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Certificate in Global Business Management

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McColl School of Business

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As businesses become ever increasingly globally connected, today’s managers need the insights and tools to effectively assess and manage the challenges present in dynamic global markets.

The Certificate in Global Business Management provides a multifunctional approach in developing a student’s global mindset for management in a global context. Students will move from an ethno-centric to a more ethno-relativistic perspective as they compare U.S. business standards and practices to cross-border operations. The certificate will enhance students’ abilities to assess and address emerging opportunities and threats in an interconnected world, develop innovative and ethical solutions, interpret and respond to diverse cultural, interpersonal and group scenarios, and become a more effective and enlightened leader in the global business environment. 

The Certificate in Global Business Management is offered on campus, online, and through a hybrid format.

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The Certificate in Global Business Management is a 15-credit-hour graduate certificate that can be completed 100% online or through a combination of on campus and online courses.

Required Courses:

  • MBA 615 Economics for Managers
  • MBA 640 Managing in a Global Context

Plus three of the following courses:

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


The Certificate in Global Business Management can be pursued as a stand-alone certificate or a concentration in the Flexible MBA program. Contact mccollschool@queens.edu to learn more about the concentration.

Course Descriptions

MBA 615 Economics for Managers

This course introduces core economic concepts and relationships pertinent to business strategy formulation and managerial decisions. Topics covered include the role and interaction between consumer demand, firm costs, and industry market structure in guiding informed managerial decisions, the impact of alternative public policies at the industry and firm level, and assessment of broader macroeconomic policies. Students learn and apply basic economic concepts to gain understanding of their use and importance for business management and effective decision making. Prerequisite: None. 3 hrs. 

MBA 640 Managing in a Global Context

This course develops an understanding of the challenges that firms and their managers face in attempting to operate in a global business environment. The course explores the causes and consequences of the evolving global business environment including the changing patterns of international trade and investment, the nature and impact of international trade policies and institutions, foreign currency markets and the international monetary system, and strategies for international expansion:  Prerequisite: MBA 615. 3 hrs.

MBA 664 International Financial Management

This course is an in-depth look at the role of money in the modern economy, the international market for currencies, hedging and speculation in international finance, exchange rates and the effect of international money movements on domestic economic activity. Prerequisites: MBA 635 and MBA 640. 3 hrs.

MBA 688 Global Business Strategy

Study of opportunities, problems, and techniques involved in developing and implementing business strategy in an international context. Prerequisite: MBA 640. 3 hrs. 

MBA 691 International Experience

During this course students 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 pretrip seminars and completion of all course assignments after the conclusion of the travel experience. Cross listed with ODV 652. Prerequisite: None. 3 hrs.

MBA 693 Cross-cultural Management

This course provides an overview of opportunities, problems, and techniques involved in managing organizations in a cross-cultural context. Students will utilize frameworks and tools to assess the impact of skills, behaviors and management style on cross-border interactions and operations. Students will develop plans for individuals and organizations in cultivating a global mindset for effective leadership across cultures. Prerequisites: None. 3 hrs.

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