​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

Concentration ContactElise Beaudin​ (Associate Director, 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 

Requirement A

Objective: To build the base for managing in a global context.

At least two of the four 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

Requirement B

Objective: To broaden and/or deepen the global perspective beyond one's primary business focus through exposure to intercultural concepts that support working in a global environment.

One course required from the following group (must be exclusive to Requirement A or C courses):

  • ARB4640 Arabic Cinema & Culture
  • BRC 2401 Post Colonial India, History, Cultural, Politics, Economics
  • CVA 2003 From Babson to New Delhi: Environmental Justice in the 31st Century
  • ECN 3615 Money, Banking, and the Economy
  • 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
  • ECN 3667 Regional Economies - Prospects and Tensions in Latin America's Southern Cone
  • EPS 3508 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in China 
  • EPS 3524 Made in Japan: Institutional Environment & Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • EPS 3532 International Entrepreneurship
  • EPS 35xx Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Island Nations and Territories
  • EPS 4534 Living Family Business
  • FIN 4570 Global Financial Management
  • FLM 4505 Culture through Film in Middle East
  • FRN 4640 Advanced French: Cinema, Culture, and Conversation
  • HIS 3608 Social Responsibility in Malaysia
  • HIS 36xx Social Responsibility in Thailand and Laos
  • HSS2006 South Asian History
  • HSS 2008 Global Politics
  • HSS 2013 China Today
  • HUM 4611 Current Issues in Latin American Fiction and Film
  • HUM 4615 The City as Text: Mapping Cultural Histories in Barcelona and Madrid
  • HUM 46xx Postmodernism: Future Culture
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law
  • LIT46xx European Theater in Theory and Practice: London, Stratford, and Dublin
  • LVA 2006 Russia in Modernity: History, Politics, and Culture
  • LVA 2013 Global Cinema
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Strategy
  • MOB 3546 Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile
  • MOB3555 Paris Start-up Strategy
  • MOB 3560 Global Strategic Management  
  • MOB 3582 Global Management Communication
  • MOB 3583 The Business Environment in Russia
  • SPN 4645 Spanish for the Global Markets
  • Language studies at the advanced level (3000-4000 series)

Requirement C

Objective: To put into practice the coursework and skills learned in Requirement A & B by engaging in a global experience.

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

  • Semester Abroad
  • Babson Electives Abroad
  • International Consulting Experience
  • 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 Contact
  • International Project/Independent Study

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 Requirement A or B.

General Information

  • Students who take courses during their Education Abroad experience must get approval from the Concentration Contact, in order to have any course fulfill a concentration requirement outlined in Requirement A and/or B.
  • Babson Electives Abroad are offered through the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education.
  • International Consulting Experiences are managed through the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education.
  • 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 Concentration Contact during the MCFE application process.
  • Independent project/study must be approved by the Concentration Contact in the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education requiring content that will provide practical exposure to global setting.

Curriculum Mapping for Education Abroad​

The curriculum map below is intended to be a guide, providing a sample framework to complete the requirements for a concentration and spend a semester abroad on an approved Education Abroad Program through the Glavin Office. Students can utilize the curriculum map as a starting point for creating an academic plan that is specific to their personal, career, and academic goals.