Global Business Institute


Earn a Certificate in Global Business

This program is ideal for business students!

Imagine being in the heart of one of the world’s economic centers learning about Asian-Pacific trade 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 (a 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!

August 22, 2018
thru November 23, 2018
Program Fee: $17,595
Application Deadline May 23, 2018

The Sydney Experience

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Sydney with our My Global City events: go on a food crawl through Newtown to find eclectic flavors, visit The Rocks and explore this historical site, or take in the stunning views of the coastline on a walk from Bondi to Coogee.

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Live like a Sydneysider and stay in a homestay, or opt to live in shared apartments.

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Required curriculum: International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, International Economics, 2 business electives (1 can be an internship), 1 elective in the humanities.

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During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

Learn More

One of the most unique opportunities here is the ability to work with students across the globe through CAPA's Globally Networked Learning system. I am working with a girl in Florence on a short movie script covering tropes from both Italian and Australian films. At the same time I'm doing a collaborative project with CAPA students from Florence and Dublin on how multiculturalism affects the environment around us. This not only integrates us with our immediate community, but other CAPA global cities as well.

Matthew Benczkowski, Molecular Biology Major

University of Pittsburgh

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 15 credits.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in homestays or shared apartments, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA Sydney Center.
  • ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
  • InternshipParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits and gain valuable skills.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as going to The Rocks to visit museums and shops, or exploring eclectic foods from around the world in Newtown.
  • ExcursionA full day in the Blue Mountains and an overnight stay at Taronga Zoo, which includes a night safari, sleeping in tents, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintain 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.
  • SupportOur team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.


Advertising and Promotions  

This course introduces students to the basic elements of marketing communications, including advertising, direct marketing communications, sales promotions, public relations and publicity, and personal selling. The concept of integrated marketing communication is introduced as an organizational tool and as a philosophy for campaign planning.



Analyzing and Exploring the Global City - Sydney  

This course traces Sydney's development from early Indigenous connections to Sydney as tribal country, the establishment of a colonial outpost of the British Empire, through to the thriving multi-cultural metropolis it is today. The course examines how the forces of colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Australian Cinema - Representation and Identity  

This course examines the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. The course attempts to appreciate the historical context of Australian cinema from modes of production to distribution -- and investigates the notion of an Australian identity as it is expressed in some of the most significant films in the Australian tradition.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization  

Using contemporary issues in Australia - race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy, and the environment - the course explains the historical origins of issues and provides critical analysis. This course looks back into Australia's past, asking and answering a series of questions to explain contemporary attitudes and events as part of an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.



Australian, Asian and Pacific Literatures  

This course covers a wealth of literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region, from Australia's earliest colonial outback and horsemen stories to the city-focused cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, to the aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and in the 2000s, the contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures; reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity.



Global Internship Program - Sydney 3 Credits  

This course is a unique academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work organizations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development, using the internship experience as a vehicle for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities.



Intercultural Communication: Theories, Practice and Factors  

This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation for the complexity of intercultural communication skills in everyday situations. It offers a critical perspective on current theory and research in intercultural communication. The course also explores applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in workplace interactions.



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. This course will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies, and will be based on interdisciplinary research, from fields including psychology, sociology, economics, political science and anthropology.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Economics  

This course 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. The business environment is dynamic in nature.  The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Finance  

This 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.



  • Globally Networked Learning
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 the global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks.  The breadth of this course will provide insights into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing.



  • Globally Networked Learning
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. We focus mainly on the operational and tactical aspects of managing the network of multiple facilities, but we will also investigate their strategic implications.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Race and Ethnicity Australia and the US  

This course examines and compares race and ethnicity in Australia and the U.S. Similarities and differences in racial/ethnic historic and current conditions, causes, consequences, and policies in the two countries will be identified. By the end of the course, students will have greater understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in determining group and individual opportunities, restrictions, and life experiences. Students will become aware of the continuing importance of cultural and political factors in the salience of race/ethnicity in the two societies. Solutions for racial problems will also be emphasized.



Writing the Global City - Sydney  

This course is a creative writing workshop keyed to exploring the experience of travelling and living abroad in Sydney in either verse or prose texts. Along with the writing workshops, students also read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically from both native and foreign perspectives.



  • Globally Networked Learning

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