Global Business

The Global Business major is an intensive program for highly focused and motivated students looking for a career in international business through an entry-level position in a functional area of business. The program immerses the student in theory and practice of international business by integrating academic knowledge, language, and overseas travel seminars/semester study abroad.

Included in the requirements are courses in international business and a second major in a functional area. Students can combine a major in Global Business with one functional area, such as accounting, business economics, big data and business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, information systems, or wealth management. Thus, the program gives you a double major which can be completed in four years.

The Global Business major is offered through the Strategy and International Business Department.

Global Business Major

Learn more about this major

Global Business Major Requirements

The BSBA in Global Business requires the completion of 15-18 credits of global business courses, plus 18-24 credits of the functional major. Global Business majors are assigned a faculty advisor to assist them in planning their program of study and advise them on academic and career matters. All changes to the Global Business Program of Study must be approved by the Director of the Global Business Program. Please note that Global Business freshman and sophomore courses as part of the General Education requirements in this program differ from the other Business majors.

Required Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Students are required to complete:

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

Prerequisites:

SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher

Credits:

3.00

Description:

To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement, economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200, ISOM-319, MGT-217, MKT-210, SIB-321

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course will integrate global business theories and concepts with practice. Topics include: Transnational strategy, foreign direct investment, regional development clusters, role and operation of the WTO, outsourcing and supply chain management, and international ethics. Students integrate discipline-specific knowledge, practice investigation and decision-making around global business issues, improve business communication skills, and practice teamwork for global business decision- making.

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Prerequisites:

instructor's consent

Credits:

1.00- 6.00

Description:

Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

Prerequisites:

SIB-321, Global Business Director approval required before registration

Credits:

3.00

Description:

A project-based course that entails a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.

Prerequisites:

Please email Hillary Sabbagh at hsabbagh@suffolk.edu to register for a travel seminar.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200 (formerly FIN 310); ACCT-331

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Explores economic, political and cultural variables that shape accounting and disclosure in various countries. Students gain an understanding of international financial reporting standards and the forces for convergence between IFRS and US GAAP. Presents financial analysis in a multi-financial context.

Prerequisites:

BLE 214

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys the global legal environment of business. Emphasizes case analysis of topics such as: sovereignty, extraterritoriality, treaties, international contracts, arbitration, and the European Union. Explores the managerial and economic significance of these topics.

Prerequisites:

BLE-215, PHIL-119, PHIL-120, PHIL-123 or PHIL-127

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys business ethics as they transcend the diverse perspectives of global business. Explores current global ethics standards and values, ethical challenges, controversies, convergence and trends. Students explore famous global business cases through films, websites and independent research. Emphasizes identification and resolution of global business ethical issues within the context of ethical decision-making and sustainability. Analyzes corporate social responsibility ; hence, transforming global business ethics through business.

Prerequisites:

EC 101 and EC 102

Credits:

4.00

Description:

This course examines theories of international trade. The policy implications of each theory are explored and the effect of trade on the welfare of the nation is examined. Also the development of trade blocs and the the political economy of trade are studied. Normally offered every year.

Prerequisites:

EC 101 and EC 102

Credits:

4.00

Description:

The balance of payments and foreign exchange markets and instruments, and the determination of exchange rates. Balance-of-payments adjustments under alternative exchange-rate systems, international liquidity, international economics policy and open economy macroeconomics.

Prerequisites:

EC 101 and EC 102

Credits:

4.00

Description:

An economic analysis of the European Union, the history of European monetary and economic integration. and the creation of the Euro. A survey of the development and evolution of key European policies, such competition, industry, agriculture, environment, regional, etc. A discussion of economic implications of the enlargement of the European Union, as well as its trade relations with the U.S. and other countries within the context of the World Trade Organization.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

Prerequisites:

FIN 200 and Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Examines the role of e-commerce and e-business in the global business environment. Considers user, technological, strategic, economic, social, and cultural factors in the development and deployment of effective websites and mobile applications. Students discuss readings and cases to examine current e-commerce situations, opportunities, and challenges. Students develop websites to simulate collaboration and competition among online businesses.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) and at least 54 credits

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Introduces the basics of information security & privacy including the legal and ethical issues. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks are addressed. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be analyzed and several lab exercises on the same are used to connect theory to practice. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will also be covered.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MKT 210 or MKT-H210

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Topics examined in this course include the variations in economic, social-cultural, legal-political, and business environments among different nations and how these variations affect the marketing practices across national boundaries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in national and international markets. Particular attention is given to the formulation of marketing plans and programs and policies to integrate and coordinate such activities on a global basis.

