The International Business Certificate is awarded to students who complete a series of courses offering a broad exposure to the global nature of business. Completion of the program is acknowledged with a certificate at graduation. Only undergraduates in the Mendoza College of Business are eligible for the certificate. Students who wish to pursue the certificate must complete the International Business Certificate Advising Form on their Student Dashboard.
DO STUDENTS HAVE TO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM IN ORDER TO EARN THE CERTIFICATE?
While a semester or summer of international study is encouraged and may be helpful in completing the certificate requirements, the certificate may be earned by taking courses solely on the main campus.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO EARN THE CERTIFICATE?
Five courses and a minimum of 15 credit hours are required from among a variety of offerings from the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Arts and Letters and other national and international institutions. Each of the courses that qualify for the certificate has been assigned a searchable attribute on inside ND. To identify courses that have been approved: Go to NOVO/Browse Classes and choose the Attribute from the drop down menu; select IBC Business (IBCB), IBC Liberal Arts (IBCL), or College Language Requirement (LANG), and click the Search button.
- One foreign language course at the intermediate (or higher) level.
- Two courses with the IBCB attribute. Students may take economics and political science courses that have the IBCB attribute.
- Two courses with either the IBCL or the IBCB attribute.
- Courses for the International Business Certificate may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
- Advanced Placement credits will not count for the International Business Certificate.
- Courses may "double count" -e.g., HIST 30432, Irish History since 1800, would qualify as a contemporary liberal arts requirement for the certificate and would also satisfy the history requirement for graduation.
- Additional courses may be considered with the consent of the Program Coordinator. Similar courses that are taught at St. Mary's College, at ND International Study locations, and/or transferred from other institutions may also qualify.
For more information, contact the Program Coordinator: Amy G. Radvansky, Academic Advisor, 101 Mendoza College of Business, (574) 631-6602