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Global Business Management

The concentration for Global Business Management is a multidisciplinary stream that allows a student to take courses on the practice of management in a global context and to acquire a global mindset. The focus of the concentration is management of a global firm or the practice of management in a global context. The concentration combines coursework in global management and global functions with an experiential component to experience global management directly. It also broadens the understanding of the global management context by offering a wide selection of international business and liberal arts courses. Minimum competency levels in a second language, although not required, add to the credibility of this concentration. Students will obtain a total of 16 credits as outlined below.

Sponsored by: Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education, Management Division, Marketing Division, and Economics Division

Staff/Primary ContactErin Jenkins (Program Manager, Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education)

Concentration contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration; you should feel free to contact the staff member and/or faculty member with questions.

Required Courses 

Courses from Which Students Must Choose a Minimum Distribution At least two (2) of the four (4) courses required to complete this concentration must be selected from the following group:  

  • FIN 4570 Global Financial Management
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Management
  • MOB 3560 Global Strategic Management 
  • MOB 3582 Global Management Communication

One (1) course required from the following group (must be exclusive to either the first or second group of courses listed here):

  • BRC 3502 The Business Environment in Russia 4-cr General Credit
  • BRC 3501 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in China 4-cr General Credit
  • BRC 2402: Russia in Modernity: History, Politics, and Culture 3-cr intermediate CVA
  • BRC 2401 Post Colonial India, History, Cultural, Politics, Economics 3-credits intermediate liberal arts
  • ECN 3625 Economic and Political Integration in the European Union 
  • ECN 3645 Business and Economic Policy in Developing Countries
  • ECN 3660 International Trade Theory and Policy
  • ECN 3662 Political Economy of Latin American Development and Underdevelopment
  • ECN 3665 International Finance
  • EPS 3515 Entrepreneurship: Key to Success Family Business Enterprises
  • EPS 3572 Entrepreneurship in Asia
  • FIN 4570 Global Financial Management
  • FRN 3600 Advanced French: Cinema, Culture, and Conversation
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law
  • HIS 3680 Modern China
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Strategy
  • MOB 3560 Global Strategic Management  
  • MOB 3582 Global Management Communication
  • POL 3610 Ethno-Political Conflict
  • Language studies at the advanced level (3000-4000 series)

One experience (minimum of 4 credits) is required from the following experiential options:

  • Semester Abroad
  • Joint-Management Consulting Field Experience (JMCFE) in partnership with a non-U.S. university
  • Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) with an international company/international content
    *Approval to count a standard MCFE for concentration credit must be granted by the concentration advisor
  • Babson Electives Abroad (formerly known as Offshore courses)
  • International Project/Independent Study

Please Note:
Students who take courses during their Education Abroad experience must get approval from the staff contact Concentration Advisor, in order to have any course fulfill a concentration requirement outlined in sections A and/or B.

Joint-MCFEs (JMCFE) are managed through the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education. Currently, JMCFE projects are in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen (WTT-FHS), Switzerland. Babson is continuing to identify other partner schools to expand this offering.

MCFEs with international content include projects that are developed with sufficient international management content (either for a U.S. or international firm). MCFE projects must be approved by the staff concentration contact.

Babson Electives Abroad are offered through the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education.

Independent project/study must be approved by the staff contact in the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education requiring content that will provide practical exposure to global setting.

Students can be waived from this requirement by demonstrating that he/she has achieved the stated objective through previous experience. If a waiver is approved, the student must replace the experience requirement (4 credits) with an additional course listed in section A or C.