Global Business Institute


Earn a Certificate in Global Business

Experience London like the locals do.

This program is ideal for business students!
Imagine being in the heart of one of the world’s largest economic centers learning about the finance industry and the culture of a global city’s work environment, both in the classroom and at your internship site.

The Global Business Institute is a certificate program, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration (an AACSB accredited institution), offering you business-focused courses and an internship placement where you can personalize your experience to best fit your interests.   A Certificate of Study in Global Business and a transcript from the University of Pittsburgh is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Note: Previous academic experience in business is required. See if this program is right for you, chat with an Admissions Advisor at 800.793.0334 today!

September 4, 2019
thru December 14, 2019
Program Fee: $17,995
Application Deadline June 14, 2019

The London Experience

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe. 

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Live like a Londoner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay, all within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.

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Required Curriculum: four Business Courses or three Business Courses plus an Internship, and one elective in the humanities.

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During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills from a global business perspective. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience, not to mention your resume!

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When I explored London for the first time, I instantly knew that it was the place for me. I matured so much and learned so much about myself that it made all the effort worthwhile. I can safely say that it was the best semester of my college life.

Jorge Galvez

Clark University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEach Global Business Institute course is worth 3 credits. To receive a Certificate of Study in Global Business, you must complete a total of 12-15 credits.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in shared apartments or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
  • Local Transit PassA Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestay.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony. Other activities that you can select may include a theatre trip to see a play or musical, tickets to see a football or rugby game, entrance to an iconic heritage site in London such as Kensington Palace or the Tower of London. Depending on the time of year a trip to the ballet, the opera, or a classical musical concert may also be available. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills. Note: internships in London requires a visa.
  • My Global CityThese events always include; a walking tour of the Iconic South Bank on your first weekend; taking a riverboat tour to Greenwich; touring multi-cultural Brixton, A Beatles and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Walking Tour, feasting on a multi-course curry dinner in Brick Lane. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time.
  • ExcursionHalf-day coach tour of London, full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath plus choose one from: full-day excursion to Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, or Salisbury and Glastonbury.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA London team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

fall Courses

Choose four LNDN BUSN courses or three LNDN BUSN courses and LNDN INTP 3347 Global Internship Workshop, plus one humanities course: 

20th Century British History  

This course surveys how Britain has responded to political, social, and cultural forces during the twentieth century. Topics include: changing perceptions about the role of the state; the decline of empire; the effect of two world wars; economic strategies; the development of multiculturalism; and the role of women with an emphasis on how the lives of ordinary British people have changed during the last century.



Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London, Modernity, Empire, and Globalization  

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the modern development of one of the world's most significant global cities in comparative context. It examines London's changing identity as a world city, with a particular emphasis on comparing the city's imperial, postcolonial, and transatlantic connections and the ways in which past and present, local and global intertwine in the capital.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Campaigners, Activists and Radicals: Gender and Citizenship in Modern Europe  

This course analyzes women's claims for citizenship throughout the 20th century from a variety of European perspectives, and charts the ways in which women have adapted to and attempted to challenge the ideological, political, and material conditions of citizenship in 20th century Europe.



Child Development in a British Context  

This course investigates the aims and principles of developmental psychology as a scientific discipline, and describes the methods used to obtain knowledge about children and their development. Issues such as children's early attachments, the development of the self, the emergence of consciousness, and the role of play are examined, with an emphasis on the role of education and child care practices and policies in the UK in shaping children's development.



Contemporary British Film  

This course charts the development of British film during the period 1994-2012 through the critical study of key films, and examines the way that these films both emerge from and transform the earlier British cinema tradition.



Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain  

This course provides an understanding of the ways in which advertising is effectively planned to achieve the objectives set in the overall marketing plan, with reference to London as a global center for creative and production excellence and comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Detective Fiction: Crime and The City  

This course addresses the development of the modern detective novel, British and American, from the late 19th century into the 21st. The focus of the course will be on cities as sites of criminal imagination, and on detectives as explorers of the city's hidden connections.



Ethics in the Media  

This course addresses the principal ethical issues facing print and broadcast journalism that arise almost daily in media coverage of matters of public controversy, such as crime, war, and privacy. Problems of regulation and codes of practice are also examined alongside London's global importance as a media hub and the distinctive media culture of the UK.



European Government and Politics  

This interdisciplinary course examines the cultural, political, and economic factors that have shaped modern Europe and traces the history of Europe as a cultural and political idea. It also investigates the various processes that have made Europe such a distinctive, dynamic, and highly varied region and analyzes the historical roots of current tensions between - and within - the nation-states of Europe, such as ethnic nationalism and imperial competition.



Global Internship Workshop: London (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.



Global Workforce Management  

This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  

Students will study how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Economics  

The International Economics module provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment and an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance.


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  • Globally Networked Learning
International Finance  

The International Finance module provides an understanding of finance in the international context. In a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest and conduct business operations internationally. The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with international finance.



International Marketing  

This course will help you develop an understanding of the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. The course examines how global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Islam, Politics, and Britain: A Case Study of London's East End  

This course examines how multiethnic diversity shapes and defines our understanding of modern Britain, through a specific focus on Muslim communities in London and the nature of their interactions with wider society. Students analyze the ways in which imperialism and its legacy, as well as Britain's global relationships, have influenced political policies and social attitudes toward multiculturalism and Muslim groups in particular.



London Across History, Literature, and Film  

This course is designed to introduce students both to canonical literary texts from Johnson to Conan Doyle and to contemporary representations of multicultural London. The fundamental focus is the reading of both literary and filmic texts, but the class uses London as its living background. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.



Managing Global Supply Chains  

The focus of this course will be on key issues within operations that are of relevance in a firm's ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Examples of companies collaborating across the globe will be used in the teaching and learning of Supply Chain Management.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Modern Art in London: From Sublime to Ridiculous?  

This course examines modern works of art from the late nineteenth century through to the present. The course begins by analyzing the ways in which the seeds of Modern Art were sown at the end of the nineteenth century, before moving on to work made during the twentieth century - particularly art produced in response to the First and Second World Wars; and culminates with reference to contemporary practice.



Post-War British Pop Culture  

This course will look at some key theories of popular culture, and include case studies of selected examples from the British Isles since 1945. The main aim will be to enable students to think independently about this topic. It will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities and cross-influences.

This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.



Shakespeare and London  

A selection of Shakespeare's plays (from his early, middle, and late periods) is explored to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Ultimately, students engage in Shakespeare's timelessness and learn to appreciate how vitally his ideas, themes, and concepts move from the concerns of his day to our own. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.



Understanding Modern Britain  

One of the most effective ways of understanding a nation is by examining the images, values, symbols, and individuals by which a nation represents itself. This multi-disciplinary course explores a variety of forms of national representations, ideals and icons to investigate the ways in which modern Britain and British identities have been imagined, constructed, and experienced at home and internationally.



Writing the City: London  

This course looks at the impact of the city on the craft of creative writing and explores how various subjects like the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, or particular districts function in London narratives. It examines the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis.



  • Writing Intensive

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