University of South Florida St. Petersburg

2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Business (GBP)

The Global Business Major prepares students with a unique blend of interdisciplinary global courses that cross the various functional areas of business administration (economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing) and a required Global Cultural Experience. A degree in Global Business supplements the standard general education and liberal arts requirements with a strong grounding in cross-functional, global business core courses. Students majoring in Global Business will have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for successful careers in service- or knowledge-based or manufacturing industries with global markets, global suppliers, international sources of finance or a diverse work force.

The 24-hour Global Business program starts with a solid core of required Global Business Courses. Then, students have the flexibility to choose the specific Global Knowledge and Global Business Elective Courses that supplement the individual student’s specific global interests. The final component requires the student to participate in a chosen, meaningful Global Cultural Experience.

Requirements for the B.A./B.S. Degree: Within the 120-semester-hour program as listed in the General Requirements section, students must complete a minimum of 21 hours of upper-level Global Business courses beyond the foundation courses for business in addition to 3 hours of a Global Cultural Educational Experience for a minimum total of 24 hours for the Global Business Major. At least 15 hours of the Global Core and Global Business Electives must be earned at USFSP and a minimum of 33 business hours must be from USFSP. A minimum of 48 hours out of 120 hours must be upper division. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher must be achieved in all major course work at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work.

Undergraduates seeking this degree must complete:

  • Foundation Courses (39)
  • Core Requirements (12 hours)
  • Global Business Electives (9)
  • OR Global Business Electives (6) AND Global Knowledge Electives (3)
  • Global Cultural Experience (3)

Total: 120 hours including 48 hours of upper division courses.

Foundation Courses (39 hours):

ACG 2021

Principles of Financial Accounting


ACG 2071

Principles of Managerial Accounting


CGS 2100

Computers in Business


ECO 2013

Economic Principles (Macroeconomics)


ECO 2023

Economic Principles (Microeconomics)


QMB 2100

Business and Economic Statistics I


QMB 3200

Business and Economic Statistics II


FIN 3403

Principles of Finance


BUL 3320

Law and Business


ISM 3011

Information Systems in Organizations


MAN 3025

Principles of Management


MAR 3023

Basic Marketing


GEB 4890

Strategic Management and Decision Making


Core Requirements (12 hours):

FIN 3604

International Finance


MAN 4600

International Management


MAR 4156

International Marketing


GEB 3373

Global Business


Global Business Elective Courses (6 - 9 hours):

ECS 3013

Economic Development


ECP 3302

Environmental Economics


ECO 3703

International Economics


ECO 4713

International Macroeconomics


ECO 4723

International Trade and Policy


ECS 4430

Economics of Latin America



Doing Business in China



Doing Business in Europe


ISM 4382

Global Information Systems


Global Knowledge Elective Courses ( 0 - 3 hours):

ANT 3610

Anthropological Linguistics


ANT 4620

Language and Culture


ANT 4323

Mexico and Central America


CPO 4930

Comparative Government & Politics of Selected Countries/Areas


INR 4254

Africa in World Affairs


INR 3038

International Wealth/Power


INR 4035

International Political Economy


INR 4083

Conflict in the World


SPN 4470

Advanced Overseas Study


SPN 3440

Spanish for Business


SPN 3500

Spanish Civilization


SPN 3520

Hispanic American Civilization


FRE 3500

French Civilization


FRE 3470

Overseas Study Abroad


FRE 3502

Francophone World





Global Cultural Experience (3 hours*):


Doing Business in China




Doing Business in Europe



Semester Study Abroad/Exchange Program

Faculty-led travel/study course

(minimum 3 hours)

Global internship

(minimum 3 hours)

Global Service Learning project abroad

(register as an internship)

Nationally recognized organizations' global community service

(register as an internship)

Sustained (minimum 150 hours) Cross-Cultural Experience-Performing community service in the US with a cultural community that is distinct from your own culture

(register as an internship)

Global work experience on a case-by-case basis


*The Global Cultural Experience will be approved by the College’s Global Business faculty on a case-by-case basis.

It is strongly recommended that global business majors complete the Intermediate II level in a foreign language with a grade of "C" or better. These required global business courses all address ethics/corporate responsibility issues. Students should start planning early for the best global cultural educational experience and opportunities.

Note: Courses taken to satisfy Global Required Courses, Global Business Electives or Global Knowledge Courses cannot count as a Global Cultural Experience.

*Course pending approval

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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

University Administration


Undergraduate Programs Offered

Academic Calendar - August 2013-December 2014

USF St. Petersburg Mission, Goals, Values and Vision

About USF St. Petersburg

Admissions and Related Matters

Financial Aid


Veterans Services

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