Important Dates

GMC Online Courses: May 15th – June 10th

GMC Madrid Face-to-Face: June 12th - June 23rd
Depart: June 10th or 11th
Return: June 24th

  • Earn valuable international business skills while immersing yourself in Europe.
  • Participate with 15-25 other graduate students from around Europe, North America, and Asia.
  • Assess your own Cultural Intelligence and ways to improve it.
  • Sharpen your decision-making ability, engage effectively, and resolve conflicts with international scope.
  • Gain a firm command of the behavioral skills you’ll need in an international environment.
  • Opportunity to extend your stay in Spain at program end.

Thursday, February 16th
5:00 P.M.
Room 205

Wednesday, March 8th
3:30 P.M.
Room 205

The global value chain has changed profoundly during the last six decades. No longer are traditional value chains structured around Western creators and Eastern makers. From the rise of Japan in the 1960s to the re-emergence of China in the 1990s, the center of global economic power has shifted in dramatic ways.

As a result, understanding the interdependent global economy has become a competitive imperative.

This post-graduate certificate program provides an in-depth study of global economics, management, leadership, and communication, all of which are necessary for success in today’s global business environment.

This structure accommodates today’s demanding business and academic schedules while taking advantage of the latest in technology – both online and in-country.

The CCSJ / EOI Graduate Global Management Certificate will show you how to navigate the global economy with greater confidence and success. Each course in the program includes four weeks of online activities and two weeks of in-country face-to-face instruction delivered by an international faculty selected for their ability to deliver a real-world connection between theory and practice. Indeed, you will be able to put your newly acquired skills to use before you even depart for Spain.

Dr. Steve Varela
Mr. Steve Varela, MS, MBA, PhD

Director of the Business Management Program
Room 523
(219) 473-4355

Steve A. Varela is the Business Management Program Director in the Department of Business and Information Technology at Calumet College of Saint Joseph. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor of Management at Fort Hays State University’s China campus and also an Assistant Professor of International Business at Tunghai University located in Taichung, Taiwan.

Dr. Varela earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science/MIS and a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from DePaul University, an M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, and a Ph.D. from the International School of Management based in Paris, France. Steve developed new courses such as East-West Negotiation for Asian audiences in Taiwan and also localized first year of studies courses for Nigerian students while at Northeastern University. His primary research interests are in the fields of international negotiation and culture.

His recent presentations include Varela, S. (Presenter and Author), “The Primacy of Cultural Metacognition in Intercultural Business Negotiation” presented at the Marketing Asia Group Scholar Conference, Porto, Portugal. (June, 2015), and Varela, S. (Presenter and Author) “The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Intercultural Business Negotiation”, presented at the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics. Destin, FL. (April, 2014).

Prior to teaching, Steve served in various international business development roles for firms such as Motorola International Ventures Corporation, Iridium Satellite LLC, and Telefonica S.A. in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico. Indeed, he has spent nearly half of his adult life as an expatriate.

Steve serves as a member of CCSJ’s Graduate Programs Committee and his professional contributions includes service as the North American Director of the Marketing in Asia Scholar Group, and as a board member of the Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance and the Hudson Lake Conservation Association. Dr. Varela is also certified in Cultural Intelligence and a licensed commodity broker. He lives in New Carlisle, Indiana with his wife and two daughters.

More details can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

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