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Global Business Studies

Dr. Grishma Shah
Director of the Program

The Global Business Studies program seeks to provide a global and multi-disciplinary perspective on the economic, social, cultural, ecological and technological elements (at both the micro and macro levels) of a globally integrated economy. The Global Business Studies co-major complements functional and technical business skills with a global mindset, vital to ethical, well-balanced decision making and leadership. The cornerstone of inclusive globalization is a conscious decision maker well aware of international development, economics, environmental sustainability, geo-politics, and global inequities. Students interested in pursuing a career in the international arena of business and/or inclined towards a global perspective will find the Global Business Studies co-major beneficial.

The Global Business Studies co-major option requires that students choose a primary major in a Business discipline (e.g., Marketing, Management, Finance, Economics, Computer Information Systems, Business Analytics). Global Business Studies is a second major (and not intended to be a standalone major). 

Proficiency in a foreign language is strongly recommended.

Co-Major

Global Business Studies

Students in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to  pursue a co-major in Global Business Studies must take:

MGMT 309Management of International Business3
GLBL 414International Field Study Seminar3
(or other approved international immersion experience)
Total Credits6

One additional (3 credit) course from the following:

ECON 334International Economics3
ECON 412Economic Growth and Development3
FIN 436Multinational Finance3
GLBL 470Independent Study: International Business3
MKTG 412International Marketing3
MGMT 300 or 400 level approved course with an international component3

Two additional (6 credits) interdisciplinary electives from the following:

COMM 371Intercultural Communication3
INTL 201Global Issues3
INTL 310Technology and Society3
INTL 312Ethnicity in the Modern World3
INTL 315Special Topics: Area Studies3
POSC 205Political Geography3
POSC 209Comparative Politics3
POSC 223Environmental Politics3
POSC 251Global Issues3
POSC 254Global Cities3
POSC 343Government and Politics of the Middle East3
POSC 351International Relations3
POSC 357United States Foreign Policy3
SOC 212Migration, Globalization, and Culture3
SOC 329Political Economy of Global Migration3

                                                                                  Total Credits for Co-Major                                                                                       15

Minor

Global Business Studies

Students in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to minor in Global Business Studies must take:

MGMT 309Management of International Business3
GLBL 414International Field Study Seminar3
(or other approved international immersion experience)

Students must also take one of the following course elective options:

ECON 334International Economics3
ECON 412Economic Growth and Development3
FIN 436Multinational Finance3
GLBL 470Independent Study: International Business3
MGMT 309Management of International Business3
MKTG 412International Marketing3
MGMT 300 or 400 level approved course with an international component3

Total Credits for Minor:                                                                                            9

Global Business Studies Learning Goals

In addition to the business core and primary major learning goals and objectives, students who graduate with a global business co-major will:

1. Develop a global mindset, vital to ethical, inclusive, and conscious decisions making in business contexts.

2. Examine business and relevant global issues through a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional lens.

3. Engage in a minimum of one global immersion and participate in an in-depth project examining issues explored during the immersion.

Courses

GLBL 414. International Field Study Seminar. 3 Credits.

A program designed to access the impact of the foreign environment on the international firm. Seminars will be conducted at home and abroad. Students will visit selected companies in a foreign country in January. (Participants are responsible for the cost of travel, lodging, meals and miscellaneous expenses.) Open to students approved by the instructor.

GLBL 470. Independent Study: International Business. 3 Credits.

A program of supervised reading and research under the direction of a member of the Department. Topics and methods of research are to be developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Open to qualified students who meet the departmental requirements and have the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean.