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Academic Majors


Global Business

This major combines global business courses with language training and an in-depth study abroad experience to qualify students for management positions in the diverse, multicultural, and global environment they will encounter in the future. It is not enough to simply learn about global business: students must be well-positioned for careers of trust and leadership in the global economy. They will be, as the College of Business slogan states, “Globally Prepared, Ready to Lead.”

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The Program

Global Business is a second major, which may only be added to a primary major from the College of Business. It is designed to prepare students to survive and thrive in the global and multicultural work environment of the 21st century. This is achieved through global learning, both in the domestic classroom and through study abroad opportunities (e.g., internships, study abroad) around the world. The NDSU College of Business is dedicated to enhancing staff training and faculty teaching through international development opportunities. A major focus is to help develop more globally minded faculty, staff, and students who can communicate effectively across cultures, who are more open to diversity, who are globally minded and who become more interculturally proficient. The global business second major requires students to study abroad for a minimum of three weeks and 2nd-year language proficiency.

Selective Admission

Students are admitted to the pre-professional major when they declare a major in the College of Business. Once a student has met the College's requirements, they must apply to the professional program in order to take higher level College of Business courses. Admission to the professional program requires: Students to successfully complete the pre-professional courses needed for the first business major, achieve junior standing (60 credits) and earn a 2.50 institutional (NDSU) cumulative GPA. Students also must submit an application to the professional major to the College of Business. A letter grade must be earned in any course that fulfills a major requirement. Admission to the professional major is required to enroll in the advanced 300 and 400 level College of Business courses.

The Faculty

In order to provide a rigorous and timely educational experience, we have recruited and attracted faculty who are highly qualified to teach in their respective business areas. Dedicated to student learning, our faculty have often been recognized for their teaching excellence by their students and colleagues. They employ a wide variety of instructional techniques and are considered especially strong in experiential approaches to the study of global business. They remain current in their various subfields by actively engaging in research and interacting with the global business environment.

The College

The College of Business also offers majors in accounting, business administration, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing, as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees.

High School Preparation

It is recommended that high school students interested in studying global business at the university level take advanced foreign language courses. High school electives in math, social sciences, and English would also be helpful.

Sample Curriculum



Core Requirements



BUSN 340 - International Business


BUSN 341 - Global Business Environment


BUSN 430 - Legal and Social Environment of Business


BUSN 489 - Strategic Management


FIN 320 - Principles of Finance


MGMT 320 - Foundations of Management


MIS 320 - Management Information Systems


MRKT 320 - Foundations of Marketing


Complete three of the following:


AGEC 371 - Export Management


BUSN 440 - International Business Law


FIN 440 - International Finance


MGMT 440 - International Management


MRKT 372 - Global Retailing


MRKT 440 - International Marketing


Language Requirement


Study Abroad Requirement



This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic advisor or with the Office of Registration and Records.

Transferring Credits
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