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Global Studies Certificate


Program Number: 97-890-1
School Year: 2018-2019
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

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • 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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Number Title Crs
Semester 1
Component 1: Completion of a study abroad program
140-192 International Study 1
 - AND - 
Component 2: Choose a minimum of 9 credits from the following courses:
102-120 Principles of Management 3
104-110 Global Marketing 3
104-140 Integrated Marketing Communications 3
105-160 Business Law 3
106-135 Business Technology and Innovation 3
196-134 Legal Issues in the Workplace 3
196-169 Diversity and Change Management 3
307-179 ECE: Child Development 3
307-195 ECE: Family and Community Relationships 3
504-181 Culture Competence in Criminal Justice 3
543-101 Nursing Fundamentals 2
543-104 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
543-110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts 2
550-135 Diversity in Counseling 3
801-141 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
806-122 Natural Sciences in Society 3
809-159 Abnormal Psychology 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
809-195 Economics 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-300 Occupational Success Strategies 2
Total 10 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.