Certificate

Global Management Certificate

The Global Management Certificate is the highest form of academic achievement in international business that the Marriott School awards. The certificate is visible, concise evidence that you have successfully integrated classroom learning with rigorous international experience, thereby increasing your value as a potential employee or associate. It is an opportunity to illustrate to potential employers or graduate schools that you are serious about international business and have gone above and beyond expectations to achieve the certificate.  

To receive the certificate you must demonstrate experience in three areas; A) Foreign business language competency; B) International business coursework; C) International business experience

The Global Management Certificate (GMC) compliments your current schedule because many of the classes also count for general business electives of your major. The GMC requires 6.0 credits of international business classes, 3.0 credits of a foreign business language, and an international business experience. The aim of the program is to utilize your foreign language skills and international experience to provide you with tools for success in the global business world

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Enroll in the Certificate

Submit the Declaration of Intent to Pursue Form.  Select the courses you plan to take and how you plan to fit them in your schedule.  

  1. Register for International Business and Business Language Courses

After acceptance, register for the International Business and the Business Language classes during the corresponding semesters. Please be sure to plan in advance as some courses are only available during specific semesters. If your language is not offered at the business language level, you may fulfill the requirement through the Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) option. All students are advised to meet with the professor to discuss their proficiency level before registering for the course.   

  1. Plan for the International Experience

Your next job is to plan for the international business experience you would like to take. The experience can be in the form of an international internship, field study, study abroad, or other approved international experiences.

  1. Get International Business Experience Approved

After you decide on your international experience or are accepted to a study abroad or student exchange, the experience must be approved by the Global Management Center. For approval you need to fill out the International Business Experience Approval Form at gmc.byu.edu/certificate.

  1. Submit International Business Experience Report

You need to submit a report, specifying the tasks performed and lessons learned during your experience, to the Global Management Center within 30 days of the completion of your international business experience (more information on the report is on the following page).

  1. Receive the Global Management Certificate

Once you complete the certificate requirements, fill out the Global Management Certificate Request Form at gmc.byu.edu/certificate.

Contact the Global Management Center at gmc_certificate@byu.edu or (801) 422-6495.

International Experience Guidelines

The following international experiences are eligible to be used toward the international business experience requirement of the Global Management Certificate:

  1. Short-term business study abroad programs, offered by the Marriott School of Management, with at least two weeks in the foreign country. These trips are directed by a business faculty member and include business visits, case studies, and cultural visits, among other activities.
  2. Student exchange programs, where students take business courses in the hosting foreign institution. The program should last for at least one semester.
  3. Global field studies, where students spend a semester on campus preparing a recommendation for a real international business project, and spend at least one week in the foreign country doing research.
  4. International business internships, or work experience, where students spend at least one month working full-time or two-months working part-time for a company abroad. International students can count their internships or work experience in the United States as an international experience.

The experience should be a true business experience. Cultural trips, service projects (not business related), English teaching experience, among other, are not accepted as an international business experience. Students are required to submit an “International Business Experience Approval Form” online prior to the experience. Students are required to write a five-page report within 30 days upon finishing the experience.

Report Guidelines

After you have completed your international business experience for the Global Management Certificate, you must submit a report specifying the tasks and what you learned during your experience.  Reports must be submitted within 30 days of accomplishing your business experience.  Reports that are poorly written or that are not submitted within 30 days after the conclusion of a student’s international experience will not qualify for the Global Management Certificate requirement. The following criterion should be included in writing the International Business Experience report.

Report should be 5-8 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

  • Report should include:

    • Name of company or organization including location and background
    • Faculty that may be in charge of the program
    • Length of the experience
    • Accomplishments/ achievements during the experience period
    • Your duties and responsibilities within the organization
    • Business-related learnings, as well as cultural learnings
    • Application of learnings to future career goals

 

Less Commonly Taught Language Requirements (LCTL)

 
If you speak a Less Commonly Taught Language that is not offered through any of our Business Language courses, you may still complete the Business Language component and earn the Global Management Certificate or the Global Business and Literacy Minor, by fulfilling the following

Requirements

 

1.Enroll in a 300-level language class or the highest level BYU offers for the language. For example, Hungarian students should take Hungarian 330.

