Academics

Global Business

The Global Business major offered through Contractual Studies is designed to provide students with a flexible framework that allows them to meet their needs and objectives. The scope and depth of the courses designed for this major offer students a global perspective in the functional areas of business. While the internship requirement adds practical value to their educational experience, the intensive language requirement further enhances their opportunity to succeed in the global business environment.

The degree requirements for the B.A. or B.S.** in Contractual Studies in Global Business include:

Course Requirements

Core Courses (24 hours for Women's College):

  • BUS 202. Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203. Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 261. Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 262. Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311. Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371. Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 202. Principles of Economics II, Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Concentration Courses (19 hours for Women's College):

  • GB 401. Global Business Enterprise (3 s.h.)
  • GB 403. Global Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • GB 405. International Business Negotiation (3 s.h.)
  • GB 407. International Trade and Finance (3 s.h.)
  • GB 470. International Internship (4 s.h.)
  • GB 498. Senior Research Project (3 s.h.)

Restricted Electives (9-15 hours

  • +LANG 2. Second Language Course (3 s.h.)
  • +LANG 3. Third Language Course (3 s.h.)
  • GEOG 164. Introduction to World Geography (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 107 or 160. Business Calculus or Calculus I ( 3 s.h.) *Math 160 required for B.S. degree
  • MATH 140. Statistics (3 s.h.)

(+) Exempt for students whose first language is not English

(*) For B.S. degree, students must satisfy all General Education 

Learning Outcomes

• Broad understanding of core business subjects
• Specialized experience in the global dimension of the functional areas in business
• Sensitivity and understanding of cultures and their influence on business conduct
• Effective communication and negotiation skills
• Practical experience in a business environment in a second culture
• Intensive study of a foreign language

Detailed course requirements

Students majoring in Global Business must complete 24 hours of core business courses and 19 hours in International Business. All students majoring in Business must take at least 12 hours of the core and 9 hours in International Business at Columbia College.

Requirements for a Major in Global Business (B.A. degree):

Major courses (43 hours) are the core courses (24 hours) Business 202, 203, 261, 262, 311, 371, ECON 201, ECON 202 and the courses in Global Business (19 hours): Global Business 401, 403, 405, 407, 470, 498. Restricted electives are Mathematics 107 or 160, Mathematics 140, Geography 164, and *2 language courses beyond the General Education Modern Language requirement. Those restricted electives can satisfy the requirements for the General Education program, a minor or another major.
* Students with academic credential in a language other than English are exempted from the language requirement.

Requirements for a Major in Global Business (B.S. degree):

Major courses (43 hours) are the core courses (24 hours) Business 202, 203, 261, 262, 311, 371, ECON 201, ECON 202 and the courses in Global Business (19 hours): Global Business 401, 403, 405, 407, 470, 498. Restricted electives are Mathematics 140, 160,  Geography 164, and *2 language courses beyond the General Education Modern Language requirement. Those restricted electives can satisfy the requirements for the General Education program, a minor or another major.
* Students with academic credential in a language other than English are exempted from the language requirement.

 

Notes:
• GB 400, 401 and GB 405 are existing courses (BUS400LS, 401 and BUS 405) that will be renamed or cross-listed.
• Courses written in italics are new courses that will be first offered as special topics courses (BUS 490) or taken at another institution as transient credits. Future numbering is tentative.
• Courses marked with an asterisk * in the list of Restricted Electives can be used to satisfy the General Education or graduation requirements.
• Students with academic credentials in a language other than English are exempt for courses marked with a plus (+).
• A specialization in one of the functional areas in Global Business such as International Finance may be completed through the required senior project.