The private sector has continued to play a significant role within all aspects of international affairs, interacting with governmental and non-governmental actors. A failure of a large firm can have real effects on people at all corners of the world. Development policies now recognize the critical role of private incentives at the most micro level. Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their ethical and socially responsible behavior.
The Global Business (GBUS) major will provide BSFS students with a unique opportunity to combine a basic business education with their political and economic coursework, and their advanced language, research, and cross-cultural proficiencies. The major offers BSFS students access to courses offered by the McDonough School of Business (MSB) in accounting, international marketing, corporate finance, and business operations. Students are enabled to use the tools from the business disciplines to understand and analyze the firm and the private sector.
Through an integrated learning experience, the aim of the major is to produce a new breed of graduates who are fluent in the global languages of business, politics, economics, and culture. This fluency and the associated analytical capacity should allow graduates to pursue careers in the private and public sectors, non-profits, and academia, and allow them to freely move between those sectors as their careers evolve. Graduates of our GBUS major would be able to understand corporate ethics and social responsibility and how political and economic environments have made these strategic concerns of the global firm.