The certificate program in International Business helps students gain an understanding of the global economy and a broad awareness of the political, historical, and social environments in which international business operates.

The program’s wide range of courses will enable you to tailor the certificate to your interests, whether you’re majoring in business or in a liberal arts and sciences discipline.

Admission Requirements

This certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to individuals who are not enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.


International Business
Careers and Outcomes

Iowa graduates have a 95 percent job/grad school placement rate within six months of graduation. Our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. 

Student Opportunities

In addition to more than 500 student organizations, Iowa students choose from more than 100 study abroad programs and multiple undergraduate research opportunities


The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college. 

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 


The program includes study of international business and economics, finance, marketing, trade law, international relations and institutions, and the contemporary art, literature, culture, and/or politics of one of several geographical regions (Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or Russia/Eastern Europe).

Students will do in-depth study of a world language or a graded 3 s.h. study abroad experience. Certificate students may substitute a study abroad experience for the world language sequence requirement. 

Review International Business in the UI General Catalog to learn about required course work.