Global Business and Economics

The emerging global market and the future of international business are central issues to our global business and economics programs. Our broad-based curriculum and experiential learning opportunities have direct applications to the global environment, preparing students for a wide range of diverse opportunities in the international sector. 

Our Program

Building on the University’s liberal arts tradition and mercy mission, our program provides a well-rounded educational experience that emphasizes ethical decision-making and responsible leadership. As a result, our graduates emerge as engaged, principled world citizens who are prepared to address global economic issues that concern individuals, firms and nations.

For both majors and minors, our internationally-accredited curriculum requires the completion of a study abroad experience, additional coursework in modern languages or a professional internship, providing an additional foundation for careers in today’s highly competitive global business environment.

Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in global business and economics and a master’s degree in business administration, health care administration and management, or innovation and strategic management within five years.

Program Spotlight: International Internships

Global business and economics major Nills Manzi recently completed an internship with Vanguard Economics, a consulting firm based in his native country of Rwanda.

 

 Global business and economics is probably one of the broadest majors you can take, therefore an internship – or even better, two – can help you know what it is you want to work in, or even what you don’t want. My internship has influenced my career goals incredibly. I had two experienced and successful professionals in the field to guide me, answer all my questions and give me advice. 

 

Our Faculty

In courses such as China’s Evolving Economy, our faculty inspire global business and economics majors to study other economies of the world more insightfully, providing a gateway for careers with an international focus. Through courses that explore the world’s dynamic economic environments, faculty impart key analytical skills that help students approach job-related tasks in a more sophisticated manner. 

 

Meet our faculty

Life After Salve

Our students are well prepared for domestic or international careers in banking, customer service, consulting, finance, human resources, importing/exporting, international development, labor relations, management and sales.

Possible employers include:

  • International companies, including foreign firms operating in the U.S. and U.S. firms operating in foreign countries
  • Domestic and foreign corporations
  • Multinational service firms
  • Global small and medium enterprises
  • Domestic and foreign financial institutions
  • International marketing, real estate or trade firms
  • Contracting and consulting firms
  • Manufacturers: automobile
  • Environmental firms
  • Logistics firms

 I was a student who always kept up with international events and news. We are working with corporations who operate multi-nationally. It is important to understand the economy, the current economic trends and economic development. Even though I am not in an international corporation, we are dealing with clients who operate internationally. 

Emma Gruber ’17, research manager, The IM Group

Study Abroad: Chris Chavarria

 I chose to study abroad in Chile because I wanted to improve my Spanish, as it is my native tongue but I have not used it much since living in the United States. I took mostly business classes while in Chile. I studied marketing, management with regards to international business, and economic development in Latin America. I think it is vital for global business majors to study abroad because it helps them gain perspective. Learning about and experiencing other cultures broadens one's horizons, which allows them to better connect with people from other cultures and effectively conduct business with them. My study abroad experience has given me perspective that I will carry with me for the rest of my life, as well as an appetite for travel and knowledge of different cultures around the world. 

Chris Chavarria, global business and economics major

Major in Global Business and Economics (B.S.)

20 courses | 63 credits

Business core requirements:

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • APT103: Internet and Computing Core Certification or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT270: Financial Management
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MGT403: Business Law
  • MGT490: Strategic Business Planning
  • MTH172: Quantitative Methods for Business (or higher math course)
  • STA201: Statistical Methods

Additional required courses:

  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN263: Global Economics
  • ECN314: Comparative Economic and Political Systems
  • ECN317: Economic Ideas in Historical Perspective
  • ECN392: China's Evolving Economy
  • ECN411: International Trade and Global Corporations
  • ECN420: Political Economy of Industrialized Societies

Students are also required to complete an approved study abroad experience, take an additional language course above the two-course University requirement, or complete a professional internship in global business and/or economics.

Minor in Global Business and Economics

The minor in global business and economics is open to students from all disciplines and provides the foundation for a career in today's increasingly global business environment.

8 courses | 24 credits

Required courses:

  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN263: Global Economics
  • ECN314: Comparative Economic and Political Systems
  • ECN392: China's Evolving Economy
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing

Students are also required to complete an approved study abroad experience, take an additional language course above the two-course University requirement, or complete a professional internship in global business and/or economics.