As countries around the world continue to be more economically interconnected, the demand for individuals with relevant knowledge and skill sets is growing. Companies and government agencies increasingly look for college graduates who have developed these capabilities as part of their education. Ithaca College's certificate program in international business (CPIB) is designed to give a competitive edge to students who plan to pursue international careers in such diverse employment settings as government, corporations, or not-for-profit organizations.
CPIB's interdisciplinary approach encourages a broad perspective of the international business world, integrating courses in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of international business practices as well as an appreciation of the culture, history, and politics of a particular country or region.
CPIB is geared toward students who are enrolled, or planning to study, in the Schools of Business, Communications, or Humanities and Sciences. Within H&S, CPIB might especially appeal to students majoring or planning to major in economics, history, modern languages, politics, psychology, sociology, and planned studies.
This program is designed to complement the student's major field of study with a related concentration in international business. It requires 45 credits of coursework, equally divided into three categories of foreign languages, area studies, and international business/economics. Successful completion of the CPIB requirements will be noted in the student's transcript and the student will be awarded a certificate.
For further information, please contact
Professor Hormoz Movassaghi
School of Business
Professor Gladys Varona-Lacey
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures