Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership

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Recent graduates of the Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership program

The three-class certificate program is taught by innovative master teachers with diverse global backgrounds and select guest speakers. Together, they ensure the right mix of theory and practice.

Classes are open to graduate students and working professionals who hold a four-year degree from an accredited U.S. college or university. SHRM-certified professionals seeking PDCs are encouraged to enroll!

Students can opt to take a single class or they can complete all three courses to earn a Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership.

Courses may be taken in any order. However, the certificate can be most efficiently completed in just eight months (October-May period). The program is delivered in-person at our Silicon Valley location and elsewhere via telepresence.

Required courses

BUS 262A - Global Leadership and Innovation (3 units/40 PDCs, offered each fall)
BUS 262B - Global Leadership Development (3 units/40 PDC, offered early spring)
BUS 268 - Managing Across Cultures (3 units/40 PDCs, offered late spring)

To view SJSU Catalog descriptions, click on the above links. Additional details can be found on the SHRM provider activity page for SJSU.

When: Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6:00-10:00 pm for 8 sessions, plus one Friday eve and one Saturday afternoon. Students must attend all sessions.

Where: Classes are held at the SJSU Lucas Business Complex, 2933 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 120, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (near the Santa Clara Convention Center). Plenty of free parking.

Fee: $2,550 for each three-unit/40 PDC course.

Start the pre-screening and registration process today. Once approved, please complete your application at least two weeks prior to class start date. Enrollment is limited.

For details on admission requirements and registration process, please visit the Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership admissions website.

SHRM Recertification

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SJSU is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). Each 3-unit course in the Certificate program is valid for 40 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

To learn more about earning PDCs for completion of Certificate courses and other leadership workshops and events, or if you would like to suggest a course offering, please call 408.924.3583 or email us at glac-group@sjsu.edu.

If you are interested in taking the SHRM certification prep class at SJSU, please visit the SJSU SHRM Certification website.