Global Business Specialization

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 MBA 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 MBA core, notably the Global Economy course.

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

Course List

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

Course Number Course Title
ACCT-GB.3335 International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
BSPA-GB.2113 Cuba: Sanctions, Reform, Opportunities**
BSPA-GB.2115 Political Risk Analysis
BSPA-GB.2172 Chinese Business, Society and Foreign Relations*
BSPA-GB.2304 Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development
BSPA-GB.2331 Law, Business and Human Rights
BSPA-GB.3105 Global Markets, Human Rights, and the Press
DBIN-GB.31xx Doing Business in...(1.5 credit)**
DBIN-GB.33xx Doing Business in... (3.0 credit)**
ECON-GB.2105 Energy & the Environment
ECON-GB.2123 Chinese Consumer, Media and Technology Markets​
ECON-GB.2190  Emerging Economies and Globalization: 1950 to the present
ECON-GB.2195 Advanced Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
ECON-GB.2320 The Future of the Global Economy
ECON-GB.2322 Asian Economies
ECON-GB.2332 Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON-GB.2333 Monetary Policy, Banks, and Central Banks
ECON-GB.2343 Financial Crisis and the Policy Response
ECON-GB.2346 Growth in the Developing World and the Global Economy
ECON-GB.2350 Global Poverty Alleviation
ECON-GB.2358 Global Economic Trends and Policy Challenges
ECON-GB.2380 International Macroeconomics-Policy, Theory, & Evidence
ECON-GB.2383 Economies in Transition
ECON-GB.2391 Financial History: Money & Power, 18-21st Centuries
ECON-GB.2392 Development of Financial Institutions and Markets
ECON-GB.3345 Money and Modern Capitalism
FINC-GB.2230 Law and Policy of Foreign Investment 
FINC-GB.3103 International Finance-International Investment Analysis
FINC-GB.3164 Topics in International Corporate Finance
FINC-GB.3182 Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3188 Topics in International Finance
FINC-GB.3357 Private Investing and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3384 Emerging Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3387 Global Banking & Capital Markets
FINC-GB.3388 Global Financial Markets
IMPG-GB.3101 Study Abroad course (with international focus)**
IMPG-GB.3301 Study Abroad course (with international focus)**
INTA-GB.2114 Political Risk Analysis
INTA-GB.3361 Corporate Social Responsibility
MCOM-GB.2120 Communication for the Global Economy
MGMT-GB.2140 Strategic Management of Global Risk
MGMT-GB.2185 The Globalization of Business Enterprise
MGMT-GB.2340 Global Strategy
MGMT-GB.2342 GLAM: The Globalization of Management
MGMT-GB.2366 International Social Impact Strategies**
MKTG-GB.2112 Globalization of the Entertainment Industry
MKTG-GB.2313 The Craft and Commerce of Cinema: Cannes Film Festival**
MKTG-GB.2385 Global Marketing Strategy
OPMG-GB.2312 Operations in Panama**
TECH-GB.2384 Climate Science: Realities & Risks of a Changing Climate
TECH-GB.2385 Energy- Technologies, Business, Regulations
TECH-GB.3155 Digital Innovation and Crowdsourcing
TECH-GB.3355 Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.


*Note:  BSPA-GB.2172 Chinese Business, Society and Foreign Relations is equivalent to ECON-GB.2123 Chinese Consumer, Media and Technology Markets​".

**Note:  Students may point a maximum of 6 credits of any combination of internationally focused IMPG-GB Study Abroad coursework and/or courses that incorporate travel to a foreign country, including DBIN-GB Doing Business in... courses, toward the Global Business Specialization:

  • IMPG-GB.3101 Study Abroad course (with international focus) - 1.5 credit
  • IMPG-GB.3301 Study Abroad course (with international focus) - 3.0 credit
  • BSPA-GB.2113 Cuba: Sanctions, Reform, Opportunities - 1.5 credit (this applies to the previous 3.0 credit course as well)
  • DBIN-GB.31xx Doing Business in... - 1.5 credit
  • DBIN-GB.33xx Doing Business in... - 3.0 Credit
  • MGMT-GB.2366 International Social Impact Strategies - 3.0 credit
  • MKTG-GB.2313 The Craft and Commerce of Cinema: Cannes Film Festival - 3.0 credit
  • OPMG-GB.2312 Operations in Panama - 3.0 credit