Prerequisites:

SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 or Instructor permission

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Global health, global poverty, and global warming are three interrelated issues that are creating a "perfect storm" of crises worldwide with major impacts on the United States. This course is an overview of the problems - the needs, systems, programs, and financing. We will look critically at policies in these areas and discuss what needs to be done to address them. Students will write a major paper on an issue of their choice.

Functional Major Courses (6–8 courses, 18–24 credits)

Students are required to specialize in one discipline (Accounting, Business Economics, Big Data and Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Wealth Management). Students will take the major required and major elective courses as specified by the academic department concerned, which may include experiential components.

Only one of the Global Business elective courses listed above may be double counted toward the Global Business major and the functional major, as long as it was also available as a course for the functional major.

Language Courses (2 courses)

Students must demonstrate competence beyond the second semester level of college instruction in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian or Arabic. Besides taking two beginning semesters, 101 and 102, of a language, students can also demonstrate language competence by completing one (1) of the following:

  • Passing an Advanced Placement (AP) test and at a level Suffolk recognizes as credit for a second semester language
  • Passing one semester of a language (not literature) course at the 201 or higher level
  • By demonstrating proficiency through conversation with a professor in the business school who is a native speaker of that language (students must arrange this by contacting the Director of the Global Business Program. Students choosing this do not get academic credit for waiving the language requirement but can take Free Electives instead of the language courses if the student will not have the total number of credits required to graduate. See below for a list of Recommended Free Electives)

Travel Requirement SIB 560 (Non-Credit)

(No credits can be specifically assigned. It is a pre-professional experience.)

All Global Business majors are required to participate in overseas travel as part of their major. This requirement may be satisfied by completing a minimum of one travel seminar, a semester study abroad, or, with prior permission from the Director of the Global Business Program, a Global Business Internship abroad. Students must register for the zero-credit course SIB 560: Global Travel Requirement in the semester in which they plan to complete their travel.

  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for travel seminars and study abroad experience
  • A maximum of one travel seminar may be used as a Global Business major elective while also fulfilling the SIB 560 requirement. Additional travel seminars will not count towards GB major electives but may be used as free elective credit
  • Study abroad involves enrollment in semester-long or summer session courses at either Suffolk’s Madrid campus or at one of the programs open to Suffolk students at other institutions. All study abroad must be preapproved by the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. If a student plans to substitute a course taken at another university for a Suffolk requirement, it must be approved by the Program Director or Department Chair for the required course. Students may participate in more than one study abroad opportunity. Students interested in study abroad should plan to do so during their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year
  • With prior permission from the Director of the Global Business Program, students may also fulfill the travel requirement through a Global Business Internship. Two options are available: the three-credit course SIB 520 Global Business Internship, and an internship without academic credit, by registering for SIB 560. The internship must take place outside the student’s primary country of residence—so students who are not primary residents of the U.S. (who have an F or J student visa) can pursue their internships in the U.S. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to the internship, which must be a minimum of 100 hours. For both SIB 560 and SIB 520 internships, a student must submit to the Global Business Director all of the following:
    • A Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship
    • A letter describing the student's activities and responsibilities from the organization sponsoring the internship
  • The student's internship must be a business function such as marketing, finance, or accounting. Teaching, updating websites, or sales are examples which do not qualify as business major activities for satisfying  this requirement
  • A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective
  • The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department, as FIN 560 or ISOM 560. Students who register for SIB 520 to fulfill the travel requirement should simultaneously register for SIB 560

Recommended Free Electives

Accelerated Degrees

If you’re earning an undergraduate business degree at Suffolk or another U.S. institution, you may qualify to earn both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in just 5 years.