 2.Choose and read at least fourteen articles from business periodicals or journals in your language, and write a one-paragraph summary of each article in your language. Each article must be at least one-page long and the one-paragraph summary must be approved by your language instructor and initialed with approval.  

 3.While enrolled in the above class, develop a vocabulary list of at least 300 business vocabulary terms in the target language and English. You should choose vocabulary terms that are new and useful to your field. You can use your reading material (from item 2) to develop the vocabulary list.

4.Write a five-page business report in English on a business topic of your interest related to the country where the language is spoken. Your topic must be pre-approved by Jonathon Wood at the Global Management Center.  Please contact him at jcwood@byu.edu or (801) 422-4832

5.Create your resume in the language. Ask your foreign language instructor to review it and sign it.

Please turn in all materials and assignments listed above to the Global Management Center (360 TNRB) by the end of the enrolled semester. Please place the LCTL cover sheet, available in the GMC, on the top of your material. We encourage you to get support and feedback from your foreign language professor and the Global Management Center as you complete the Business Language requirements.
 
If you have any questions regarding LCTL, please contact Jonathon Wood (801-422-4832). 

Certificate MAPS
 

Undergraduate  
Introductory International Business Class (3 credits) BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
International Business Elective (3 credits)
Choose one of the courses listed
BusM 431: International Marketing
BusM 450: International Business Negotiation
BusM 469: Global Supply Chain Strategy
BusM 490R: Global Strategy
Fin 432: International Corporate Finance
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project

 

Graduate — MBA  
Introductory International Business Class (1.5 credits) MBA 584: Introduction to Global Management
International Business Elective (6 credits)
Choose two of the courses listed
MBA 624: Capital and Security Markets
MBA 627: International Finance
MBA 632: Social Entrepreneurship
MBA 633: Global Supply Chain Strategy
MBA 645: International HUman Resources
MBA 658: International Marketing
MBA 661: Global Business Negotiations
MBA 693R: Global Treasury Management
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
Law 639: International Business Transactions (JD/MBA)
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project

 

Graduate — MPA  
Introductory International Business Class (3 credits)
Choose one of the courses listed
BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
PMGT 690R: International Field Study (Ghana Trip/ China Trip)
International Business Elective (6 credits)
Choose two of the courses listed
MBA 624: Capital and Security Markets
MBA 627: International Finance
 
MBA 632: Social Entrepreneurship
MBA 633: Global Supply Chain Strategy
MBA 645: International Human Resources
MBA 658: International Marketing
MBA 661: Global Business Negotiations
MBA 692: Creating and Managing Social Ventures
MBA 693R: Global Treasury Management
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
 
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project

 

Graduate — MACC  
Introductory International Business Class (3 credits) BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
International Business Elective (6 credits)
Choose two of the courses listed
MBA 624: Capital and Security Markets
MBA 627: International Finance
MBA 632: Social Entrepreneurship
MBA 633: Global Supply Chain Strategy
MBA 645: International Human Resources
MBA 658: International Marketing
MBA 661: Global Business Negotiations
MBA 693R: Global Treasury Management
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project
 

 

Graduate — MISM  
Introductory International Business Class (3 credits) BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
International Business Elective (6 credits)
Choose two of the courses listed
MBA 624: Capital and Security Markets
MBA 627: International Finance
MBA 632: Social Entrepreneurship
MBA 633: Global Supply Chain Strategy
MBA 645: International Human Resources
MBA 658: International Marketing
MBA 661: Global Business Negotiations
MBA 693R: Global Treasury Management
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project
 

 

Graduate — EMBA  
Introductory International Business Class (1.5 credits) BusM 430: Introduction to International Business
International Business Elective (6 credits)
Choose two of the courses listed
EMBA 606: Global Business Negotiations
MBA 624: Capital and Security Markets
MBA 627: International Finance
MBA 632: Social Entrepreneurship
MBA 633: Global Supply Chain Strategy
MBA 645: International Human Resources
MBA 658: International Marketing
MBA 693R: Global Treasury Management
Acc 545: International Accounting
Acc 568: Taxation of Foreign Income
Foreign Business Language (3 credits) BusM 596R: Arabic, Chinese (CHIN 347), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Less Commonly Taught Language Option
International Experience Business study abroad, business student exchange, international internship, internship with multinational corporation, international field study project