Global Management Concentration

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 concentration, you’ll gain proficiency in a foreign language while you examine how businesses are connected in multinational supply chains. You’ll investigate how markets without borders and the flow of people, information, and money impacts businesses in the international economy.

Through dynamic coursework, you’ll discover what it takes to achieve managerial excellence and operational success in an increasingly global environment.

Business students meeting.

What You’ll Learn

As a student 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, and international economics and finance.
  • Evaluate strategies for successfully entering into foreign markets, including strategic alliances and foreign direct investment.
  • Learn how to address diversity in the workplace, including cultural differences and how they impact 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 international business hubs 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

Business Requirements

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

* ECO 1203 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

Concentration Core

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

MGT 3357

International Management

MGT 4450

Senior Seminar in Global Management

MKT 3320

Global Marketing

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 (fluency or FLATS/CLEP exam) or completion of one foreign-language course at the 2000 level or above. 

Concentration Elective (choose one)

MGT 3355

Diversity in the Workplace

MGT 3370

International Entrepreneurship

MGT 3375

Doing Business in Emerging Markets

MGT 4900

Special Topics in Management (global management focus)