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 (an AACSB accredited institution), offering you business-focused courses and an internship placement where you can personalize your experience to best fit your interests.
Note: Previous academic experience in business is required. Chat with an admissions advisor today at 800.793.0334 to find out if this program is right for you.
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Students can earn the Certificate in Global Business Institute in one of the following ways: five business courses; four Business courses and the Global Internship Course; three Business courses, the Global Internship Course and one of the elective course; or four Business courses and one elective course. See the Course section for details.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Each 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.
You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A local transit pass is provided for the duration of the program.
Experience a full-day excursion to the dazzling Blue Mountains, which includes a visit to Featherdale National Park where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas. Then enjoy an incredible dinner and overnight stay at the Taronga Zoo. Plus take advantage of the many social events offered throughout the term, which includes an arrival harbour cruise, a mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
Participate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits, and gain valuable skills.
As part of the Sydney Welcome Week, the start of your program includes a coastal walk from the famous Bondi Beach to Coogee, an evening visit to the Sydney Observatory to view the starry night sky, trivia at a local city pub to learn all about the neighborhood and the nation, and an Aboriginal Cultural Workshop at the harborside suburb of Barrangaroo. Throughout the rest of your program, self-guided events will be offered each week.
CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Sydney. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.
As a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Sydney. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.
Students can earn the Certificate in Global Business Institute in one of the following ways: five business courses; four Business courses and the Global Internship Course; three Business courses, the Global Internship Course and one of the elective course; or four Business courses and one elective course. Plus, take advantage of business courses taught Online in Florence and London.
This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Sydney. Students will explore 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 multicultural metropolis it is today; examine how colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants; develop an understanding of changing dynamics and identities of communities within Sydney; and analyze forces that have shaped Sydney’s relationship with Asia and the rest of the world.
SDNY URBS 3345
This course will examine the government and politics of Australia and Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Students will analyze Australia’s similarities with and differences from the North American democratic model; explore Australia's substantial and abiding interests in the Asian region; develop an understanding of the magnitude of the influence that the Asia Pacific region has had on Australian foreign policy; and explore the continuing importance of cultural and political inheritance in the development of Australian public and foreign policy.
SDNY PSCI 3351
This course will examine the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. Students will develop an understanding of the historical context of Australian cinema, from modes of production to distribution; investigate the notion of an Australian identity as it is expressed in some of the most significant films in the Australian tradition; compare and contrast Australian and US films; and consider the extent to which Australian films have reflected or determined Australian values
SDNY FILM 2211
This course will examine the historical origins of contemporary issues in Australia, such as race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy, and the environment. Students will critically analyze the impact of Australian history on present and future issues and events; identify how power, privilege, and inequality have shaped and been shaped by government policy; develop a deeper understanding of the complex nature of Australian society, its different elements, and their shared pasts; and situate Australia within its global context.
SDNY HIST 3314
This course will explore literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region. Students will focus on Australia's colonial outback and horsemen stories, cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures; develop an understanding of reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity; investigate how national and ethnic identity, gender, sexuality, and class are depicted; and consider how such issues as identity politics, the environment, and globalization are depicted in literature from across the Asia-Pacific region.
SDNY COLT 3312
The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.
SDNY INTP 3347
This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will acquire knowledge of related theories and concepts, key management issues, and human resources management practices associated with the globalization of workforces; engage with real world news and case studies focusing on Australia and the Asia Pacific region; apply the principles of human resources management to align global workforces with company strategies; and learn how to manage each component of the employee life cycle in global settings.
SDNY BUSN 3378
This course will introduce ways in which theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies based on interdisciplinary research; develop a deeper understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment; and critically reflect on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting. This course will incorporate Globally Networked Learning technology to explore students’ internship experiences in both London and Sydney.
SDNY BUSN 3376
This course will examine key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will develop an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics, and finance; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment (both goods and services and capital and labor), the global finance architecture, and competing in a global marketplace, as well as two underlying themes evident throughout the module: contemporary context and localized content of the material.
SDNY BUSN 3374
This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine how global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.
SDNY BUSN 3372
This course will focus on issues within operations of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will analyze examples of companies collaborating across the globe; develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities; investigate their strategic implications; consider legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors; and examine such topics as outsourcing and offshoring, information technology in operations, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and sustainability.
SDNY BUSN 3380
This is a creative writing workshop. Students will explore creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place; respond to their experience of Sydney through their own writing; evaluate and critique their work and that of others; read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically, from both native and foreign perspectives; examine literary techniques and strategies used to express experiences and observations; and participate in walking tours of the city in order to acquire a sense of place.
SDNY CWRT 3317