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Specialized Global Professional Education 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. Depending on track and program, it may include taking regular MSU academic courses or 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 Fees

Program fees vary by program. Please see the Fees and Finance page to check the fee for your program of interest.

SGPEP Second Language Studies Program

SGPEP Second Language Studies Program offers a joint collaboration with MSU Second Language Studies Program. After spending the first semester in VIPP to improve their communication skills and understanding of second language acquisition, participants will move their academic activities to the Second Language Studies Program where they may audit courses after consulting with the advisor designated by the program. The advisor as well as faculty of the program will provide supervision to their research projects. VIPP participants will be invited to participate in multiple academic activities hosted by Second Language Studies Program and will have access to the other resources including English Language Center (ELC) and Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA).

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).

SGPEP Public Policy and Government Leadership Program

SGPEP Public Policy and Government Leadership Program is ideal for government officials. We offer three tracks for various needs.

Overview of Track Program Offerings:

Track 1 is a 6 month to 1-year long training including VIPP courses.

Track 2 is a 1-year long program that offers Track 1 plus includes a cultural field trip to the East Coast (Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C.,) as well as four Michigan trips, one MSU academic course, one English Language Center course, and academic advising.

Track 3 is a 1-year long program that offers Track 2 plus includes additional cultural trips to Atlanta (Corporate Headquarters visit) and Chicago (Business and Museum visit), up to two MSU academic courses as life-long credits, and up to two English Language Center courses.

Speak with your program coordinator to learn about full offerings and services for each track.

SGPEP Global Leadership and Management Program

SGPEP Global Leadership and Management is ideal for mid-career professionals coming from general fields and industries.

SGPEP Global Finance and Leadership Program

SGPEP Global Finance and Leadership Program is ideal for professionals coming from finance and economics fields. The program includes two special field trips to Chicago and the East Coast.

SGPEP Global Media and Leadership Program

SGPEP Global Media and Leadership Program is ideal for professionals coming from media, advertising, and journalism. Participants have an opportunity to go to East coast trip during summer.

SGPEP Urban Planning Program

SGPEP Urban Planning Program is ideal for corporate officials coming from urban planning, construction, and sustainability backgrounds. The program offers many benefits including a cultural field trip to the East Coast and conference registration for Building Michigan Communities Conference.

 

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