Global Studies BA / Business Administration MBA

Major: Global Studies
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 229.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Five Years)
BA Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 30.2001
BA Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3094
MS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
MS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

About the Program

To further prepare students for careers in the international sphere, Drexel University now offers an accelerated degree that allows students to complete an accelerated bachelor’s degree (BA) in Global Studies and an MBA. Students apply in their third year to Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. Those accepted begin working on their MBA as they complete their BA, getting their MBA a year earlier than if they had done the two degrees separately. They also have a chance to complete an undergraduate co-op and gain valuable work experience as they go.

The Drexel BA degree prepares students for exciting international careers or at home working with diverse international populations. It prepares them by giving them foreign language fluency and offers a wide variety of courses in the social sciences, humanities, philosophy, hard sciences, cultural studies, and other fields. While working on their Global Studies degree, students also are encouraged to study abroad, adding to their global perspective as well as perfecting their foreign language skills. There are also many opportunities for doing co-op abroad: a chance to live overseas for six months while gaining valuable work experience and getting the opportunity to truly be part of the culture of the place where they are working. Study abroad opportunities exist in many countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and across Asia. Co-op abroad employers can also be found in almost any part of the world.

Added to this is the chance to get an accelerated degree with an MBA, a much-in-demand professional degree with many uses. Students interested in business, trade, accounting, and corporate careers, for example, can gain skills that make them attractive to international development agencies like the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, or many government agencies, private multinational corporations, and regional companies. Students who want to work domestically can use their language and cultural skills in a wide variety of settings here, working with the diverse population within the US. A degree in Business Administration allows graduates to make a real impact on society, improving the lives of people around the world. To learn more about the Drexel LeBow MBA please visit their website. 

Drexel Global Studies students have won a wide variety of international fellowships, including Fulbright, Boren, and other US government programs. They have studied abroad in countries as diverse as France, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Argentina, Costa Rica, China, Japan, and Korea. They have gone on to work with the US State Department and other government agencies, with large Silicon Valley tech firms, and with private corporations and nonprofits around the world. Adding an MBA will open even more doors for students interested in making a difference at home and abroad.

Admission Requirements

Same as regular requirements for Global Studies majors.

Degree Requirements

General Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two mathematics (MATH 100-499) courses6.0-8.0
Two science courses: BIO, CHEM, ENSS, ENVS, FDSC, GEO, NFS, PHEV, PHYS (100-499)6.0-8.0
Global Studies Core Requirements
GST 101Becoming Global: Language and Cultural Context4.0
GST 102Understanding Global: Markets and Governance4.0
Three 200+ level GST courses12.0
GST 400Senior Project in Global Studies4.0
Language minor in Spanish, French, or Japanese, or minor in Asian Studies or Middle East and North Africa Studies **24.0
Concentration (Select one from below)95.0-91.0
MBA Requirements
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making2.0
BSAN 601Business Analytics for Managers3.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
Experiential Requirements - Select one course:3.0
Graduate Internship
International Business Seminar and Residency
Leading for Innovation
Business Consulting
Business Agility and IT
Negotiations for Leaders
Tax Experiential Learning
MBA Concentration Requirements (Select one concentration from the list below)9.0
Graduate Free Electives11.0
Total Credits229.0
*

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

**

Students must complete at least 24.0 credits above the 103 language level to earn a language minor. Language courses could count towards free electives in some instances; consult with an advisor.

