The Global Business Studies program prepares students for employment in global business, importing and exporting, and global marketing. Upon completion of the certificates, graduates may qualify as managers within the global business department of a business organization, or become entrepreneurs, import and exporters, or global logistics managers. Minimum certificate credit hours are 12 or 15, but students are encouraged to take additional courses in global business studies, modern languages, and courses identified in the Global Studies concentration to be better prepared for global business success.
Global Business Studies Courses
Course introduces students to the study of global business. Content includes issues and topics related to conducting business outside of the U.S. domestic marketplace, with a focus on cultural, political, legal and ethical business practices around the world and the implications of these factors.
Course focuses on U.S. import and export regulations and how companies can develop their trade compliance programs. Key topics include tariff classification, country of origin determination, valuation for tariff calculation, free trade agreements, export controls, and export filing requirements.
Course is an introduction to global sourcing, procurement and import procedures. Students will examine sourcing strategies, identify and evaluate suppliers, consider cultural impacts on negotiations, explore the meaning of boiler plate contracts, and examine U.S. import regulations.
Course focuses on the global supply chain and logistics, as well as the proper execution of international trade documentation and payment terms. Topics include, among others, the use of Incoterms® rules, various transportation options, Letters of Credit, packaging, security and technology.
Course provides an overview of the marketing process as applied to global marketing. Content includes concerns of inexperienced firm considering exporting as an option for increased sales and profits, and presents an approach for experienced firm in evaluating export marketing process and reaching global markets.
Course provides an overview of current global economic, political and socio-cultural events and perspectives that affect global business. Using a variety of resources, students will analyze and discuss the impact of current events on global business activities.
Course focuses on the role of the executive, middle and front-line management in directing and improving organizational performance in a global environment. Concepts covered include management of various types of international risks, strategic planning, and decision-making facing global business.
Course examines the foreign exchange situation domestically and world wide. Content includes dollar exchange rates, spot, forward, futures and options markets, appropriate history and economics/finance topics. Focus is on foreign exchange from the viewpoint of the trader of currencies, the hedger and the international importer/exporter.
Course provides opportunity to earn credit and valuable experience while doing a project on the job in an approved company. Intended for the second-year Global Business Studies student.
Course designed to meet the special interest needs of global business students and local business organizations. Students may repeat GBS 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Fee Varies. Prerequisite may vary by topic.