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Certificate of International Studies in Business

Why CISB? A whole world of good reasons.

Alumni NetworkOver 850 alumni worldwide
CommunityCohort of 80 like-minded students
Language AdvantageStudy any foreign language

Overseas ExperienceStudy abroad experiences from over 35 countries
Practical ExperienceReal-world participation in global business

A nationally ranked program, Foster’s award-winning Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) is dedicated to preparing Foster undergraduates for leadership roles in the diverse and increasingly interconnected world of global business. Through a dynamic curriculum and horizon-expanding study abroad experiences, CISB helps students develop their know-how and skills around

  • Global business knowledge
  • World region specialization
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Practical experience in international business
  • Overseas learning experience
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Leadership development

Program alumni across the globe value their transformational CISB experiences, and the critical importance of foreign language fluency, insightful leadership, and multicultural understanding in doing business on an international scale.

Our students gain hands-on global business experience through competitions and global consulting courses, and CISB graduates are highly sought after by companies for their overseas experience and cross-cultural skills, global business perspective, and foreign language abilities.

As part of The Foster School of Business, CISB graduates are part of a robust network of global business professionals, with access to international internship and job opportunities. One year after graduation, 97% of the 2018 graduating class found full employment or were in graduate school.

Experiences and stories from the CISB Community

two men standing with their arms raised in a lush tropical garden
Study AbroadFinding comfort in discomfort: A reflection from my Peace Corps journey

“Despite being thrown into uncomfortable situations in the Dominican Republic that make me wince upon reflection, I cherish those wince-worthy moments, their discomfort and even their chaos because they fortified my capabilities as a community member and a leader.”

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Alumni NetworkConversation with CISB Alum Ben Ferrara – Media Sales Manager, Amazon, Spain

“It has been very fulfilling to use language skills that I honed in the CISB program in my everyday job. Cross-cultural communication is critical as well. My role requires me to speak to with people from China, USA, and many EU countries almost every day. Being able to effectively communicate is absolutely necessary and being able to do it in more than one language is even better.”

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students at starbucks headquarters
Career ConnectionsCISB Starbucks Company Visit

“A group of CISB students from all tracks had the opportunity to visit Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. Thanks to Spanish track CISB alum Erika Dotson, we toured the Starbucks beautiful building, learned about the company history, and their international business processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

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