International Studies & Programs

Specialized Global Professional Educational Program

SGPEP is designed for companies, government agencies, educational institutions and other entities interested in a customized program for an individual or a group of employees. It's also available for self-funded individuals who are looking for a more intensive program. 


In addition to GPEP's programming, SGPEP provides a more personalized educational service and intensive professional development opportunity. SGPEP is designed to meet the specific requirements and requests of the funding sponsor, or individual by providing focused and tailored training. It may include taking regular MSU academic courses or full-semester of the ELC (English Language Center) courses; creating a specialized course or seminar on particular topics; one-on-one instruction; field trips to other U.S. cities; internships; and research collaboration opportunities. Many SGPEP components are designed in collaboration with MSU Schools or Institutes or even non-MSU entities to meet the sponsor's particular requirements.

In addition to new open-enrollment programs below, VIPP offers SGPEPs in various fields including Human Resources, Urban Planning, and Policy Making and Government Management. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Global Professional Certificate.

 

Program Components

Intensive learning including specialized courses on specific topics, seminars, internships and field trips as requested by individuals or sponsoring organizations.

Funding Source

Funded by individual or sponsoring organization.

Visa

J-1 non-degree student visa

If your study is supported by someone other than yourself (your company, government, or other external agency) and their support is more than 51 percent of your funding, you are eligible for a J-1 non-degree student visa. 

Program Fees

Please check each program fee below. Fee includes tuition and logistics. Fee does not include health insurance, international or domestic airfare, or any other living costs. 

SGPEP Global Finance and Leadership Program

SGPEP Global Finance and Leadership Program awards two separate certificates from the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) and a Professional Certificate from MSU's Eli Broad College of Business. For a certificate from the College of Business, participants must take a hybrid course which combines the eight week-long online course by College of Business and four offline face-to-face classroom instructions.  The Program also provides special guest seminars in collaboration with other universities, such as DePaul University and University of Michigan. 

Participants will have the privilege to attend a special field trip to Chicago, one of the top ten global financial centers in the world. We will visit key financial companies, including Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Investor Services, Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT: CME Group), and/or National Futures Association (NFA). A cultural field trip to US East Coast (New York City, Washington DC) during summer time is also included. 

Fees

Application Fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program Fee: $25,000 (1 year program only) 

SGPEP Public Policy and Government Leadership Program

SGPEP Public Policy and Government Leadership has two tracks.

Track 1 awards two separate certificates from the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) and a Professional Certificate from MSU's Eli Broad College of Business. For a certificate from the College of Business, participants must take a hybrid course which combines the existing eight-week online course by College of Business and four offline face-to-face classroom instructions. 

Fees

Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $15,000 (12 months), $9,500 (6 months)

Track 2 offers an opportunity to take 1 course (for Spring semester program) or 2 MSU regular courses (1 year program) in public policy as life-long credits. This program also includes a cultural field trip to East Coast during Spring or summer.  

Fees

Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $26,000 (12 months), $14,500 (6 months: only offered in Spring semester)

 

SGPEP Law Program

SGPEP Law Program offers a joint collaboration with MSU College of Law. After spending the first semester in VIPP to improve their English language and communication skills, participants will move their academic activities to the law school and may audit two College of Law courses after consulting with the Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs at the College of Law. VIPP participants will be invited to participate in multiple faculty development activities hosted by the College of Law and will have access to the Law library including electronic resources (e.g., Westlaw, LEXIS). 

Fees

Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $13,500 (12 months) 

SGPEP Global Leadership and Management Program

SGPEP Global Leadership and Management awards two separate certificates from the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) and a Professional Certificate from MSU Eli Broad College of Business. The program will offer a hybrid course on leadership and management, which combines the eight week-long online course offered by MSU College of Business and offline face-to-face classroom instruction. 

Fees

Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $15,000 (12 months), $9,500 (6 months)

SGPEP Global Educational Studies Program

SGPEP Global Educational Studies Program provides the privilege to attend an intensive language training course and customized course in education at VIPP. The program also includes separate trip to Chicago and the East Coast (New York and Washington D.C.) 

Fees

Application fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $27,000 (12 months)/ 12 months only 

SGPEP Global Media and Leadership Program

SGPEP Global Media and Leadership Program awards two separate certificates from the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) and a Professional Certificate from MSU's Eli Broad College of Business. For a certificate from the College of Business, participants should take a hybrid course which combines the existing eight week-long online course by College of Business and four offline face-to-face classroom instructions. Participants have an opportunity to go to East coast trip during summer and receive support for their travel related to professional development.

Fees

Application Fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Program Fee: $25,000 (1 year program only) 

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