International Sustainability Management (Certificate)

International Sustainability Management (Certificate)

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Sustainability has become a the key requirement of all modern enterprises to survive and grow in today’s business environment. Managers equipped with tools on how to move towards sustainability are needed to guide enterprises into the globally competitive market. Those who complete the Certificate in International Sustainability Management will become sustainability champions who can drive socially beneficial, eco-friendly products and services that optimize resource usage and resource networks. Students graduating from this program will learn to rethink the value of the business model embedding sustainability in its core values.

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Admission Requirements

Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at There is no application fee.

Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to or mailed to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Graduate College
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
*Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official  transcripts  from  each  institution  attended  (must  be submitted directly to UTRGV).

Students whose native  language is not English  or  who studied at a University outside the U.S.:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the English Proficiency Exam section of our website.
  • Certified English translation of educational records.


  • SEVP regulations prohibit the issuance of a Form I-20 based on conditional admission, effective July 13, 2016. University officials can only issue a Form I-20 when students have met all standards for admission for the program of study listed on the Form I-20. These standards for admission include any English proficiency requirements.

Program Contact

Program Coordinator: Dr. Edith Galy

Phone: (956) 882-7301

Office: Brownsville Campus, BMAIN 2542A




Applications will be accepted year round and prospective students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review.  Applying early will also give prospective students the best opportunity to be considered for scholarships and other possible funding opportunities.


  • This program only admits applicants during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Students admitted only to a Certificate Program are not eligible to obtain a Student Visa from UTRGV.

Tuition Estimate

Residency Per 3-Credit Hour Course Semester (9-Credit Hours) Total Estimated Cost
Texas Resident $1,481.39 $3,894.17 $5,925.56
Non-Resident/International $2,708.39 $7,575.17 $10,833.56

*We estimate that tuition and fees will closely approximate the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Please note that the rates above are estimated for on-campus students and those enrolled in 16-week online programs. The rate is different for Accelerated Online Programs (AOP). Visit the tuition and fees page for detailed information.

Course Requirements

Required Courses 12
INTB 6304: International Business 3
INTB 6391: Global Topics 3
INTB 6313: International Supply Chain Management 3
INTB 6323: Global Leadership Theory & Sustainability 3
Total hours required for completion: 12


Course Descriptions

INTB 6304: International Business               [3‐0]

Readings and cases in International Business. Emphasizes the impact of comparative differences in the domestic and international business environments and operations, including impact of historical, economic, cultural and political foundations on operations. Special international business topics of unique contemporary importance are also studied.

INTB 6391: Global Topics               [3‐0]

Course will examine various pertinent elements in the global business environment. Topics may include: customs, trans-border operations, multicultural management, multicultural marketing, globalization, consumption culture and social entrepreneurship amongst others.

INTB 6313: International Supply Chain Management              [3‐0]

This course will include an overview of supply chain management and logistics as a global discipline that underpins international trade. It will examine the physical, informational and resource flows within the global supply chain of products and services.

INTB 6323: Global Leadership Theory & Sustainability              [3‐0]

This course is designed to provide students an understanding of leadership and sustainability issues and strategies in a global context. Topics include the corporate, governance, stakeholder, environment, CSR, and circular economy perspective. Case studies will be emphasized.

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