School of Business

Certificate in International Business

The primary objective of the certificate program in international business is to provide interested students with the opportunity to acquire the coherent, interdisciplinary body of knowledge needed to pursue careers in international areas, especially in international business. The program is aimed at matriculating students from Ithaca College, particularly those in the School of Business (from all concentrations except international business) and the School of Humanities and Sciences. Within H&S, the program might appeal to students in economics, history, modern languages, politics, psychology, sociology, and planned studies. It is also open to extramural students at Ithaca College.

Pass/Fail Policy

The foreign language and international business/economics courses may not be taken on a Satisfactory/D/Fail basis. A maximum of two courses in the area studies/international relations track may be taken on an S/D/F basis.


The coursework consists of 15 courses from the following areas:

1. Area studies/international relations (5 courses)

Area studies/international relations courses familiarize students with comparative politics, history, sociology, anthropology, art, and literature in the context of the world in general or particular regions and countries. These courses can focus on a specific region or subject, or diversify across disciplines and geographic locations. (Check with the School of Business dean's office for the most recent list of approved international liberal arts electives.)

2. Foreign language (5 courses)

Introductory, intermediate, and advanced foreign language courses are applicable; at least one language course has to be at level 3 and focus on literature or culture (e.g., FREN 34300 The Evolution of French Civilization or FREN 34400 Contemporary French Culture).

3. International business and economics (5 courses)

ECON 12100

Principles of Macroeconomics (LA)


ECON 12200

Principles of Microeconomics (LA)


INTB 26500

International Business Operations


Select one course from the following:

BINT 10100

World of Business (3)

MGMT 11100

Introduction to Business (3)

ACCT 22500

Financial Accounting (3)

FINA 20300

Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

HRM 34000

Human Resource Management (3)

MGMT 22000

Principles of Management (3)

MKTG 31200

Principles of Marketing (3)

GBUS 20300

Legal Environment of Business I (3)


Select one course from the following:

ECON 41100

International Economics (3)

INTB 36000

International Management of Human Resources (3)

INTB 48000

Export/Import Operations (3)

INTB 49800

International Business Internship (3-6)

FINA 37000

International Finance (3)

MKTG 38000

International Marketing (3)

GBUS 31000

International Business Law (3)