International Purchasing Certificate

Facing a growing demand for trained global purchasing managers from industries, this career-directed program is designed in response to the growing needs of manufacturing, retail and service companies moving toward global sourcing of their raw materials, components and services. How can a firm use global supply chain to hedge against fluctuations in world market demand, price or exchange rate? In integrating a global supply chain, a firm faces many challenges including areas of trade law, product safety, environment protection, as well as logistics and finance.

The five courses of the certificate program can be applied to the BS program in international business.

Curriculum + Requirements

Required courses

Course Title Credits
IB 201 Globalization and International Business (UC) 3
IB 335 International Finance 3
IB 345 Two-way Management of the Global Supply Chain 3
IB 352 International Management 3
Plus, choose one of the following:
IB 324 Negotiating Internationally 3
or IB 498 Internship in Purchasing
Total 15