International Business Diploma

Requirements | Program Fees | Outcomes | Curriculum

Program Overview

The California State University, East Bay Diploma in International Business provides students the educational foundation necessary to operate and succeed as business leaders 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 California State University, 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.

Students may be eligible to apply for OPT (Optional Practicum Training) upon completion of the three-quarter (9 months) option. OPT would give you practical experience in a real business situation where you can apply your knowledge and skills gained through the program.

Ideal students:

  • 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.
  • Professionals and students who are contemplating a career change to international business.


Admission requirements:

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

Diploma/Optional Practical Training (OPT) recommendation requirements:

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

Program Fees

Program Fees
 International Business Diploma
2 Quarter Option
International Business Diploma
3 Quarter Option
Application Fee
$150 one-time application fee
Registration Fee / Quarter
$149 $149
Student Health Services Fee / Quarter $101 $101
Course Fees / Quarter $3,000 $3,000 (1st & 2nd Quarter)
$3,648 (3rd Quarter)
Total Fees $6,500 / 2 Quarters $10,398 / 3 Quarters
*Fees subject to change without notice


  • 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.


Three of the following courses will be offered each academic quarter: 

  • 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)
  • Global Supply Chain Management
    MGMT 7700 (4 units)

See the International Business Diploma course descriptions for more information on courses.

Optional Third Quarter Specialization (12 units)

Upon approval of the advisor, take three 4-unit classes from offerings in the California State University, 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 taking his or her third quarter.

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