Business & IT Certificates

If you are an international professional or international student interested in learning more about business concepts and skills, the University of Washington offers a variety of programs for you. International & English Language Programs features a number of certificate programs that combine the study of business with expert English language instruction.

These certificate classes are held at the UW's downtown Seattle location (see map). Click on a program name for more details and to learn how to apply.

Business Certificates

Intensive Business English Program (IBEP)

Work on your speaking, listening and written English skills while studying a selected business topic area.

Global Business Program (GBP)

Study global business trends and topics and real-world business practices in this in-depth, nine-month program. Take core classes and choose from different elective courses during each of the programís three quarters.

Note: If you also want to take an English skills course, you should do so before beginning one of our business certificate programs.

International Business Certificate Sequence

The chart below shows a suggested sequence of international business programs that many students find helpful, depending on their level of English proficiency. After completing the Global Business Program, students may be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) by reading the Employment section of our Immigration Advising page.

international business certicates sequence