International Business

The challenges presented by an increasingly interdependent world economy are significant for all types and sizes of business organizations. To compete effectively in the global marketplace, leaders and managers must understand the function and relationship of economic systems and how they affect their businesses. The certificate in international business will give you the tools you need to identify and analyze the international economic realities and strategic practices that will help your company succeed.

In the certificate program, you will study the nature of international trade and the role of central banks and monetary policy; foreign exchange markets, interest rates, and capital flows; and the organizational structure and strategic management of international business. You’ll understand the impact and significance of trading blocs, strategic business alliances, and international organizations and be prepared to forecast for your business from a global perspective.

The certificate in international business can be completed in as little as 12 months through a course schedule of in-person classes or through a combination of online and face-to-face classes. You may also participate in the yearly School of Business and Nonprofit Management international experience trip; recent destinations include China, Argentina, and Finland. Options for scholarships and other financial aid help make your studies affordable—and all certificate courses can also be applied toward a degree, including an MBA.

With small class sizes and respected professional faculty who will help you achieve your goals, our certificate programs are one of the options that the School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers to students committed to becoming successful, ethical business leaders.


The certificate requirements listed below are for students who begin their program during the 2015–2016 academic year (August 2015 and later). Some of these courses will be new as of August 2015, and their course descriptions are not yet available in the catalog.

Please review the full academic catalog for the year you enrolled at North Park for official requirements for completing your certificate. The catalog, a School of Business and Nonprofit Management advisor, and our course schedules can assist you in planning your course sequence to complete your program.

  • SBNM 5200 Global Macroeconomics for Managers
  • SBNM 5212 Microeconomics for Managers
  • SBNM 5560 Managing International Business I
  • SBNM 5561 Managing International Business II
  • SBNM 5570 International Business Experience (or SBNM 5040 Diversity and Conflict)

Gainful Employment Information

North Park University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in School of Business and Nonprofit Management certificate programs. These disclosures will assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs.

International Business Certificate
Academic Advising and Planning
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