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: Durairaj

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
BSPA-GB.2109 Sustainable Business in Costa Rica
BSPA-GB.2110 Sustainability & Impact in Supply Chains and Procurement
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
BSPA-GB.3305 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.2123 Chinese Consumer, Media and Technology Markets​
ECON-GB.2190 Emerging Economies and Globalization: 1950 to the present
ECON-GB.2317 The Making of Economic Policy in the White House
ECON-GB 2338 Emerging Markets and Global Challenges
ECON-GB.2346 Growth in the Developing World and the Global Economy
ECON-GB.2360 Sports Economics
ECON-GB.2380 International Macroeconomics-Policy, Theory, & Evidence
FINC-GB.2175 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk
FINC-GB.2190 Currency Crashes in Emerging Markets
FINC-GB.2344 Global Real Estate Immersion
FINC-GB.2347 Climate Finance: An Economic and Financial Approach to Climate Change
FINC-GB.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk
FINC-GB.2386 Chinese Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3103 International Finance-International Investment Analysis
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3357 Private Investing and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3384 Emerging Financial Markets
IMPG-GB.XXXX Study Abroad course (with international focus)**
INTA-GB.2345 Global Real Estate Immersion: London
MGMT-GB.2140 Strategic Management of Global Risk
MGMT-GB.2143 Strategy and Innovation in China
MGMT-GB.2340 Global Strategy
MGMT-GB 3358 Leading Innovation to Address Climate Change
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.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.XXXX Study Abroad course (with international focus) - variable credit (1.5 credits and up to 6 credits)
  • 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 credits
  • DBIN-GB.33xx Doing Business in... - 3.0 credits
  • MKTG-GB.2142 & MKTG-GB.2143 The Craft and Commerce of Cinema: Cannes Film Festival - (total of 3.0 credits)
  • OPMG-GB.2312 Operations in Panama - 3.0 credits
  • INTA-GB.2345 Global Real Estate Immersion: London - 3.0 credits
  • FINC-GB.2344 Global Real Estate Immersion - 3.0 credits