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The dramatic growth of international business activities which began soon after the end of World War II shows no sign of abating. International trade, investment and currency speculations as well as the reach of multinational corporations have been significant forces in shaping the interdependent world economy.

The International Business Certificate is designed to give Georgia Tech (business and non-business majore alike) undergraduate students foundational exposure to the concepts and methodologies relating to the:

Current international business patterns and their history.
Evolving social, political, legal and economic environments in home and host countries as they impact on international business operations and strategy,
Major economic constructs relating to international flows/
Financial/monetary forms and institutions that measure and facilitate international transactions, and
Selection of optimal strategies for firms facing international opportunities and constraints.

The certificate is firmly grounded in the management and economic disciplines and supplemented by a number of carefully selected course requirements in the social science and language training. The requirements provide a solid, balanced grounding in international management on which students will be able to build in their future professional and educational endeavors.

You must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all of the courses to earn a Certificate in International Management. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and not as pass/fail.

Please check in OSCAR for prerequisite for our courses to plan accordingly. Prerequisites will not be waived.

Requirements (All Majors)
Language Requirement Two years (four semesters) of foreign language at the college level or passing an equivalency test administered by the Modern Languages Department is required to be eligible for the International Management Certificate.

Business Core Requirements
(3 courses)

ECON 2105 - Microeconomics

ECON 2106 - Macroeconomics

MGT 3660 - International Business

Certificate - Specific Requirements
(5 courses)

Economics & Management

ECON 4350 - International Economics

MGT 4070 - International Finance

MGT 4335 - International Marketing

MGT 3661 - Advanced Concepts in International Business (or substitute)

International Affairs

INTA 3301 - International Political Economy (or substitute)

Recommended Experiences

Membership in AIESEC

Summer or business internship overseas

Students are advised to complete the certificate as indicated above. If you would like to suggest an alternate course to one listed above, please propose this alternate via e-mail to , Professor in the Scheller College of Business. Please include your full name, GTID, and a brief justification for the substitution. Courses proposed for substitution should have significant international content and predominantly focus on global issues involving business, economics, trade, negotiations, political economy, regional studies (Asian, Latin American, European, etc.), technology transfer, or gender & ethnicity. Courses taken abroad can be considered for substitution as well.

Certificate Application
Application for certificates should be submitted two weeks prior to commencement the semester you plan to graduate. Early applications will not be accepted. Submit your application by completing the on-line form.

Contact the Scheller Undergraduate Program Office at 404-894-2605.