Marriott School Offers New Global Management Certificate

Marriott School of Management administrators have approved requirements for new undergraduate and graduate certificates in global management. The certificates certify a student’s business language capability, experience in international business and understanding of international business practices.

“Earning the certificate will give students a tremendous marketing tool,” says Tad Brinkerhoff, managing director of the school’s Global Management Center. “Although the certificate doesn’t appear on an official transcript, it can be used as a major selling point with employers for students launching international careers.”

“Many students come to the Marriott School with a grassroots-level understanding of international business,” says Kristie Seawright, associate professor of business management. “Earning the Global Management Certificate allows students to leverage their existing language skills and experience to bring them to a higher, more operational plane.”

To earn a Global Management Certificate, students must complete: 1) Six credits of international business courses prescribed for graduate or undergraduate students; 2) Three credits of a foreign business language course; and 3) Three credits of international business experience—such as a business study abroad, global service learning project, international internship, or other approved international experience.

Student’s interested in pursuing the certificate must complete a “Declaration of Intent to Pursue” form and select the classes necessary to complete the requirements. Credits used for earning the certificate may also be used toward graduation. More information on the certificate can be found at:

Brinkerhoff concludes, “A business education core augmented by qualified international experience and education will stand out to potential employers.”

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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