The emerging global market and the future of international business are central issues to our bachelor's degree in global business and economics. 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.
Prepare for Diverse Opportunities in the International Sector
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, healthcare administration or innovation and strategic management within five years.
Program Spotlight: International Internships
As an undergraduate, global business and economics major Nills Manzi '18 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 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.
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.
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
My course selection, professors and semester abroad prepared me to be versatile and taught me that it's okay to make mistakes that you can learn from, to enjoy what you do and who you're doing it with, and that if you want something in life you need to work hard for it and make it happen yourself.
Ryan Walsh '16, customer support manager, Dockwa/Marinas.com
Program Spotlight: Study Abroad
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 gave 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 '19