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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Global Business Executive Certificate

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Online Certificate Program

This program is offered through a partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato and Janavaras & Associates International (JAI), Inc.


2018 Session Dates (12 weeks each) - $1,195/session*
February 12 - May 6, 2018   (Register by 02/07/18)
September 24 - December 14, 2018   (Register by 09/19/18)


Information CenterIn a globalized digital economy, there will be an increasing need for individuals with greater global business understanding and the skill sets to assist firms in their global expansion efforts.

The main purpose of the Global Business Executive Certificate Program (GBECP) is to provide a rigorous theoretical base and a comprehensive, systematic and integrative planning process designed to guide participants through the decision-making process of a company seeking global market opportunities using the Global Marketing Management System Online (GMMSO) software, a global research and strategic planning tool.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion issued by Minnesota State University, Mankato, and JAI, Inc.

Learning Outcomes

GBECP will provide the following critical competencies to participants:

  • Develop an understanding of the globalization process and its impact on world markets.
  • Develop and understanding of the environmental forces and institutions impacting on the ability of firms to compete in a global economy.
  • Appreciate the importance of global trade investment on national economies.
  • Develop an appreciation for different cultures and the need for greater cross-cultural understanding.
  • Develop a global mind-set by comparing different managerial styles and orientations toward international business
  • Conduct international marketing research online
  • Utilize web based information sources and databases.
  • Conduct international marketing research online
  • Understand the marketing strategies of small, mid-sized, and multi-national companies.
  • Understand the various market entry strategy alternatives available to a firm.
  • Use information to make sound business decisions
  • Learn to develop a global marketing plan
  • Learn to develop an export marketing plan
  • Individuals who are employed in and/or are interested in international business positions
  • Individuals who are interested in starting their own import-export business
  • Business managers who are interested in enhancing their international business and trade skills
  • Government trade specialists and international business/trade consultants.
Program Instructors
  • Dr. Basil Janavaras
  • Dr. Suresh George
  • Mr. Christos Zoumpos


*Tuition does not include required textbook which can be purchased online through Amazon for $39 (e-book).  The purchase of the book includes the GMMSO4 software access code and registration (valued at $39.95).


Contact Information

Continuing Education & Professional Development
Office Phone: 507-389-1094
Toll Free: 1-800-311-3142
General Email:
Fax: 507-389-6379