Explore International Business through New Certificate Program

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) students and alumni can now explore business on a global scale through a new Honors International Business Certificate program that makes a world-class curriculum in international business accessible and affordable. The College is offering the program in conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.

The new program allows students to take online courses through national and international universities such as the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and the University of South Carolina, but pay only MCCC tuition. In addition, students use Phi Theta Kappa’s International Leadership in Action and Discovery (ILIAD) program to identify and finance study-abroad opportunities.

“This program is designed to cultivate a global mindset and prepare students to work in an international economy,” said Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, Vice President for Academic Affairs and provost at MCCC. “They will be able to develop well-defined solutions for international business opportunities, and learn the basic skills needed for global entrepreneurship, leadership and human resource management in a cross-cultural world.”

The 12-credit certificate program includes courses in Entrepreneurial Essentials, Principles of Leadership, Human Resource Management, and International Leadership in Action and Discovery, in addition to the Special Topics in Honors International Study which serves as the study-abroad opportunity.

The Honors International Business Certificate can be combined with the Certificate in Marketing in the Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program, the Certificate in Organizational Leadership in the Management AAS program, or the Business Administration Associate in Science program.

To participate, students must have completed at least 12 college credit hours and maintain a 3.5 grade point average. Students do not need to be members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to enroll in the program. The program is also open to MCCC alumni. For more information, contact Samuel Wallace at 610-718-1907 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..