The certificate in International Business can equip you with a solid foundation in international business basics and potentially give you an edge when applying for positions, particularly those in organizations which have connections or do business with other countries. Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Richards College of Business.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

The Certificate in International Business is an option for either business or non-business majors. Business majors are eligible to apply for the certificate when they have attained major status within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites. 

To apply for the International Business Certificate fill out the Online Application.

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face


The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 15

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.


  • The course requirements are 15 hours.
  • Completion of three (3) hours of earned university foreign language credit (waived for students whose native language is not English).
  • Completion of nine (9) hours of International Business Courses:
  • Select three from the following:
    • ECON 4450 - International Economics
    • ECON 4470 - Comparative Economic Systems
    • FINC  4521 - International Finance
    • MGNT 3627 - Managing Cultural Differences
    • MGNT 4625 - International Management
    • MKTG 4866 - International Marketing
    • *Other courses may be substituted with approval of a Richards College department chair and the Assistant Dean.
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Guidelines for Admittance

Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking    

Application Deadlines

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