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International Business Diploma

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Program Overview

The California State University, East Bay Diploma in International Business provides students the educational foundation necessary to operate and succeed as businesspeople in the international marketplace. This diploma is especially important given that the San Francisco Bay Area is a critical international hub.

Taught by a combination of globally-recognized Cal State East Bay faculty and successful multinational business executives, this comprehensive international business education program covers topics ranging from international marketing and international law to international business strategy and supply chain management. Students can also look forward to high-profile guest speakers who will share specific and practical advice about issues and problems they have faced working in the international realm.

Program Objectives
  • To provide graduates the skills and real-world knowledge and perspective necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly evolving international business arena.
  • To provide graduates a working knowledge of all areas of international business.
Who Should Attend
  • Business professionals whose work involves the international realm and seek to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
  • Business professionals who seek a more thorough understanding of international business issues.
  • Business professionals who want to take advantage of the opportunities available in the international realm.

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum TOEFL Score 71 (iBT) or IELTS 6.0

Diploma Requirements

  • Complete two-quarter option: Six required courses (24 units)
  • Complete three-quarter option, specializing in Marketing or other business-related area: Six required courses (24 units) plus 12 additional units
  • Maintain 2.5 overall grade-point average in each quarter
  • A grade of C or better is required in all courses

Course Curriculum

Three of the following courses will be offered each academic quarter. See the International Business Diploma course descriptions for more information on courses.

  • Developing an International Business Strategy
    MGMT 7710 (4 units)
  • International Marketing Decisions
    MKTG 7801 (4 units)
  • eCommerce Marketing for International Business
    MKTG 7806 (4 units)
  • International Business Finance
    FIN 7700 (4 units)
  • International Business Law
    MGMT 7712 (4 units)
  • E-Business Supply Chain Management
    MGMT 7700 (4 units)
Optional Third Quarter Specialization (12 units)
  • Upon approval of the advisor, take three 4-unit classes from undergraduate offerings in the Cal State East Bay School of Business and Economics.
  • Sample Coursework for Marketing Specialization
    Managing Marketing: Theory and Practice (4 units)
    Marketing Communications (4 units)
    Marketing Planning
  • (Please note: Specific courses offered will depend on when the student is eligible for the third-quarter option.)


International Business Diploma
2 Quarter Option

International Business Diploma
3 Quarter Option

Application Fee

One-time $100 application fee

Registration Fee/Quarter



Course Fees/Quarter


$3,000 (1st & 2nd Quarter)
$3,648 (3rd Quarter)

Total Fees

$6,500/2 Quarters

$10,398/3 Quarters

Contact Us

For further information please contact Miguel Silva, Program Coordinator, at

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Last Updated 5/13/13