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Gain a Global Perspective

Graduate Certificate In Global Business Academic Experience

Study on Campus and Abroad

The St. Thomas Graduate Certificate in Global Business program gives you the skills and experience to be an effective manager in global contexts. This 12-credit, 4-course program includes two required classes, one elective, and a 7- to 12-day study abroad trip that will provide you with an immersive international experience exploring local business practices and cultures.

Designed for busy working professionals, the program is flexible to fit to your schedule. Take two courses per semester to complete your certificate in just 9 months, or go at a slower pace (one course per semester) to finish in 2 years Attend classes on campus or take the hybrid class format, which includes both in-person and online classes. You can earn the Graduate Certificate on its own, or roll it into a St. Thomas MBA.

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Applied Learning

Our Graduate Certificate in Global Business instructors don’t just prepare you for the final exam—they equip you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed outside the classroom. Our applied learning model uses group projects, case studies, simulations, guest speakers, and more to prepare you for your next work assignment or career opportunity. Plus, you’ll witness global business in action on a 7- to 12-day study abroad trip. At St. Thomas, you learn by doing.

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Traditional vs. Hybrid Courses

Choose from traditional on-campus classes, or courses that take place both in person and online. These hybrid courses can offer greater scheduling flexibility and feature the latest online instructional technologies to complement less-frequent classroom sessions. If you take a hybrid course, you’ll stay engaged thorough web-based presentations and interactions with peers and faculty during the weeks between on-campus meetings.

How Often Will You Attend Class?

During the fall and spring semesters, traditional courses usually meet one weeknight per week (M – Th) from roughly 6 to 9 p.m. Summer courses typically meet on weeknights from late May to August, from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. J-term classes usually meet once a week (M – Th), and all-day Saturday throughout January.

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Get in Touch

St. Thomas Opus College of Business is an incredible place to learn, meet inspiring peers and mentors, and build a strong career path. Don’t just take our word for it—experience St. Thomas firsthand. Visit a class, attend an info session, or chat with the admissions team.