Global Business Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.

Learning Goals
Learning Objectives
Students will… Upon completion of the program, each student should be able to...
Understand how to manage an international business.
  • Articulate and demonstrate understanding of global business strategies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of global competitive environments and global competitive dynamics.
  • Articulate and differentiate the means of entry into, and exit from, foreign marketplaces, including acquisition and divestiture, strategic alliances, and greenfield investment.
Understand the global business environment and global business principles.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the management of cultural differences in a global business setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trade, trade theories, policies and the WTO's role in fair trade.
  • Understand what FDI is, and how it differs from trade.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use exchange rates, and understand what determines them.
  • Understand how different country laws, economic policies, and politics affect doing business across borders.

Global Business Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

Prerequisites:

GPA 3.2 or higher.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

Prerequisites:

SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher

Credits:

3.00

Description:

To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement, economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200, ISOM-319, MGT-217, MKT-210, SIB-321

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course will integrate global business theories and concepts with practice. Topics include: Transnational strategy, foreign direct investment, regional development clusters, role and operation of the WTO, outsourcing and supply chain management, and international ethics. Students integrate discipline-specific knowledge, practice investigation and decision-making around global business issues, improve business communication skills, and practice teamwork for global business decision- making.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200, ISOM-319, MGT-217, MKT-210; Senior standing. Honors students must register for SIB-H429.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course covers and integrates administrative processes and decision making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focuses on strategic and policy issues from the viewpoint of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

Prerequisites:

MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Senior standing; 3.3 GPA

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Covers and integrates administrative processes and decision-making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focus- es on strategic and policy issues from the view- point of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

Prerequisites:

instructor's consent

Credits:

1.00- 6.00

Description:

Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

Prerequisites:

SIB-321, Global Business Director approval required before registration

Credits:

3.00

Description:

A project-based course that entails a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.

Prerequisites:

Please email Hillary Sabbagh at hsabbagh@suffolk.edu to register for a travel seminar.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

All majors are required to participate in overseas travel as part of their major. This requirement may be satisfied by completing a minimum of one travel seminar, a semester abroad, or an internship outside a student's country of residence. Travel seminars used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill major electives or language as appropriate. Students may participate in more than one travel seminar and/or study abroad opportunity. All study abroad must be preapproved by the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. If a student plans to substitute a course taken at another university for a Suffolk requirement, this course must be approved by the Program Director or Department Chair for the department that offers the Suffolk required course prior to the study abroad. If a student wishes to fulfill SIB 560 by an internship, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete the internship and the Global Business Director must receive the Internship Evaluation Form from the sponsoring organization in order for the student to earn a passing grade.

Accelerated Degrees

If you’re earning an undergraduate business degree at Suffolk or another U.S. institution, you may qualify to earn both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in just 5 years.

International Business Minor

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International Business Minor for Business Students (3 courses, 9 credits)

Students will complete three (3) courses, one (9) credits to qualify for this minor.

Choose three (3) courses from the following:

Prerequisites:

SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher

Credits:

3.00

Description:

To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement, economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

Prerequisites:

instructor's consent

Credits:

1.00- 6.00

Description:

Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

Prerequisites:

SIB-321, Global Business Director approval required before registration

Credits:

3.00

Description:

A project-based course that entails a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.

Prerequisites:

Please email Hillary Sabbagh at hsabbagh@suffolk.edu to register for a travel seminar.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200 (formerly FIN 310); ACCT-331

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Explores economic, political and cultural variables that shape accounting and disclosure in various countries. Students gain an understanding of international financial reporting standards and the forces for convergence between IFRS and US GAAP. Presents financial analysis in a multi-financial context.

Prerequisites:

BLE 214

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys the global legal environment of business. Emphasizes case analysis of topics such as: sovereignty, extraterritoriality, treaties, international contracts, arbitration, and the European Union. Explores the managerial and economic significance of these topics.

