International Business Certificate from Oklahoma City Community College
In just one year, complete international business classes that focus on the political, economic and cultural influences in world markets.
Workers with a certificate of mastery in international business may earn $3,000 to $6,000 more per year than those without certification, according to the Journal of International Business. That’s why many OCCC students complete these international business classes in addition to their business degrees.
All of our community college business programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
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How Politics, Economics and Cultural Differences Drive Business Abroad
Basic business know-how matters in any organization in any location. However, as the U.S. domestic economy becomes increasingly tied to international markets, more people need these top skills to help companies compete and grow:
- International political climates and how they help or hurt business ventures
- International economic markets and how they affect each other
- International finance and how banks, currencies and loans intersect borders
- Cultural values and how they infuse business decisions and interactions
International Business Programs at Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College offers a certificate of mastery in international business. This intense, one-year college business program provides the fundamental skills companies require in their international workforce – whether that means living and working abroad or staying in Oklahoma with significant international contacts and travel.
International Business Classes at Oklahoma City Community College
Our top faculty designs all Oklahoma City Community College international business classes to give you the best mix of theory and real-world scenarios:
- International business
- International marketing
- International finance
- International logistics management
- International economics
You’ll also complete a capstone project – typically case studies, an internship, study abroad or a large-scale research paper.
Look for full details on international business classes at Oklahoma City Community College in our online course catalog.
Professor of Business and Economics and Department Chair of Business
Dr. Germain Pichop, a Fulbright Scholar, is the Chair of Business Department and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in International Business at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). Prior to joining OCCC, Dr. Pichop worked as an economist for the Africa Regional Program of The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), where he coordinated socio-economic research activities across 15 African countries, and took him to few Asian countries as well. Dr. Pichop was born in Cameroon (Africa), where he grew up and studied. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from The University of Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 1994. He also studied at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) where he obtained a Master's Degree in International Marketing and International Affairs (1996). In 1997 he served as intern at the Cameroon National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB), where he was exposed to the complexities of the international trade of cocoa and coffee. He was awarded the Fulbright grant in 1998 to pursue a doctoral program in agricultural and applied economics at Oklahoma State University. After graduating with his PhD in 2003, Dr. Pichop worked as Research Associate at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, before teaching Economics as an adjunct professor of business and economics at Oklahoma City Community College. Dr. Pichop has published over 20 peer reviewed papers and books and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Leadership Recognition Award at Oklahoma State University (2000), and a SIFE Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow. He is an ACBSP trained Business Programs evaluator and a member of the Board of Directors for Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society.
Professor of Business/ Co-Director Center for International Business
Professor of Business/Co-Director Center for International Business, Oklahoma City Community College. Adjunct Professor of International Business, Oklahoma City University. EDUCATION Post Graduate Diploma in Business, Robert Kennedy College, 2010 MBA Finance/International Business, Oklahoma City University, 1990 Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, ABE, England, 1984 Diploma in Business Studies, Stamford College, Singapore, 1982 Teaching experience: 28 years of teaching experience in Malaysia, China, Singapore, Canada and the United States in the disciplines of Management, International Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Finance and Investments. Industry experience: 26 years of work experience in the insurance, property appraisal and broadcasting industries. Has been involved for many years in business matchmaking ventures between America and Chinese entreprises.
International Business Careers
Whether a company provides raw materials, contracts out manufacturing or simply branches out its offerings abroad, job opportunities in all areas of international business continue to grow in these fields and others:
- Administration of international accounts
- Supply chain management and manufacturing across international borders
- Quality control through business partners abroad
- Marketing and public relations with international sensitivities
- Business analysts with international experience
- Governmental relations