Intercultural Competence Certificate

If you would like to thrive in intercultural situations and a multicultural work environment, the Certificate in Intercultural Competence is designed for you.

The program provides a framework for understanding cultural differences and interaction in various settings in society and the workplace. This  program is ideal for individuals working in multiple domestic or global geographies, working in a for-profit or nonprofit organization serving diverse populations, or anyone desiring to improve their cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, and management skills.

The program will help you learn the self-awareness necessary to interact in a diverse world. You will also learn how social structures, philosophies, and cultures impact worldviews. Finally, you will apply what you have learned through a capstone project completed either in your own workplace or  through a Global Immersion program.

Program Features

  • Developed by individuals with rich experiences working in diverse environments as well as extensive experience leading Global Immersion Experiences.
  • Online curriculum designed to create community through discussion and interactive assignments.
  • Networking and learning with other leaders who have a passion for developing their global awareness.
  • Ability to choose between an experiential project, either within one’s own workplace or through a Global Immersion program.

Curriculum Overview

  • Format: Accelerated classes meet online, courses start every 8 weeks
  • Program Length: 24 weeks
  • Credit Hours: 9 credit hours
  • Total Tuition Cost: $415 per credit hour (effective 1/1/2023)

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Start Dates:

  • April 24, 2023
  • January 8, 2024

Accelerated classes meet online, courses start every 8 weeks.

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Intercultural Competence Certificate Courses

Intercultural Competence 

INT 611 - Culture Awareness  • 3 hours

Through self-assessment and readings, this course provides the framework for understanding oneself in order to communicate and interact appropriately in a diverse world.

INT 621 - Geography of Thought  • 3 hours

This course provides insight into how differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies and educational systems impact the way in which we see and make sense of our world.

Intercultural Competence Electives

INT 631 - Cross Cultural Management Skills  • 3 hours

The increase in globalization has heightened organizational awareness of cross cultural differences and increased the demand for employees with the ability to manage effectively across multiple cultures. In this course, the context of global business, and its intersection with faith, ethics, religion, values, leadership, human resources, and organizational design are explored. Also, the skills to manage relevant cultural, political, legal, regulatory, economic, socioeconomic forces are applied to a challenge selected by the student for an organization to enter a new country.

BUS 699 - Global Immersion  • 3 hours

This course explores cultural intelligence, foreign business climate, societal and personal transformation and culminates in a global journey where students experience the intersection of business, faith and culture. Course work includes pre and post cultural assessments, and a detailed look at personal and societal transformation.

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