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global studies certificate


    Program Number: 97-890-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    The Global Studies Certificate integrates student learning across disciplines, fostering connections between interdisciplinary learning and study abroad experiences. Completion of the certificate includes both study abroad participation and student coursework with global and/or cultural competencies. Students will tailor their course of study within the certificate by selecting from a variety of courses with global and/or cultural competencies. For the education abroad component, students can participate in short-term study abroad options or semester-long study abroad offerings.

    Students will enhance their workplace skills and employment opportunities through: (1) the ability to apply global perspectives to the workplace; (2) the use of appropriate technology for international communication; (3) the ability to collaborate with diverse co-workers; and (4) the recognition of the impact of the global economy on various occupations and professions.

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Career Opportunities

    • Prepares students to interact with people who hold different world views.
    • Prepares students for a workforce where companies have offices in other countries.
    • Prepares students for a career where you need to be flexible and react independently to changing circumstances or environments.
    • Identify and relate to differences in the workplace.
    • Gain knowledge of other cultures while seeing one's home culture differently.
    • Adapt to change and new systems, from transportation to markets, menus and customs.

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    Component 1: Completion of a study abroad program
    140-192International Study1
    Component 2: Choose a minimum of 9 credits from the following courses:
    102-120Principles of Management3
    104-110Global Marketing3
    104-140Integrated Marketing Communications3
    105-160Business Law3
    106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
    196-134Legal Issues in the Workplace3
    196-169Diversity and Change Management3
    307-179ECE: Child Development3
    307-195ECE: Family and Community Relationships3
    504-181Ethnicity, Corrections and Supervision3
    543-101Nursing Fundamentals2
    543-104Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice2
    543-110Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts2
    550-135Diversity in Counseling3
    801-141Introduction to Mass Communications3
    801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
    801-197Technical Reporting3
    806-122Natural Sciences in Society3
    809-159Abnormal Psychology3
    809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
    809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
    809-196Introduction to Sociology3
    809-300Occupational Success Strategies2
    Total10 credits minimum

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.