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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 International Education, Management Division, Marketing Division, Accounting and Law Division, and Economics Division

Concentration Contact: Renee Graham, Assistant Director, Short-Term Programs

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 courses from the following group must be selected to complete this concentration:

  • FIN 4570 Global Financial Management
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Management
  • MOB 3504 Communicating in Global Virtual Teams
  • 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):

  • ARB 4640 Arabic Cinema & Culture
  • BRC 2401 Post Colonial India, History, Cultural, Politics, Economics
  • CVA 2003 From Babson to New Delhi: Environmental Justice in the 21st 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
  • ENV 4605 Global Environmental Activism
  • EPS 3508 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in China
  • EPS 3524 Made in Japan: Institutional Environment & Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • EPS 3532 International Entrepreneurship
  • 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
  • GDR 4605 Global Gender Politics
  • HIS 3608 Social Responsibility in Malaysia
  • HIS 4610 Social Responsibility in Thailand and Laos
  • HSS 2004 Megacities: Globalization and the many spaces of Delhi
  • HSS 2006 South Asian History
  • HSS 2008 Global Politics
  • HSS 2013 China Today
  • HSS 2028 Global Politics
  • HUM 4611 Current Issues in Latin American Fiction and Film
  • HIS 4612 Drugs and Intoxicants in World History
  • HUM 4615 The City as Text: Mapping Cultural Histories in Barcelona and Madrid
  • HUM 4614 Postmodernism: Future Culture
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law
  • LIT 4694 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 3504 Communicating in Global Virtual Teams
  • MOB 3546 Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile
  • MOB 3555 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-4610 (level 2); 4620 (level 3); 4630 (level 4); 4640 (level 5); 4645 (level 6).

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
  • London Summer Honors Program
  • 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
  • Glavin Global Fellows (GGF), Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA)
    • As these experiences are non-credit bearing, the student must take an additional (4 credit) course listed above in Requirement A or B.

*Students can be waived from this requirement by demonstrating that he/she/they has achieved the stated objective through previous experience. If a waiver is approved, the student must replace the experience requirement with an additional (4 credit) 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 International Education.
  • International Consulting Experiences are managed through the Glavin Office of 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 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.

Global Business Management Concentration Curriculum Map »​​