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International Business

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Certificate in International Business?

The International Business certificate gives you a more advanced understanding of contemporary international business theory and its practical application. The certificate can improve your overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.  The certificate displays a level of competency and interest to your employer.  Graduates with in-demand skills should seek out positions that call for these abilities. Corporations that have established overseas or are looking to cement bonds with global partners are especially looking for candidates with skills in international business. With applications across a spectrum of industries, salaries will very depending on what type of business you specialize in, who you work for and where.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete a certificate in International Business will find jobs at entry level positions in the following international areas: international human resources manager, international training manager, international operations manager, accountant, taxation, hospitality, and logistics.

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  • Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office. 


Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427

Required Courses
Credit Hours

International Business Certificate - 12 Credits

International Business Systems
International Logistics
Cross-Cultural Business
Choose One:
International Finance
International Marketing