All modern enterprises operate within a global setting and students majoring in business need to be able to work comfortably with people and organizations across national boundaries and cultures. Global connections between organizations - as suppliers, competitors, customers, regulators - offer students opportunities in importing and exporting, multinational companies, and foreign companies investing in the United States. Our goal is to equip students with the ability to work comfortably in more than one corner of the global marketplace.
Drawing on the resources of the entire CBA and the University, the interdisciplinary program allows the student to understand the languages and cultural/ political contexts that affect modern enterprises. In addition to learning about business theories and practices regarding accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain and management, the Global Business major has to gain competency in at least one foreign language. At URI, students can choose from many languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Experiential learning through study abroad or a one semester international internship is required. This direct exposure to a second culture deepens the understanding of a specific international context. Our students have gone to China, Taiwan, Germany, Australia as part of Study Abroad programs at URI.
Program of Study
Courses required for the major are:
Curriculum Sheets are available for download below.
Please choose carefully. Students in the 2010 Freshman class and continuing students who have not taken any 300 level business courses as of the start of school Fall 2010 should choose the newer, 2010 curriculum sheet(s).
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