Global Business Communication

Global Business Communication Skills Courses

This two-part course series is designed to prepare students for a successful job or internship search and the professional skills needed to excel in this internship or job. Global Business Communication Skills (GBCS) I is 1.2 CEUs and offered in the fall and GBCS II is 1.2 CEUs and offered in the spring. GBCS I is not a prerequisite of GBCS II.

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Global Business Communication Skills I (PCS 9200)

Offered in Fall

The Global Business Communication Skills I course is designed to help students learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment. Students advance their written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance their careers. Topics include networking and conducting a job search, professional presentation skills, successful interview strategies and intercultural communication dynamics. The course is also an introduction to marketing research through project-based learning. Students develop and carry out a marketing research plan, analyzing and organizing market data into a presentation. Students enrolling in the GBCS II course will present their marketing project results in the GBCS II course.

Fall 2022:
Date and Time: Thursdays,10/13/22 - 11/17/22, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: San Francisco State University Main Campus, Humanities Building 288
Class Number: 11546 | CEUs: 1.2 | Section: 1 | Course Fee: $350

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Global Business Communication Skills II (PCS 9201)

Offered in Spring

The Global Business Communication Skills II course is designed to help students learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment. Students advance their written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance their careers. Topics include networking and conducting a job search, professional presentation skills, successful interview strategies and intercultural communication dynamics. The course is also an introduction to marketing research. Students who’ve completed the GBCS I course present their marketing research results from that course.

 

 

Why Enroll in Global Business Communication Courses?

  • Learn communication skills for success in an ever-changing global business environment
  • Improve your written and spoken communication skills while gaining knowledge, skills and experiences to advance your career
  • Refine and receive feedback on job search materials (resume, cover letter, elevator pitch)
  • Gain hands-on experience networking, conducting a job search and interviewing
  • Improve professional presentation skills
  • Explore intercultural communication dynamics
  • Learn the basics of marketing research through project-based learning
  • Practice giving a professional presentation

Intended Audience

Individuals considering or actively pursuing an internship, job or career change or individual interested in improving their professional communication skills.

Cost and Length

Cost: $350 per class, $700 for both classes
Length: Six weeks per class, 12 weeks for both classes
When to Start: Fall, Spring

 

 

Lina Jurkunas, Faculty

Lina Jurkunas, Faculty

Faculty

Lina Jurkunas

Lina Jurkunas is an English educator, instructional designer, and all-around academic enthusiast who has been working with English language learners from around the globe since 2013. She is currently the Academic Director of the Intercultural Institute of California, a nonprofit Intensive English Program, in San Francisco. Prior to her current leadership role, she completed two U.S. Department of State Fellowships: the Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) Program, Turkey, 2018 - 2019; and the English Language Fellow Program, Turkey, 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021. She earned her M.A. in English with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from San Francisco State University and her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Questions?

Please contact us at celglobal@sfsu.edu.

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