Global Justice and Human Rights Concentration

Global Justice and Human Rights Distribution Requirements
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
PHIL 335Global Ethical Issues3.0-4.0
or PSCI 352 Ethics and International Relations
PSCI 120History of Political Thought4.0
or PSCI 229 Theories of Justice
PSCI 351The United Nations in World Politics4.0
PSCI 353International Human Rights4.0
SOC 330Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South4.0
or SOC 340 Globalization
Global Justice and Human Rights Distribution Options24.0
Students must complete at least 24 distribution credits from the approved list
Special Topics in Africana Studies course must have a global theme
Race, Crime, and Justice
Justice in Our Community
Prison, Society and You
Places of Justice
Terrorism
Comparative Justice Systems
Strategic International Communication
International Negotiations
Grant Writing
The Kitchen Garden: Summer
The Kitchen Garden: Fall
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Development
Resource and Environmental Economics
Topics in World Literature
Introduction to Global Capital and Development
Introduction to Identities and Communities
Introduction to Power and Resistance
Introduction to Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Introduction to Global Health and Sustainability
Advanced Studies in Global Capital and Development
Advanced Studies in Identities and Communities
Advanced Studies in Power and Resistance (Model Organization of American States)
Advanced Studies in Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Advanced Studies in Global Health and Sustainability
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
Transnational History of Science, Technology and Environment
Comparative Legal Institutions
Immigration Law
Social & Political Philosophy
Global Ethical Issues
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Religion
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Introduction to Health & Human Rights
Theories of Justice
Comparative Politics II
American Foreign Policy
Global Governance
International Political Economy
Power in Protest: Social Movements in Comparative Perspective
Social Development: A Global Approach
Civilians in Armed Conflict
The United Nations in World Politics
Ethics and International Relations
The Politics of LGBT Movements and Rights
Innovation and Social Justice
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Wealth and Power
Globalization
Environmental Justice
Classical Social Theory
Social Movements
Women and Society in a Global Context
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies must have a global theme
Electives47.0-49.0
Total Credits93.0-96.0

Global Health and Sustainability Concentration

Global Health and Sustainability Concentration Requirements
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
PSCI 334Politics of Environment and Health4.0
or SOC 346 Environmental Justice
SOC 244Sociology of the Environment4.0
or SOC 340 Globalization
Choose one of the following English classes3.0
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Choose one of the following Ethics courses3.0
Public Health Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Global Health and Sustainability Distribution Options24.0
Students must complete at least 24.0 distribution credits from the approved list
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Ethnobotany
Environmental Crime
Campaigns for Health & Environment
Environmental Communication
Science Writing
Grant Writing
The Kitchen Garden: Summer
The Kitchen Garden: Fall
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Introduction to Urban Planning
Cities and Sustainability
Energy Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Native Plants and Sustainability
Global Climate Change
Global Warming, Biodiversity and Your Future
Conservation Biology
Introduction to Global Capital and Development
Introduction to Identities and Communities
Introduction to Power and Resistance
Introduction to Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Introduction to Global Health and Sustainability
Advanced Studies in Global Capital and Development
Advanced Studies in Identities and Communities
Advanced Studies in Power and Resistance
Advanced Studies in Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Advanced Studies in Global Health and Sustainability
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Themes in Global Environmental History
Empire and Environment
Transnational History of Science, Technology and Environment
Development of World Health Care
Health Care across Cultures
Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Epidemiology in Public Health
Introduction to the History of Public Health
Introduction to Health & Human Rights
Women and Children: Health & Society
Introduction to Community Health
The World's Water
Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Health Inequality
Adapting to a Hotter Climate: Protecting Health of Vulnerable Populations
Biomedical Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Science
Global Governance
Environmental Politics
Social Development: A Global Approach
Politics of Environment and Health
Political Economy of Climate Change
Cities and Climate Change
The United Nations in World Politics
Ethics and International Relations
International Human Rights
Psychology of Sustainability
Innovation and Social Justice
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Global Health
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Globalization
Women and Society in a Global Context
Women's Health and Human Rights
Electives51.0-47.0
Total Credits95.0-91.0

Global Business, Economics, and Development Concentration

Global Business, Economics, and Development Concentration Requirements
BLAW 340International Business Law4.0
ECON 342Economic Development4.0
ENGL 308 [WI] The Literature of Business3.0
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
PSCI 255International Political Economy4.0
Select one of the following4.0
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Global Business, Economics, and Development Distribution Options24.0
Students must complete at least 24.0 distribution credits from the approved list
Business Communication
Intercultural Communication
Strategic International Communication
International Negotiations
Grant Writing
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Ideas
International Macroeconomics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Topics in World Literature
Literature and Society
Social Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship
3BL - Triple Bottom Line
Energy Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Finance
Global Financial Management
Introduction to Global Capital and Development
Introduction to Identities and Communities
Introduction to Power and Resistance
Introduction to Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Introduction to Global Health and Sustainability
Advanced Studies in Global Capital and Development
Advanced Studies in Identities and Communities
Advanced Studies in Power and Resistance
Advanced Studies in Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Advanced Studies in Global Health and Sustainability
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
History of Capitalism
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Introduction to Marketing Management
Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications
Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
Global Marketing
Political Economy of Climate Change
The United Nations in World Politics
Ethics and International Relations
Wealth and Power
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Globalization
Classical Social Theory
Imagining Multiple Democracies
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics II
Women and Society in a Global Context
Electives49.0-45.0
Total Credits95.0-91.0

