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To lead your organization into the 21st century, you’ll need to understand the challenges of the global marketplace.

By choosing CSU Global’s international management certificate or specialization, you’re setting yourself up to succeed in worldwide commerce. You’ll learn how to effectively manage the many aspects of international business. You’ll gain a broad understanding of the cultural, political, regulatory, and economic factors involved. You’ll also be able to manage a multi-cultural and remote workforce, analyze competitive markets around the world, and develop comprehensive business plans for global expansion.


This program is a must if you are interested in a career in a multi-national industry or organization, or if your company is expanding overseas and you want to help lead the way.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop comprehensive strategic business plans for global expansion.
  • Appraise compliance and regulatory requirements for international hiring and managing of foreign and remote employees.
  • Evaluate the proper technologies needed to sustain and secure infrastructure, data, and proprietary information.
  • Analyze competitive markets and the economic and political factors that affect them.
  • Evaluate currency and exchange rate fluctuations, and determine how they affect investments and financial planning.
  • Recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, social responsibility, and ethics within a global environment.


This program consists of four graduate online international management courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • MIM500 Business Strategy in the Global Economy
    This course addresses the role of international political and economic issues and the challenges facing trade and foreign business policies in developing nations which seek to attract business investments. Students evaluate the potential business opportunities and the risks associated with global expansion projects, as well as the role of labor and access to natural resources, and the utilization of International Monetary Fund (IMF) resources and foreign investment. Analyses of cultural, economic, societal, and political differences framed within the context of international commerce provide a background for strategic decisions.
  • MIM510 International Trade
    This course addresses the theory and role that international trade plays in economic integration and development through trade policy. Students review regional and country specific political agendas, including protectionism and sanctions, and gain an understanding of a multinational approach to trade regulations.United States.
  • MIM520 Global Financial Management
    This course examines the corporate financial management process, taking into account international variations relevant to conducting business globally. Topics include global financial markets, foreign exchange and derivatives markets, risks associated with foreign investment, and regulatory issues affecting foreign investment. Students discuss investment and financial exchange differences with a focus on limitation of loss and enhancement of returns.
  • MIM560 International Business
    This course examines the factors that affect international business. Topics include the analysis of a country for prospective business opportunities, including the assessment of internal cultural and societal characteristics, how economic policies and regulations relate to trade activities, natural resource, labor, and outsourcing opportunities and their influence on the advancement of multinational enterprises. Challenging and unique considerations in the formulation and execution of organizational expansion considerations are addressed.


A specialization in International Management pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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