Business Foundations Certificate

The Business Foundations Certificate is offered by the Fisher International MBA Program to students interested in general business knowledge. The certificate is designed to better prepare graduates for management positions within areas of language education, international policy and translation or interpretation careers. The Business Foundations Certificate (BFC) will build skill sets in various areas of business disciplines.

Joint & Dual Degree Options

Why Pursue a Joint or Dual Degree?

Our joint and dual degree options permit students to expand their skill-sets and resumés via an integrated, condensed curriculum. Developing complementary skills allows for greater career opportunities, particularly with the emerging need for specialists who can bring cutting edge knowledge to traditional organizations and industries.

Luc Soenen

Professor Soenen has taught in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Eindhoven University of Technology; Antwerp Business School; Limburg University Centre; University of San Diego; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Lynn Metcalf

Dr. Lynn Metcalf has taught IM 8691: International Business Negotiation at MIIS for tour years. IM 8691 is an experiential workshop where participants are introduced to and practice negotiation skills through a variety of inter-cultural simulations.

She is Professor and Chair, Marketing Area at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Dr. Metcalf’s research interests are focused on cross-cultural negotiation; package design for marketability; and innovation and regional development.

Hugh McAllister

Professor McAllister presently teaches full-time at Saint Mary's College.  He has taught a variety of finance and management courses at the graduate level in organizations including Santa Clara University, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa.

David Roberts

Professor Roberts teaches Economics, Money, Banking and International Finance, Decision Science, and Modeling and Forecasting.  He has taught at the State University of New York, Howard University, Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California.  He has also lectured in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.  He was a visiting financial economist at the National Credit Union Administration in Washington, DC, and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association.

Steve Landry

Professor Landry has taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was program controller for the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, held various cost accounting positions for the Hewlett-Packard company, and various production management positions for Proctor & Gamble.

Vassilis Dalakas

Professor Dalakas is an associate professor of marketing at California State University, San Marcos.  He has researched and published extensively in the marketing field in publications including the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Sports Marketing and Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Euromarketing.