Prerequisites:

BLE-215, PHIL-119, PHIL-120, PHIL-123 or PHIL-127

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys business ethics as they transcend the diverse perspectives of global business. Explores current global ethics standards and values, ethical challenges, controversies, convergence and trends. Students explore famous global business cases through films, websites and independent research. Emphasizes identification and resolution of global business ethical issues within the context of ethical decision-making and sustainability. Analyzes corporate social responsibility ; hence, transforming global business ethics through business.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

Prerequisites:

FIN 200 and Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Examines the role of e-commerce and e-business in the global business environment. Considers user, technological, strategic, economic, social, and cultural factors in the development and deployment of effective websites and mobile applications. Students discuss readings and cases to examine current e-commerce situations, opportunities, and challenges. Students develop websites to simulate collaboration and competition among online businesses.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) and at least 54 credits

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Introduces the basics of information security & privacy including the legal and ethical issues. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks are addressed. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be analyzed and several lab exercises on the same are used to connect theory to practice. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will also be covered.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MKT 210 or MKT-H210

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Topics examined in this course include the variations in economic, social-cultural, legal-political, and business environments among different nations and how these variations affect the marketing practices across national boundaries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in national and international markets. Particular attention is given to the formulation of marketing plans and programs and policies to integrate and coordinate such activities on a global basis.

Each course may count towards only one requirement. Students may not double-count a course from the International Business Minor toward ANY other requirement.

International Business Minor for College of Arts & Sciences Students (5 courses, 15 credits)

IB will be introduced as part of the Functional Business Minor available for CAS students and require 5 courses (15 credits).

Required courses:

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

Prerequisites:

SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher

Credits:

3.00

Description:

To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement, economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

And any two (2) of the following:

Prerequisites:

instructor's consent

Credits:

1.00- 6.00

Description:

Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

Prerequisites:

SIB-321, Global Business Director approval required before registration

Credits:

3.00

Description:

A project-based course that entails a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.

Prerequisites:

Please email Hillary Sabbagh at hsabbagh@suffolk.edu to register for a travel seminar.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

Prerequisites:

FIN-200 (formerly FIN 310); ACCT-331

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Explores economic, political and cultural variables that shape accounting and disclosure in various countries. Students gain an understanding of international financial reporting standards and the forces for convergence between IFRS and US GAAP. Presents financial analysis in a multi-financial context.

Prerequisites:

BLE 214

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys the global legal environment of business. Emphasizes case analysis of topics such as: sovereignty, extraterritoriality, treaties, international contracts, arbitration, and the European Union. Explores the managerial and economic significance of these topics.

Prerequisites:

BLE-215, PHIL-119, PHIL-120, PHIL-123 or PHIL-127

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Surveys business ethics as they transcend the diverse perspectives of global business. Explores current global ethics standards and values, ethical challenges, controversies, convergence and trends. Students explore famous global business cases through films, websites and independent research. Emphasizes identification and resolution of global business ethical issues within the context of ethical decision-making and sustainability. Analyzes corporate social responsibility ; hence, transforming global business ethics through business.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

Prerequisites:

FIN 200 and Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Examines the role of e-commerce and e-business in the global business environment. Considers user, technological, strategic, economic, social, and cultural factors in the development and deployment of effective websites and mobile applications. Students discuss readings and cases to examine current e-commerce situations, opportunities, and challenges. Students develop websites to simulate collaboration and competition among online businesses.

Prerequisites:

ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) and at least 54 credits

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Introduces the basics of information security & privacy including the legal and ethical issues. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks are addressed. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be analyzed and several lab exercises on the same are used to connect theory to practice. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will also be covered.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MKT 210 or MKT-H210

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Topics examined in this course include the variations in economic, social-cultural, legal-political, and business environments among different nations and how these variations affect the marketing practices across national boundaries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in national and international markets. Particular attention is given to the formulation of marketing plans and programs and policies to integrate and coordinate such activities on a global basis.

Each course may count towards only one requirement. Students may not double-count a course from the International Business Minor towards ANY other requirement.

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