Global Business

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:48 months
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Description

Do you like to travel? Do you enjoy learning about new cultures? Are you curious how companies do business in different countries? If so, Global Business might be the perfect fit for you.

Earn a double-major in Global Business in just four years.

Choose to combine your major with any functional area of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, management, information systems and operations management, or entrepreneurship. We also offer a minor in global business for students in the Sawyer Business School and College of Arts & Sciences.

Whichever option you choose, you'll learn a foreign language, travel the globe, and explore internship opportunities. With so many double major combinations and study abroad options, you can tailor your degree to meet your career goals.

Because your program is unique to you, we recommend that you map out your multi-year schedule with the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Careers

There’s no question—you need a global mindset to compete in today’s marketplace. Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are increasingly multinational. They need leaders who can cross borders, embrace new cultures, and offer international perspectives.

A background in Strategy and International Business opens the door to many career opportunities. Our alumni become leaders in global organizations, such as Boston Brown Corporation, Liberty Mutual, Touraine Travel, TVM Capital, the US Coast Guard, and the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 15, 2015 Tuition fee
  • USD 16265 Semester (National)

Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265

Start date 2016 Credits 124 credits

BSBA students must complete a minimum of 124 credits, AND all mandatory courses and requirements.

Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The BSBA in Global Business requires the completion of 18 credits of global business courses, plus 18–24 credits of the functional major. Global Business majors are assigned a faculty advisor to assist them in planning their program of study and advise them on academic and career matters. Students in this major must have the approval of their faculty advisor to register. All changes to the Global Business Program of Study must be approved by the director of the Global Business Program. Please note that Global Business freshman and sophomore courses as part of the General Education requirements in this program differ from the other Business majors.

Global Business Required Courses, 3 Courses, 9 Credits

Students are required to complete:

  • Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement; economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); SIB 321

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will integrate global business theories and concepts with practice. Topics include: Transnational strategy, foreign direct investment, regional development clusters, role and operation of the WTO, outsourcing and supply chain management, and international ethics. Students integrate discipline-specific knowledge, practice investigation and decision-making around global business issues, improve business communication skills, and practice teamwork for global business decision- making.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Global Business Elective Courses, 3 Courses

Select three courses from the following:

  • Prerequisites:

    instructor's consent

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    SIB 321, Department Chair approval required before registration

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A project-based course that provides a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must take place outside the student's primary country of residence. Non-US students can pursue internships in the US. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. To be eligible, students cannot receive monetary compensation for the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must find a faculty supervisor who will evaluate and guide their academic work during the internship, as well as other internship-related assignments, and assign a grade upon completion of all internship requirements. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

    Type:

    Diverse Perspectives

  • Prerequisites:

    FIN-200 (formerly FIN 310); ACCT-331

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores economic, political and cultural variables that shape accounting and disclosure in various countries. Students also gain an understanding of international financial reporting standards and the forces for convergence between IFRS and USGAAP. Financial analysis in a multifinancial context.

  • Prerequisites:

    BLE 214

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course surveys the global legal environment of business. Emphasis is on case analysis of topics such as sovereignty, extraterritoriality, treaties, international contracts, arbitration, and the European Union. The managerial and economic significance of these topics is explored.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    EC 101 and EC 102

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines theories of international trade. The policy implications of each theory are explored and the effect of trade on the welfare of the nation is examined. Also the development of trade blocs and the the political economy of trade are studied. Normally offered every year.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Prerequisites:

    EC 101 and EC 102

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The balance of payments and foreign exchange markets and instruments, and the determination of exchange rates. Balance-of-payments adjustments under alternative exchange-rate systems, international liquidity, international economics policy and open economy macroeconomics.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Prerequisites:

    EC 101 and EC 102

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An economic analysis of the European Union, the history of European monetary and economic integration. and the creation of the Euro. A survey of the development and evolution of key European policies, such competition, industry, agriculture, environment, regional, etc. A discussion of economic implications of the enlargement of the European Union, as well as its trade relations with the U.S. and other countries within the context of the World Trade Organization.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the role of information systems and e-commerce in global business competition. It considers the technological, cultural, economic, social and legal issues in the development of cross-border information systems for business or social developments. Readings and cases will be used to examine current issues, as well as opportunities and challenges. Prerequisites: ISOM 310, or ISOM 423 or ACCT 430 May also be taken concurrently.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • Prerequisites:

    MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To what extent are our identities. ways of thinking, and behaving the products of our cultural environments? How do conceptions of motivation, leadership, decision making, negotiation, and ethics differ across cultures? How do expatriates settle abroad, and how do they re-enter the American life they are once so familiar? The purpose of this course is to examine the international context of management, specifically, the cross-cultural environment and how it shapes managers' and work organization members' experiences, roles and responsibilities.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Topics examined in this course include the variations in economic, social-cultural, legal-political, and business environments among different nations and how these variations affect the marketing practices across national boundaries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in national and international markets. Particular attention is given to the formulation of marketing plans and programs and policies to integrate and coordinate such activities on a global basis.

  • Prerequisites:

    SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 or Instructor permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Global health, global poverty, and global warming are three interrelated issues that are creating a perfect storm of crises worldwide with major impacts on the United States. This course is an overview of the problems - the needs, systems, programs, and financing. We will look critically at policies in these areas and discuss what needs to be done to address them. Students will write a major paper on an issue of their choice.

Functional Major Courses, 6–8 Courses, 18–24 Credits

Students are required to specialize in one business discipline (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, or Marketing). Students will take the major required and major elective courses as specified by the academic department concerned, which may include experiential components.

Up to one of the Global Business elective courses listed above may be double counted toward the Global Business major and the functional major, as long as it was also available as a course for the functional major.

Language Courses, 2 Courses, 8 Credits

Students must demonstrate competence beyond the second semester level of college instruction in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Japanese, or Arabic. Other languages will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the director of the Global Business Program. Students can also demonstrate competence by taking a placement test or through an interview with a language instructor if a placement test is not available. For this purpose, students should contact the Director of the Global Business Program. In this case, students can take Free Electives instead of the language courses. A suggested list of Free Electives relevant for the Global Business Program is given below.

Travel Requirement SIB 560 (formerly IB 560), Non-Credit

(No credits can be specifically assigned. It is a pre-professional experience.)

All Global Business majors are required to participate in overseas travel as part of their major. This requirement may be satisfied by completing a minimum of one travel seminar, a semester study abroad, or, with prior permission from the Director of the Global Business Program, a Global Business Internship abroad. Students must register for the zero-credit course SIB 560 - Global Travel Requirement, in the semester in which they plan to complete their travel.

  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for travel seminars and study abroad experience.
  • A maximum of one travel seminar may be used as a Global Business major elective while also fulfilling the SIB 560 requirement. Additional travel seminars will not count towards GB major electives but may be used as free elective credit.
  • Study abroad involves enrollment in semester-long or summer session courses at either Suffolk’s Madrid campus or at one of the programs open to Suffolk students at other institutions. All study abroad must be preapproved by the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center to ensure optimum credit distribution. Students may participate in more than one study abroad opportunity. Students interested in study abroad should plan to do so during their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year.
  • With prior permission from the director of the Global Business Program, students may also fulfill the travel requirement through a Global Business Internship. Two options are available: the three-credit course SIB 520 - Global Business Internship, and an internship without academic credit. The internship must take place outside students’ primary country of residence, including the U.S. for non-U.S. students. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective.

