Global Business

Co-concentrate in Global Business

Understanding the global nature of business activity remains a critical element of business education. This co-concentration allows you to extend your study of international business beyond the required courses.

For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.

Students co-concentrating in Global Business

Global Business Co-Concentration (12 credits total)
MGMT-UB 4 Global Strategy
1 Category A Course See list below
2 Electives (at least 1 must be from Stern) These courses can be from Category A courses or at least one additional Stern course chosen from the approved Global Business electives so that at least 75% of the courses taken to complete the concentration are from Stern (-UB).
Category A
International Financial Management FINC-UB 30
Global Marketing Strategy MKTG-UB 64
Global Macroeconomics Issues ECON-UB 230
**If you have taken Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems (ECON-UB 220) in a previous semester, it will also satisfy this requirement  

Global Business Elective Options

Additional courses approved to count as Global Business electives: 
Economic Inequalities: Perspectives and Practices BSPA-UB 43
Sustainability Impact Consulting & Business Innovation in Costa Rica BSPA-UB 45
Stern International Volunteers: Ghana BSPA-UB 2000
Asian Economies ECON-UB 222
Social Enterprise & Economic Development: The Indian Context

(Note: admission into course is by application only)
Business in Transition Economies ECON-UB 231
Global Economic Trends ECON-UB 240
Ownership and Corporate Control in Advanced and Transition Economies ECON-UB 9271
Emerging Markets Finance FINC-UB 23
Microfinance FINC-UB 42
Chinese Financial Markets FINC-UB 86
Digital Innovation and Crowdsourcing INFO-UB 70
Globalization of the Entertainment Industry MKTG-UB 46
The Financial System MULT-UB 27
The Middle East: Culture, Markets, and Strategy MULT-UB 45

Note: A Stern elective course may satisfy only one concentration requirement (e.g., International Financial Management can count toward the Global Business concentration requirement OR as an advanced finance elective, but it cannot satisfy both requirements).

Global Non-business Elective Options

Foreign Language

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill one of their elective requirements for the area with the foreign language option.
Any 8 units (or more) of course work in a single foreign language will count as one of the two electives for the co-major/concentration. Note: Students may also take any 6-credit intensive language course (e.g. FREN-UA 10, Intensive Elementary French I) to satisfy this requirement.

Non-foreign Language

Certain courses in the following schools/departments have been approved. For a specific list of approved courses, please consult with a member of the Stern Undergraduate Academic Advising Office. As a frame of reference, when looking for courses, students should note that appropriate courses are those that have relevance to global business in the 21st century. Courses that center on history or time periods prior to the 21st century or those that primarily focus on the arts (e.g. literature, film, etc) without relating the subject matter back to its relevance on the greater society will most likely not be approved.


  • Any Comparative Politics or International Politics through the College of Arts and Science: Any courses numbered as POL-UA 5XX/95XX (Comparative Politics courses taught in New York or at a study away site) or POL-UA 7XX/97XX (International Politics courses taught in New York or at a study away site).  For more information regarding these courses, consult the Department of Politics web site at
  • Courses in the following departments have been approved in the past:
    • College of Arts and Science: Social and Cultural Analysis [Africana Studies/Asian, Pacific, American Studies/Latino Studies/Metropolitan Studies] (SCA-UA), Anthropology (ANTH-UA), Art History (ARTH-UA), East Asian Studies (EAST-UA), Economics (ECON-UA), Environmental Studies (ENVST-UA, European Studies (EURO-UA), French Studies (FREN-UA), German Studies (GERM-UA), Hebrew Language & Literature (HBRJD-UA), Spanish Language and Literature (SPAN-UA), Italian Studies (ITAL-UA), Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (MEIS-UA), Religious Studies (RELST-UA), Russian & Slavic Studies (RUSSN-UA), Sociology (SOC-UA). For more information, consult the CAS web site at
    • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC-UE). For more information, consult the MCC web site at
    • Wagner School of Public Service: Select courses numbered UPADM-GP. For more information, consult the Wagner web site at