Global Awareness

In today’s interconnected global economy, managers must quickly understand and respond cross-national differences. Awareness of cultural, economic, legal, political and other differences begins in the first undergraduate business course, aptly called The World of Business (BAR 110). Further understanding of international dimensions of business are integrated into each major, in courses such as International Finance (FIN 450) and Multinational Marketing (MKT 350). Similarly, graduate students focus on international business issues in The Global Business Environment (MBA 705) required MBA course and in many other electives.

At the Barney School, we fulfill our mission to prepare leaders and decision makers who are globally aware outside of the traditional classroom as well. Our faculty lead students on short-term study abroad courses that include 7-14 days overseas modules. Students are also encouraged to do full-semester study abroad arranged through the University’s International Center. Learn more about our study abroad programs here.

Other global activities include international internships, attending professional meetings, conference presentations, and conducting research with faculty on global business topics.

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Ally Sobol '11 is currently living in Shanghai and working for the Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and enjoying her travels in Asia in her spare time.