate program if you have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA), and at least 30 units earned.  If you have a GPA of less than 2.75 but at least 2.5, we will admit you into an eligible certificate plan on a space-available basis.

    Because non-FCB students are not allowed to take more than 27 units of business classes with the FCB, and because most upper-division business courses require admission to the Business Professional Program or a waiver of prerequisite, non-FCB students must visit the FCB Office of Academic Services before pursuing an FCB certificate.


    The FCB does not accept upper-division transfer credits from programs not accredited by the AACSB (such as the University of Phoenix or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAU).

    You must complete 6 units of certificate coursework that are not used in your major, minor, or other certificates, and you must complete at least 60% of certificate coursework at Northern Arizona University.

Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 15 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:
    • Demonstrate a third-term proficiency in a language other than English, either by passing a language proficiency exam at the third-term level or by completing a third-term language course (201) with a grade of "C" or better.
    • Select from: ECO 486, FIN 480, MGT 405, MKT 480 (9 units)
    • Select nonbusiness courses that enhance your understanding, knowledge, awareness, and perspectives of international affairs. (Please note that up to 6 units of this requirement may be waived with proof of an academic international experience such as study abroad or an international internship.) (6 units)
    This certificate is available only for those students with the Business Professional Program Milestone.
  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.
  • This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program.  This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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