Michigan State University Offers New Online Global Management Courses

School's online certificate programs in Strategic Global Management and Global Supply Chain Management programs are designed to give students international business skill sets

By Erin Palmer
Posted June 14, 2013 03:00 PM

Michigan State University Offers New Global Management Course
Michigan State University Offers New Global Management Course

Having global training and experience has become increasingly valuable as more businesses work toward international expansion. Companies who made the 2013 list of Forbes Global 2000 represent 63 different countries, up from 51 countries in 2004.

Two new certificate programs from Michigan State University aim to educate students seeking an international business skill set - Strategic Global Management and Global Supply Chain Management.

“As the global economy expands, professionals need the right skills to maintain their own competitiveness, and their company’s competitiveness as well,” said Dr. Tomas Hult, the Byington Endowed Chair and Professor of International Business and Director of the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business, in a press release. “A credential from MSU not only equips professionals with these vital skills, it also brings international prestige to their resume.”

The new online programs are both part of the MSU’s Broad College of Business, which gives students access to globalEDGE, an online research tool with over 5000 international business resources.

The Global Supply Chain Management program is the sixth online supply chain program offered from MSU. The school also offers the No. 1 ranked undergraduate and No. 2 ranked graduate programs in supply chain management, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Open enrollment for the new programs started on June 3, with classes beginning Sept. 1. The Strategic Global Management program is made up of four eight-week courses and the Global Supply Chain Management program consists of three eight-week courses.

Michigan State University began offering online master certificate programs in 2012 and the university has added new course options after getting favorable reactions from students.

“The content of this program is top notch within the industry,” said online student, Frank Martinez, in a press release. “At the end of the course you will not only gain the knowledge and tools to excel in the profession, [the professor] also provides [you] with the latest research, development and trends from around the world.”

Both of MSU’s new programs aim to help give students a competitive edge in the global employment market.

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