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Global Business

Global Business is a co-major option for undergraduate students with another declared business major. Students electing this program simultaneously pursue a major in a functional area of business and—in the co-major—global business coursework that is country- or region-specific.

Features of the program include:

  • In-depth academic exploration of a specific country or region through its economy, politics, history, language, and culture
  • Required study abroad experience, allowing students to learn first hand about the chosen country or region as well as to enhance their language capacity and cultural understanding, all through the lived experience and field study
  • Specialized academic advising

This second major for business students allows each student to pursue a customized curriculum that will develop business knowledge, cultivate region-specific expertise, and enhance cross-cultural competencies.

Special Features

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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Cultural Enrichment

Cultural Enrichment

Professional Networking

Professional Networking

The Global Business co-major provides business students with foreign language skills the opportunity to extend their passion for global citizenship.


Student Perspectives

Fulfilling a Passion for Global Citizenship

The Global Business program experience builds global perspective among our students.

Global Business Co-Major Curriculum

  1. Introduction to the region (3 credit hours).
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in the language of the region, or where this is not feasible, at least one language course at the 200 level or above (min. 3 credit hours). Students may demonstrate language proficiency by completing business coursework delivered in the language of the country or region selected.
  3. Economics of the region (3 credit hours).
  4. Political and/or Regulatory Environment of the region (3 credit hours).
  5. History of the region (3 credit hours).
  6. One international or global focused upper level business elective, which is in a discipline other than that of the student's other business major (3 credit hours).
  7. Capstone Global Business Course:  choice of courses as set forth in the Academic Bulletin (3 credit hours).
  8. Minimum of one semester study abroad is required, in the country or region being studied.
    • Students may choose to satisfy the co-major's economics and/or history and/or politics/regulation course requirement in-country.
    • Students may choose to complete an Arts & Humanities cognate in-country, deepening the cultural immersion.

Prospective students who desire more information about the Global Business Program, should contact Assistant Dean, Ellen McPhillip

Current business students with questions should contact their assigned academic advisor in Merrick 104.

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