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Girard School of Business

Global Management

Today, every business is a global business.

Whether firms are managing their international operations, importing, exporting, or competing with foreign competitors, the global economy demands managers who can address the complexities of the international business environment.

In our cross-disciplinary global management program, you’ll gain proficiency in a foreign language while you examine how businesses are connected in global supply chains. You’ll investigate how markets without borders and the flow of people, information and money impacts businesses in the global economy. Through your dynamic coursework, you’ll discover what it takes to achieve managerial excellence and operational success in an increasingly global economy.

Meet Your Major

As a manager with a global management concentration, you will have an opportunity to profit from a range of opportunities:

  • Broaden your perspectives of global business by diving into topics such as international management, the economics of global behavior, cross-cultural organizational behavior and international marketing.
  • Cultivate an understanding of international interconnectedness by exploring complex trade relationships, supplier and customer networks, international economics and finance.
  • Evaluate strategies for successfully entering into foreign markets, including strategic alliances and foreign direct investments.
  • Learn how to address diversity in the workplace, including cultural differences and how they affect international negotiations.
  • Use this concentration to boost your business career, particularly in multinational firms, management consulting, investment banking, venture capital and other careers in the global context.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships and study-abroad programs. Build world travel and cultural immersion into your curriculum by studying in world business centers like London, Shanghai and São Paulo.

Career Options

Having gained global market insight and cultural agility, you will be poised for opportunities across a number of fields, such as general management; banking and finance; and marketing. Potential employers could include:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Small and medium enterprises taking part in global value chains
  • Domestic and foreign financial institutions
  • International trade organizations
  • Management consulting firms

What You’ll Take

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements*:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

* ECO1201 and MTH1003 or MTH1115 are pre-requisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

In addition to the core courses in business administration, listed above, global management majors must also complete the following courses:

MGT 3357

International Management

MKT 3320

Global Marketing

INB 4450

Senior Seminar in International Business 

ECO 3306
FIN 4406

International Economics
International Financial Management

Foreign-Language Requirement

In pursuing a global management concentration, you’ll be required to show evidence of competence or completion of two foreign-language courses at the 2000 level or above.


Personalize your experience by choosing one elective from the following list:

MGT 3355

Diversity in the Workplace

MGT 4900

Special Topics in Management (must have a global management focus)