International Business Program
Global Business Studies Major, B.A.
Global Business Studies
This degree program prepares students with an understanding of multiple cultural perspectives along with knowledge of how a global business operates. Students will be prepared to apply for job positions in global non-=profits, NGOs, diplomatic organizations, trade specialists, and companies engaged in global business.
All candidates for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Business Studies must satisfy the General Studies requirements, Global Business Studies Major requirements, and Minor area requirements described in the following sections. The basic structure of the B.A. in Global Business Studies program is:
*Unrestricted general elective credits will vary depending on the choice of Minor. Total unrestricted general electives must be sufficient for the student to meet MSU Denver’s minimum required 120 semester hours.
Note: MSU Denver’s Multicultural requirement may be satisfied by taking an approved Multicultural course in the General Studies or the unrestricted general electives portion of the program requirements.
The academic foundation for a successful business career or graduate work is a broad liberal arts education.
Arts and Humanities
Natural and Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences I
Social and Behavioral Sciences II
Students may satisfy the Global Diversity requirement by completing any course designated as Global Diversity, but it is recommended that students take this course under the Historical category. Students may also use an unrestricted general elective to satisfy this requirement.
Total for General Studies Requirements: 33-34 credits
Global Business Studies Major Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Studies prepares students with multiple cultural perspectives along with foundational knowledge of how a global business operates. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for jobs with non-profits, NGOs, businesses engaged in international trade, and international commerce-related government jobs.
The Global Business Studies Major requirements consist of ten required business courses (30 credit hours), seven global cultural perspective courses (21 credit hours), and one course (3 credit hours) chosen from an international business-focused internship, a business study abroad course, or foreign language. A minimum grade of “C-” or better is required in all Global Business Studies Major courses. Students will also complete a minor of their choosing.
Required Business Courses
Required Global Cultural Perspectives Courses
Select one of the following:
To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Business Studies, a student must successfully complete thirty (30) or more credit hours of business coursework at MSU Denver. This 30-hour residency requirement can be met by completing any business courses with the prefix ACC, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT and MKT. A student must complete at least twelve (12) upper-division semester hours in business courses at MSU Denver.
A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in each Global Business Studies Major course in order to have that course count toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Business Studies.