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Global Business Management Certificate


The online Global Business Management Certificate from Queens University of Charlotte helps you develop and apply intercultural management skills and cultural awareness to global business scenarios by comparing U.S. business standards and practices to cross-border operations.

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  • Duration 12 months
  • Cost per Credit $1165
  • Credit Hours 15

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • 5 courses
  • Customize the certificate to your career goals

Take Courses at Your Convenience

Our international business certificate can be completed 100% online or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

Consider the Impact of Cultural Values

As businesses expand into global markets and diverse cultures, it has become crucial for leaders to work within the emerging opportunities and challenges. Our business management certificate features critical thinking strategies that allow you to make strategic business decisions while understanding others’ cultural practices.

Career Outlook: Leadership in Global Business Environments

Careers in business management require you to be flexible with business practices, adaptable in many environments and confident communicating with a variety of stakeholders. With your international business certificate, you can advance to leadership positions in industries such as hospitality, finance, marketing and more.

Management occupations are projected to grow seven percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.¹ This growth is driven by the rapid international expansion of businesses and organizations that require managers and administrators. Position yourself for success with the Global Business Management Certificate from Queens University of Charlotte.



As a director of global business development, you would work to develop, manage and support international offices, locations or personnel. You would need to have strong business strategy, sales management and communication skills.²



As an advertising, promotions and marketing manager in an international context, you would utilize cultural expertise to plan programs that generate global interest in products or services.³

You may also qualify for these titles:

  • Director
  • Consultant
  • Senior Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Executive
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Curriculum: Develop Specialized Business Skills

Business management classes online and on campus use the most recent teaching techniques to help you learn to leverage your expanding global business skillset. You will be able to demonstrate how functional area frameworks and techniques affect the environments of multinational business decision-making.

The Global Business Management Certificate requires the completion of five courses. You can choose three of those courses to align the certificate to your career goals.

Global Business Management Certificate (15 credit hours)

Required courses:

  • MBA 615 — Economics for Managers (3)
  • MBA 640 — Managing in a Global Context (3)

Plus three of the following electives:

  • MBA 664 — International Financial Management (3)
  • MBA 688 — Global Business Strategy (3)
  • MBA 691 — International Experience (3)
  • MBA 693 — Cross-Cultural Management (3)

Course Spotlight: MBA 691 International Experience

Participate in a “hands-on” exploration of the business environment of a country or countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America or North America. Course requirements include attendance at pre-trip seminars and completion of all course assignments after the conclusion of the travel experience. Cross-listed with ODV 652. Prerequisite: None.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 693 Cross-Cultural Management

Explore opportunities, problems and techniques involved in managing organizations in a cross-cultural context. Utilize frameworks and tools to assess the impact of skills, behaviors and management style on cross-border interactions and operations. Prerequisites: None.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Global Business Management Certificate from Queens, you will need the following:

Tuition Details

The Global Business Management Certificate includes 15 credit hours and costs $1,165 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career. Speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s Global Business Management Certificate, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the online Global Business Management certificate as quickly as one year.

Tuition is an estimated $17,475. This estimate does not include fees or other costs you may incur.

In the online Global Business Management certificate, you’ll study economics for managers, management in a global context, and other electives from topics in international management and finance. Read more about the curriculum in the online Global Business Management certificate.

To apply for admission, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Admission essay (contact an enrollment counselor for more details)
  • Résumé outlining the academic and professional background and recognition, honors, and awards
  • Two recommendation letters from professional references
  • Three years of professional work experience (preferred)

The Admissions Committee may request GMAT/GRE scores if more information is needed to make an admission decision. A strong GMAT/GRE score could strengthen your file if you are concerned about other areas of your application.

Your program’s committee will determine the total number of transferable credits. Please speak with an enrollment counselor at 866-313-2356 for more information.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 10, 2020). Management Occupations. Retrieved Aug. 20, 2020, from
  2. PayScale. (July 10, 2020). Director, Global Business Development Salary. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 10, 2020). Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers. Retrieved Aug. 20, 2020, from