International Leadership Certificate

TAMIU’s international focus that brings together students and faculty from around the globe, along with the university’s unique location on the US/Mexico border, provides a unique opportunity for students to discover and enhance their leadership skills in a setting that foreshadows the demands of the 21st Century community and workplace. In all degree fields, students’ potential for success will be enhanced through the intentional building of leadership skills. Through offering the opportunity to all students to develop the ability to lead, the university will graduate students fully prepared to become leaders in their chosen fields, in their community, in the state of Texas and in the national and international arena.

Criteria for Admission

The student must:

  • be pursuing an academic major at TAMIU
  • must be in good standing with the University and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • submit an application for admission to the program to the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement

Criteria for Earning the Certificate

The student must:

  • successfully complete a minimum of four required courses and one co-curricular program noted below.
  • attain at least a 2.75 GPA in the selected courses with no less than a C in any course

Each 3-credit course has been selected and/or developed based on its context and relevancy for fostering understanding of the learning outcomes associated with International Leadership. Currently, students are to choose one co-curricular program from Group 1, two courses from Group 2 and two courses from Group 3.

Group 1
Select one program from the following:
Freshman Leadership Organization
Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change
Leadership TAMIU
Group 2
Select two courses from the following:6
International Business
Intercultural Communication
Trends in International Comm
Organizational Communication
Principles of Management
International Marketing
Studies in Comp Politics
Intl Political Economy
Civic Engagement & Leadership
Theories of Leadership & Prac
Group 3
Select two courses from the following:6
Foundations of Leadership
International Leadership Cap
Spec Topic in Int'l Leadership
Total Semester Credit Hours12