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Certificate of Graduate Study

International Education Management

Program of Study

To earn this certificate, you need to complete the following three graduate courses.

Introduction to International Education Management

Survey institutional strategy, program development, curricular internationalization, cross-border mobility and articulation, transnational delivery and branch campuses, research consortia, and alumni development.

Administration of Institutions of Higher Education

Study internal organizational patterns and the roles of trustees, administrative personnel, and faculties. Learn how teaching, research, criticism, and sanctions impact different institutional goals.

Higher Education Finance

Analyze financial management in U.S. higher education institutions. Topics include investment-based decision making, benefits and costs estimation, and alternative private and public financing.

Core Topics of Study

3 additional credits are required in topic areas such as:

  • Curriculum Internationalization 
  • Study Abroad Program Development 
  • Cross-Border Mobility 
  • Global Marketing and Recruitment 
  • Transnational Education and Branch Campuses 
  • Global Risk Management 
  • International Partnerships 
  • International Student Services

Additional Information

See the Graduate Bulletin for details.

For more information, contact program director Professor Mitch Leventhal at [email protected].


Career Paths in International Education

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Because few professionals in this field have been formally trained or educated in management studies specific to international education, this graduate certificate stands out on resumes in the job market.

It's also a great way to meet and network with other professionals working in the field.

Common Job Titles: Director of International Education Programs, International Student Affairs Officer, Study Abroad Coordinator, Enrollment Operations Manager, Foreign Student Exchange Specialist

Common Employers: Colleges and Universities, Professional Institutes, Private Education Providers, Government Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Service Companies

"As a working professional in higher education, I jumped at the opportunity to complete the Certificate of Graduate Study in International Education Management. I found the program to be incredibly convenient to complete. The courses  provided a comprehensive view of the issues, and were applicable to my day-to-day work. Everyone interested in advancing their career in international education should enroll in this program."

- Valerie Swenson '17

Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The Statement of goals must include the applicants experience, interests, and expectations from participating in the program.

*A GPA of 3.0 and/or 5 years of work experience in any setting are required.

Please note, this program is not eligible for federal financial aid.