Business in the Global Market Certificate Program

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The Business in the Global Market Certificate Program is an excellent complement to any business major in the Farmer School of Business. The knowledge and experiences you acquire while completing the certificate program will give you a competitive edge in the job market and prepare you for a career in business.

The certificate program provides a foundation on which to build your understanding of the role that your selected concentration plays in the global economy. While studying or interning abroad you will also develop valuable soft skills that employers are looking for, such as adaptability, problem-solving, and communicating with others who are different from you. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have a nuanced comprehension of the selected culture, language, and business practices. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, these skills will set you apart from your peers!

Previously the China Business Certificate Program, Business in the Global Market allows students to expand their global knowledge and focus on an entire region. Upon enrolling in the Business in the Global Market certificate program, you will select one of four regional concentrations: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, or Europe. As you move through the curriculum, you will engage in language practice, cultural engagement, an overseas experience, and business coursework, all related to your selected concentration. 

*NOTE: for students who enrolled at Miami prior to Fall 2020, you will remain in the China Business Certificate Program unless you opt into the new certificate: Business in the Global Market. For CBP requirements, refer to the CBP Canvas Page or the 2019-20 Miami Bulletin. If you would like to opt into the new certificate program or have questions, email Emily Akil (Emily.Akil@MiamiOH.edu).

Business in the Global Market: Asia and Oceania

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of the one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • CHI 202 (3) Second Year Chinese
  • JPN 202 (3) Second Year Japanese
  • KOR 202 (3) Second Year Korean
Cultural Experience
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • CHI 1 Developing Language Skills
  • JPN 1 Developing Language Skills
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Asian/American Studies Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • Japanese Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Asia or Oceania.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Asia or Oceania
  • Pre-Approved internship in Asia or Oceania (minimum of 8 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Europe

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of the one of the following languages through the 202-level.
  • FRE 202 (3) Second Year French
  • GER 202 (3) Second Year German
  • ITL 202 (3) Second Year Italian
  • RUS 202 (3) Second Year Russian
  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish
Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:
  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • FRE 3 European Cinema
  • GER 3 Developing Language Skills
  • ITL 1 Italy in the Renaissance
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • HST 3 Russian, East European and Eurasian
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • European Studies Minor
  • French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)
Study Abroad Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Europe.
Choose one of the following options:
  • Semester of Study Abroad in Europe
  • Pre-Approved internship in Europe (minimum of 8 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor
Business Coursework*
  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Central and South America

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of the one of the following languages through the 202-level.

  • SPN 202 (3) Second Year Spanish

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and Histories
  • of Latinos in the United States
  • SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Spanish Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Central or South America
  • Pre-Approved internship in Central or South America (minimum of 8 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Business in the Global Market: Africa and the Middle East

Program requirements

Language
Complete 2+ years of the one of the following languages through the 202-level.

  • ARB 202 (3) Second Year Arabic

Cultural Experience
Complete a related Thematic Sequence or minor.
Choose one of the following options:

  • ATH 3 World Cultures
  • ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
  • ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
  • BWS 1 Africa: Culture/Power/History
  • Self-Designed Thematic Sequence
  • Middle East, Jewish, and Islamic Studies Minor
  • Arabic Minor
  • International Business Minor (with approved electives related to selected concentration)

Study Abroad Experience
Complete an approved study abroad program or internship in Central or South America.
Choose one of the following options:

  • Semester of Study Abroad in Africa or the Middle East
  • Pre-Approved internship in Africa or the Middle East (minimum of 8 weeks)
  • Pre-approved FSB faculty-led or semester program
  • Other pre-approved options. See advisor

Business Coursework*

  • BUS 241 and
  • One International Business-related elective

Certificate Information

• Open to all Business Students
• Students may pursue the self-design thematic sequence for the Cultural Experience. This must be preapproved by the Office of Liberal Education and the Certificate Program advisor
• A 2.0 GPA is required in all course work
• If participating in an internship for your Study Abroad Experience, you will enroll in a 1-credit internship course.
*BUS 241 and one International Business-related elective must be taken simultaneously.

Contact

For questions about concentrations, requirements, or options for fulfilling certificate requirements, contact Emily Akil in the FSB Global Studies Office.

Created by FSB Advising, July 2020