​The Global Business Strategy Certificate

To prepare the next generation of global business leaders, the Ahlers Center for International Business offers the Certificate in Global Business Strategy (GBS) to help you focus on new product, market and leadership topics in a global setting.
Now is the perfect time to earn a professional certificate from the University of San Diego.

You can choose to enroll in the comprehensive Certificate in Global Business Strategy or in a single seminar.

USD Alumni receive a 15 percent discount on enrollment. Email gbscertificate@sandiego.edu for discount code or if you have questions.

Please review our cancellation policy before registering for the Global Business Strategy Certificate Program or for individual seminars.

Upcoming Seminars

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To earn the Certificate in Global Business Strategy, you must complete a minimum of 48 seminar hours. GBS seminars can be selected to suit your individual needs and may be taken in any order. Many participants complete the program within one year, but it may be possible to complete in five months; there is a two-year time period to complete the Certificate Program.

Program Fees

The Certificate in Global Business Strategy is an 'hours attended' program. If seminars were taken separately, the total cost for the program could exceed $2,200 (depending upon the mix of 6 and 9 hour seminars), but the full Certificate Program is offered at a reduced price of $1,995.

The program fee is normally payable in advance of the program. However, with a policy of "try before you buy," you may attend one seminar at the standard rate and pay the balance if they choose to continue with the Certificate Program.

15 percent USD Alumni discount available. Please contact gbscertificate@sandiego.edu for a discount code.

Group Discount

  • 15% = >3 participants enrolled
  • 20% = >5 participants enrolled
  • 25% = >10 participants enrolled

When paying for individual seminars, those who cancel at least seven days before the start date will receive a full refund; those who cancel less than seven days before the start date will pay a $55 change fee and receive a credit for the remaining amount paid to be applied towards a future seminar.

Those who have paid for the full Certificate Program will be billed a $55 change fee for:

  • seminar no-shows
  • failing to cancel registration within 7 days before the beginning of that seminar. Registration may be canceled by phone or email communication.
  • Certificate Program participants will be unable to obtain their completion certificate if there are outstanding amounts due on their account.

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