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Graduate Certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (For current master’s students)

As a joint offering between the Daniels College of Business and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the graduate certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities businesses confront in a globalized and developing world.

Businesses today are under increased pressure to behave ethically. Many are unsure how to integrate these goals into their business strategy and engage meaningfully with stakeholders.

Likewise, governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders recognize the importance of having businesses at the table, but don’t always know how to best engage with the private sector. Both private enterprises and those wishing to affect their behavior are looking for talent with the capability to navigate this new space.

The certificate in Global Business and CSR prepares DU master’s students to meet this growing need. Students complete the program with a clear understanding of the complexity of the global business environment, a variety of corporate strategies, best practices and the impact of CSR efforts worldwide.

The Global CSR Certificate is only open to students enrolled in master’s degree programs.


The certificate curriculum consists of 3 required courses and 3 electives drawn from course offerings at Daniels and Korbel. These elective courses explore the theory and practice related to:

  • economic development
  • global business ethics
  • impact investing
  • sustainability
  • CSR strategy
  • ESG metrics
  • social entrepreneurship
  • microfinance
  • business and human rights
  • international business law

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Graduate students in the Daniels College of Business and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are eligible for the certificate.

Please contact Kari Graham for more information about coursework.

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