Recommended Free Electives

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic grounding in political institutions and processes in contemporary Spain. Political developments are presented in their socio-economic context, with special emphasis on the Spanish transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. Attention is also given to the issue of the Basque and Catalan nationalism, as well as the process of European integration. Prerequisite: GVT 281 or instructor's consent. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years at the Madrid Campus.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore the role played by the United States in the Middle East in the twentieth century, with emphasis on the period since World War II. Our study will begin with a decision-making approach to understanding the domestic and institutional context of America's policy toward the region, followed by an examination of that policy as it confronted radical nationalist, socialist, and Islamic movements, Soviet influence, and specific contemporary problems - the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese civil war, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, and the Gulf War. Open to non-majors, not open to freshmen. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Prerequisites:

    Not open to freshmen.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examiner political and economic institutions of newly independent entities from Kazakhstan to the Baltics. It will include historical roots of the Soviet Union from the Russian Revolution through the Gorbachev years. Attention will be paid to Marxist theory and non-Marxist challenges for the economy of the area as well as the state. While some of attention will be paid to foreign relations of the former Soviet Union and the current regimes with Western Europe and the U.S. and elsewhere, the major emphasis will be on domestic policy on citizens of the former Soviet Union. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • Prerequisites:

    GVT 281 or instructor's consent. Junior status or above

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    current political trends in the Caribbean and in selected Central American nations. Emphasis will be placed on comparative analysis of public policies in the region, as well as on external factors which impact on politics in the Caribbean and Central America. Students will use academic sources in their analysis, as well as novels and other literary sources for the background of their analysis. Not open to freshmen. Normally offered every third year. Cultural Diversity B

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Social Science,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • Prerequisites:

    Junior status or above

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasis on a particular approach to the problems of economic modernization and political development. Historical background; the revolutionary movement; present political structures and current issues. Cultural Diversity B

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Social Science,Asian Studies

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study of the government and politics of North and South Korea, including the political systems of the two countries and relationship between them, including issues of reunification, nuclear weapons, and democratization. Offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Social Science,Asian Studies

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The class examines Japanese history from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The topics include early modern Japan during the Tokugawa era, Meiji Restoration, Japanese imperialism and World War II, Japan's emergence as the second largest economy in the world. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of modern Chinese history from the sixteenth century to the present. The class focuses on two major themes. First, we will study the conflict between the modern state and traditional society. We will discuss China's turbulent transition from an old empire to the Communist regime, the dynamics behind this transition, and the price that ordinary Chinese people have paid. Second, we will study China's interactions with the outside world from the first Opium War to China's entrance to the World Trade Organization. (Formerly HST 132) Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The political, economic, social and cultural developments of the principal European states since 1900. Topics include: World War I; the social and economic dislocations of the 1920s and 1930s; the rise of Fascism and National Socialism; World War II; the remains of colonialism; modernization and Americanization since the 1960s; the European Union; Europe after the Cold War; and throughout the twentieth century, the importance of class and class conflict, nationalism, and war in shaping the European experience.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

BSBA Degree Requirements

The completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree includes:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework and satisfaction of all degree requirements;
  • 2.0 overall cumulative average;
  • 2.0 average in major and minor fields of study;
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of business coursework must be completed at Suffolk University; and,
  • An overall minimum of 45 semester hours of coursework must be completed at Suffolk University to be eligible to be considered for degree.

BSBA students must complete a minimum of 124 credits, AND all mandatory courses and requirements. Course descriptions may be updated periodically to reflect changes since the last published catalog.
Full-time students normally complete their degree requirements in four years. A student may shorten the time required by attending summer sessions. Part-time students normally take five to seven years to complete the requirements, depending on the course load carried

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with specific degree requirements. Any exception to the Program of Study requires written approval from Michele Rosenthal, Director, Undergraduate Programs, Sawyer Business School.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 77

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Requirements

We do not use specific minimums for scores or grades in the decision process, but weigh all factors together to gain a whole view of you and your potential for success as a Suffolk University student:

  • Level and range of high school courses selected
  • Grades achieved (official high school transcript with senior year grades)
  • SAT or ACT scores (our code is 3771)
  • Recommendations (two required; one from a guidance counselor, one from a teacher)
  • The essay
  • Other required forms
  • Admission interview (optional)
  • Transfer students should view the transfer requirements page for more details.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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