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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 Fees

Program fees vary. Please check each program page below. 

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: $150 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $14,000 (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: $150 (non-refundable)

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

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 the US East Coast (New York City, Washington DC) during summer time is also included. 

Fees

Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)

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

SGPEP Public Policy and Government Leadership Program

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

Track 1 is for a 6 month or 1-year long training. Participants can choose one option from three special offers below. If a participant wants to choose more than one option, an additional fee will apply.  

1) faculty-supervised independent study OR 

2) field studies/ internship OR 

3) a hybrid leadership effectiveness certificate program offered by MSU College of Business. In this option, participants take a hybrid course which combines the eight-week online course and four offline face-to-face classroom instructions. This option is only available in the Fall semester. Therefore, if a participant joins the program in the Spring semester for 6 months only, s/he cannot choose this option.     

If a participant chooses 1) or 2) s/he will earn a certificate from the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) only. If a participant chooses option 3, a hybrid leadership effectiveness certificate program, s/he will be awarded two certificates from VIPP and MSU's College of Business. 

Fees

Application fee: $150 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $8,500 (6 months), $15,000 (1 year)  

Track 2 is a 1-year long program which combines Track 1 and a cultural field trip to the East Coast (Niagara Fall, New York City, Washington D.C.) in summer time. 

Dual certification by VIPP and MSU's College of Business is only possible for those who choose option 3, a hybrid leadership effectiveness certificate program. 

Fees

Application fee: $150 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $18,000 (12 months only)    

Track 3 is an 1 year program that offers Track 2 + 2 MSU regular courses (6 credits in total, including English Language Center courses) as life-long credits.  

- one option from three special offers 1) faculty-supervised independent study 2) field studies/ internship OR 3) a hybrid leadership effectiveness certificate program

- a one-week long cultural field trip to the East Coast 

- AND 2 MSU regular courses 

Dual certification by VIPP and MSU's College of Business is only possible for those who choose option 3, a hybrid leadership effectiveness certificate program.

Fees

Application fee: $150 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $24,000 (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: $150 (non-refundable)

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

SGPEP Urban Planning Program

SGPEP Urban Planning Program is ideal for corporate officials coming from urban planning, construction, and sustainability backgrounds. The program offers 1) 2 MSU regular courses (up to 6 credits including English Language Center course) as life-long credits 2) Leadership Effectiveness certification from MSU 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. 3) Cultural field trip to the East Coast, AND 4) Conference registration for Building Michigan Communities Conference.   

Fees

Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)

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

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