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Global Business Specialization Description

Managing across political frontiers, cultures, national economies, and financial systems presents difficult and often intriguing problems and comes together most dramatically in multinational enterprises. Students who intend to pursue a career in multinational firms, financial institutions, international organizations, or government agencies are strongly advised to acquire a solid perspective on the global dimensions of business, alongside their functional area of concentration. This insight has been the basis of the continued popularity of global business as a specialization in the M.B.A. program. The Stern School has one of the largest faculties conducting research on the global dimensions of business which helps to support a broad spectrum of internationally focused courses. These courses consider important functional issues such as international trade and international macroeconomic relationships; international accounting and taxation; international marketing; and international banking and finance. They also convey specific skills such as international financial management and international negotiations. The global business specialization builds on the international content of the M.B.A. core, notably the Global Economy course (B01.2303).

Academic Advisor: Professor Thomas Pugel, 212-998-0424


Course List

Please select 9 credits from two course designators (no more than six credits from any one designator)

ACCT-GB.3335 (B10.3335) International Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis
BSPA-GB.2122 (B75.2122) Business and the Governance of Cyberspace
BSPA-GB.2172 (B75.2172) Chinese Business, Society and Foreign Relations*
BSPA-GB.2313  (B75.2313) Cuba: Sanctions, Reform, Opportunities
BSPA-GB.3101 (B75.3101) Ethical & Legal Challenges of the Modern Corporation
DBIN-GB.31xx (B86.31xx) Doing Business in... 1.5 credit **
DBIN-GB.33xx (B86.33xx) Doing Business in... 3.0 credit**
ECON-GB.2105 (B30.2105) Energy and the Environment
ECON-GB.2123 (B30.2123) China, Business, Society, and Foreign Relations*
ECON-GB.2190 (B30.2190) Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
ECON-GB.2195 (B30.2195) Advanced Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
ECON-GB.2316 (B30.2316) Aesthetics: Globalization, Economics, Strategy
ECON-GB.2320 (B30.2320) The Future of the Global Economy
ECON-GB.2322 (B30.2322) Asian Economies
ECON-GB.2332 (B30.2332) Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON-GB.2333 (B30.2333) Monetary Policy, Banks & Central Banks
ECON-GB.2346 (B30.2346) Growth in the Developing World and the World Economy
ECON-GB.2350 (B30.2350) Global Poverty Alleviation
ECON-GB.2358 (B30.2358) Global Economic Trends and Policy
ECON-GB.2380 (B30.2380) International Macroeconomics- Policy, Theory & Evidence
ECON-GB.2383 (B30.2383) Post-Soviet Economies in Transition
ECON-GB.2391 (B30.2391) Financial History: Money & Power
ECON-GB.2392 (B30.2392) Financial Development of the U.S.
FINC-GB.2150 (B40.2150) Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
FINC-GB.2230 (B40.2230) Law and Policy of Foreign Investment 
FINC-GB.3103 (B40.3103) International Investment Analysis
FINC-GB.3164 (B40.3164) Topics in International Corporate Finance
FINC-GB.3188 (B40.3188) Topics in International Finance
FINC-GB.3384 (B40.3384) Emerging Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3387 (B40.3387) Global Banking & Capital Markets
FINC-GB.3388 (B40.3388) Global Financial Markets
IMPG-GB.3101 (B85.31xx) Study Abroad course (with international focus)**
IMPG-GB.3301 (B85.33xx) Study Abroad course (with international focus)**
INFO-GB.3155 (B20.3155) Global Sourcing and Open Innovation
INFO-GB.3355 (B20.3355) Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing
INTA-GB.2114 (B55.2114) Political Risk Analysis
INTA-GB.3105 (B55.3105) Global Networks and Normative Frameworks
INTA-GB.3361 (B55.3361) CSR: Corporations, Professionalism, and Global Markets
INTA-GB.3362 (B55.3362) Corporate Transformation and Leadership
MCOM-GB.2120 (B45.2120) Communication-Global Economy
MGMT-GB.2340 (B65.2340) Global Strategy
MGMT-GB.2366 (B65.2366) International Social Impact Strategies
MKTG-GB.2112 (B70.2112) Globalization of the Entertainment Industry
MKTG-GB.2313 (B70.2313) Commerce and Craft of Cinema
MKTG-GB.2385 (B70.2385) Global Marketing Strategy
OPMG-GB.2312 (B60.2312) Operations in Panama
 
For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.

*Note:  BSPA-GB.2172 (B75.2172) Chinese Business, Society and Foreign Relations is equivalent to ECON-GB.2123 (B30.2123) China Business, Society, and Foreign Relations.

**Note:  Students may point a maximum of 6 credits of any combination of
internationally focused IMPG-GB (B85) Study Abroad coursework and/or DBIN-GB (B86) Doing Business in...
courses toward the Global Business specialization:

  • IMPG-GB.3101 (B85.31xx) Study Abroad course (with international focus) - 1.5 credit
  • IMPG-GB.3301 (B85.33xx) Study Abroad course (with international focus) - 3.0 credit
  • DBIN-GB.31xx (B86.31xx) Doing Business in... - 1.5 credit
  • DBIN-GB.33xx (B86.33xx) Doing Business in... - 3.0 Credit