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Certificate in Global Management

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Certificate Overview

The Certificate in Global Management is open by application each long semester to degree-seeking students in good standing at the university. Two professional or academic letters of recommendation are required. Students are encouraged to review the below overview and application requirements before applying.

Why a Certificate in Global Management?

Professions of all sorts feel the impact of globalization. From business to public affairs, from engineering to nursing, understanding the global context is key to professional success. Get that understanding with the Certificate in Global Management (CGM).

The CGM offers students a unique combination of academic and experiential learning with:

  • Insight into geopolitical factors that affect international business decisions.
  • Specific global business skills valued by employers expanding or operating abroad.
  • Skills for managing international teams, projects, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.

International Experience

Studying or interning abroad allows students to apply their skills in places with new attitudes, norms, and expectations. An International Experience is therefore at the core of the CGM,  In addition to travelling abroad, students take pre- and post-travel coursework. These activities must be completed in a specific order, and require careful academic planning. In most circumstances, the sequence is:

  1. Intro to Management in a Global Environment (MAN 137C) – a spring only course
  2. Study or Intern Abroad (study abroad for 6 weeks or more or pre-approved international internship)
  3. Capstone in Intercultural Management (MAN 237D) – a spring only course

For this reason, the CGM typically takes at least three long semesters to complete.  There are, however, programs that allow concurrent completion of (1) and (2) above, specifically:

Supplemental Coursework

CGM students complete four additional courses to round out their perspective:

  • Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F)
  • Organizational Behavior (MAN 336) or Foundations of Management and Organizational Behavior (MAN 320F) (non-McCombs only)
  • Three hours of international business (from approved list)
  • Three additional hours of economics coursework
  • Three hours of area studies coursework (from approved list)

These courses can be taken at any point in your academic journey, and are designed to provide additional depth, context, and takeaway skills to the international experience.

Review Requirements & Apply

Info Sessions & Deadlines

The Spring 2020 application deadline is Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.  Apply and request your recommendations now!

Upcoming Information Sessions:
Weds., Feb. 19 @ 5:15 pm in GSB 3.104
Tues., Feb. 25 @ 5:15 pm in RLP 1.302C

Questions?  Contact Us

This Global Management Certificate Program is offered through a collaboration between the McCombs Center for Global Business and the International Relations and Global Studies major of the College of Liberal Arts.

Quick-Start Summer Program in Prague

The International Management in Prague program is offered every summer and is open to all undergraduate students, although a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required to apply. The program allows CGM students to complete four of their requirements in one program.  Specifically, through the University of Economics in Prague, the program offers:

  • Organizational Behavior (MAN 336)
  • International Trade (IB 350S)
  • A study abroad experience that satisfies travel component of the International Experience requirement
  • Additional discussion and experience sufficient for a waiver of the introductory course (MAN 137C) requirement

Interested students should consult the International Management in Prague for more information.  Note: applications are accepted in the fall term for the following summer, and travel is typically during the first summer session.