Global Business Leadership

Department Chair: Sanford Moskowitz

Faculty: Jean Didier, John Hasselberg, Wendy Klepetar, Lisa Lindgren, Paul Marsnik, Sanford Moskowitz, Kingshuk Mukherjee, Steve Mucci, Margrette Newhouse, Rui Oliveira, Deborah Pembleton, Timothy Reardon, Mark Schmidt, Steve Schwarz, Tony Yan

The global business environment, in which change is a constant, requires a different type of leader.  This new leader must have functional knowledge and analytical skills, yet be adept at leading teams of innovators.  These leaders must have a global mindset that combines an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets with a propensity and ability to see common patterns across countries and markets.  At the same time in an organization with a global mindset, people view cultural and geographic diversity as opportunities to explore and are prepared to adopt successful practices and good ideas wherever in the world they come from.

The global business leadership curriculum provides an intensive, community based, 16 credit sophomore course experience.  Juniors and seniors will take upper level core classes in global business and as seniors take a capstone advanced global strategy course.  Students will receive the opportunity to develop a global mind-set through study abroad experiences, international internships, and in-depth studies in doing business in a specific region of the world. 


Global Business Leadership is focused on ensuring students expand their global business mindset, business knowledge, professional skills and ethical frameworks. Assessment is embedded throughout the curriculum to measure progression of student knowledge and inform our pedagogy.

Acceptance to Major Requirements

Course Requirements:  ACFN 111, ECON 111, MATH 118 or 119 or 122 or 124, GBUS 210, GBUS 220, GBUS 230 and 240
Minimum Grade and/or GPA for required courses:  GPA 2.0
Minimum Cumulative GPA:  2.00
Other requirements:  Student must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for the 6 courses listed above.  We do not consider the student's overall college GPA in deciding whether to admit to the major.

Major (56 credits)

Global Business Leadership Required Courses:
From supporting disciplines - to be taken during first year: (12 credits)
ACFN 113; ECON 111 and one mathematics course from the following: MATH 118, 119, 122, or 124.

From global business leadership: (44 credits):

1.  Sophomore Year (Cohorts; 16 credits): GBUS       210, 230, 220, 240.

2.  Junior & Senior Year - Completion of sophomore level courses is required for enrollment in 300 level courses:

a.  GBUS 300
b.  Three courses (12 credits) from GBUS core courses: GBUS 311, 321, 341,  or 361
c.  GBUS Elective (4 credits) from: upper (300) level GBUS courses
d.  Experiential Learning (4 credits): GBUS 397/397A (Internship) or 394 (Practicum)

3.  Senior Year: GBUS 381(Capstone)

With the exception of GBUS 397A (which is taken for S/U grade only), GBUS majors must take all their required credits from courses listed in 1, 2 and 3 above for grades A/F.

Minor (24 credits)

From supporting disciplines (12 credits):
ACFN 113; ECON 111 and one mathematics course from the following: MATH 118, 119, 122, or 124.

From global business leadership: (20 credits):

1. Foundational courses (Cohorts; 16 credits): GBUS 210, 230, 220, 240.

2. Global enterprise (4 Credits): GBUS 300

GBUS minors must take all their required credits from courses 1 and 2 above for grades A/F.

Courses (GBUS)