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Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials

Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership, and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability. Made up of three innovative courses, this online business essentials certificate will give you both the confidence and capability to make critical global business decisions utilizing proven success-based strategies.

Real-world benefits
  • Enhance your understanding of tactics for developing competitive advantages by creating customer value.
  • Discover the fundamentals of global marketing strategy and marketing analysis including customer, competitor and company analysis.
  • Understand major tactics and tools used by global marketers to facilitate the management of their international marketing plans.
  • Discover and define the traits and behaviors of a sophisticated global leader.
  • Lead through employee empowerment so your team can perform and develop utilizing their key strengths.
  • Develop an understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.
  • Focus on understanding the necessary skills and strategies for effectively analyzing a capital project across borders.
  • Develop tactics for extracting information from financial statements in order to analyze the operating, investing and financing activities of a company.
  • Learn the fundamentals of foreign exchange, the parity conditions and the various foreign currency exposures faced by multinational firms.

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Online Course Syllabus

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Pricing Options

There are two different enrollment options:

Three-course Executive Certificate track
$4,752 (USD) — a 20% savings

Single course
$1,980 (USD)

All-inclusive pricing
Your course fees cover:

  • All online study materials
  • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
  • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
  • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
  • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

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Start Dates

Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.


To earn individual "Certificates of Completion" for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

  • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
  • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
  • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

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Thunderbird's Online Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials is geared toward business associates and emerging leaders who require a well-rounded global business education focused on the fundamentals of marketing, leadership and finance.

Who Should Enroll?

Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today's global marketplace.

Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

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