Global Student Certificate
The Global Student Certificate (GSC) program is an interdisciplinary, co-curricular undergraduate certificate program designed to train a new generation of business leaders. It is necessary for college graduates to be internationally competent in today’s global economy. The GSC program exposes Baruch students to the distinct resources available only in New York City as well as training in intercultural, communication and leadership skills. The program offers participants a unique opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge in the nation’s most diverse college setting.
It is unique in the entire City University of New York system. The Global Student Certificate helps all of Baruch College’s three schools to fulfill their respective strategic missions.
The graduates of this program are the face of the 21st century.”Terrence Martell, Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance, Director of the Weissman Center for International Business
To become the preeminent co-curricular program dedicated to preparing students to become world-class leaders in the 21st century’s global economy by means of leveraging Baruch College’s extraordinary cultural diversity through intensive enrichment programs designed to help students thrive in a range of cultural environments.
- Training in how to work in multicultural team settings
- Practice in public speaking and networking
- Guided tours of United Nations and Federal Reserve
- Program guidance from GSC coordinator
- Individualized feedback on writing skills
- Free admission to leading cultural institutions and events
- Free admission to international lectures throughout NYC
- Contact with professionals from the New York City area
- Open to all majors and undecided majors
- Minimum 2.75 GPA
- Sophomore, junior or lower senior standing
- Enrolled at least part-time at Baruch College in the fall and spring semesters
Students must be aware that the GSC is a full-year program. There is not currently an option to participate for one semester only.
There is one application per year, each September. The program lasts from October through May. The deadline is September 21, 2018.
To qualify for a Global Student Certificate, candidates must complete a minimum of nine GSC designated events, participate in the Group Research Project, and submit a portfolio of written material. Upon completion of the GSC program, students will be awarded a Global Student Certificate from the Weissman Center for International Business.
Students must attend at least 9 GSC-designated events throughout the year. They are divided into two categories. See the GSC Event Calendar for a description of the event and the tentative dates.
Required events (students must attend all events)
- Multicultural Team Building
- “What is Globalization?” Workshop
- Introduction to Intercultural Awareness
- Global Governance Series (choose one from the series of events)
- Cross-Cultural Negotiating
Cultural Events (students choose four events from the blog calendar)
- Three events from the blog calendar on cultures/countries that you don’t know much about and wish to learn more
- One event from the blog calendar or found on your own having to do with a culture you have some familiarity with and want to deepen your knowledge about
GSC students will be divided into teams at the program’s start. Each team will select a country they wish to research over the course of the GSC program and individual team members will select their preferred research topic. Each team will select a project manager and assign tasks as appropriate.
Team members will research and compile information based on their country and category. The research will then be presented in a 20-minute oral presentation before the program’s completion.
Students submit a one-page written reflection paper for each GSC-designated event attended, as well as a resume highlighting their intercultural skills.