 Global Media, Arts, and Cultures Concentration

Media, Arts, and Cultures Distribution Requirements
ANTH 330Media Anthropology3.0
ENGL 325Topics in World Literature3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
or ENGL 323 Literature and Other Arts
PHIL 305Ethics and the Media3.0
WEST 100Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Asian Art and Culture
Art of India
Art of Japan
Nineteenth Century Art
20th Century Art
Contemporary Art
African-American Art
African Art
Latin American Art
Media, Arts, and Cultures Distribution Options24.0
Students must complete at least 24.0 distribution credits from the approved list
Digital Ethnography
Architecture and Society I
Global Material Culture
Current Events in Media and Communication
Theory and Models of Communication
Media and Identity
Diversity in Media
English Worldwide
Intercultural Communication
Ethnography of Communication
Strategic International Communication
Grant Writing
Nonprofit Communication
Communication for Civic Engagement
Media Effects
Culture and Gastronomy I
Classical to Medieval Literature
Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Survey of World Literature
Post-Colonial Literature
Literature & Science
Literature and Other Arts
Topics in World Literature
Mythology
Women and Literature
Literature and Society
Special Topics in Film Studies
Introduction to Global Capital and Development
Introduction to Identities and Communities
Introduction to Power and Resistance
Introduction to Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Introduction to Global Health and Sustainability
Advanced Studies in Global Capital and Development
Advanced Studies in Identities and Communities
Advanced Studies in Power and Resistance
Advanced Studies in Global Media, Arts, and Cultures
Advanced Studies in Global Health and Sustainability
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
Introduction to Music
World Musics
Afro-American Music USA
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Reality
Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art
Social & Political Philosophy
Global Ethical Issues
Philosophy of Religion
History of Political Thought
Public Opinion & Propaganda
Political Communication
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Globalization
Women and Society in a Global Context
Literary Editing & Publication
Electives49.0-53.0
Total Credits91.0-95.0

MBA Concentrations

Business Analytics Concentration 

Select three of the following:9.0
Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Analytics
Statistics for Business Analytics
Datamining for Managers
Time Series Forecasting
Special Topics in STAT
Total Credits9.0

Finance Concentration

Select three of the following:9.0
Advanced Financial Management
Business Valuation
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
FinTech
Behavioral Finance
International Financial Management
Special Topics in FIN
Total Credits9.0

Marketing Concentration

Select three of the following, of which two MUST be from MKTG (any course with MKTG subject code and course number between 600-699):9.0
MKTG Course 600-699
Special Topics in BLAW
Intro to Econometrics and Data Analysis
Microeconomics
International Business Management
Knowledge Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Concentration

Required Courses
MGMT 602Innovation Management3.0
MGMT 603Technology Strategy3.0
Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Knowledge Management
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading for Innovation
Strategy Implementation
Change Management Experiential Capstone
MIS Policy and Strategy
Business Agility and IT
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Leading and Executing Change
Negotiations for Leaders
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact Concentration 

Choose three of the following9.0
Legal Aspects of Employment
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Business
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Corporate Brand & Reputation Management
Special Topics in ORGB
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Social Issues in Sport
Total Credits9.0

Effective Leadership Concentration 

Choose three of the following9.0
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading Virtual Teams
Negotiations for Leaders
Total Credits9.0

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Choose three of the following9.0
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Systems Analysis & Design
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Supply Chain Management II
Management of Service Firms
Transportation & Logistics Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Supply Chain Analytics
Special Topics in POM
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Customized Concentration 

Students can self customize a concentration with coordination between their program manager and with faculty guidance. Please see your Program Manager/Academic Advisor for further information MBA Graduate Credits include courses in Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), Interdisciplinary Business (INDS), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT) or Taxation (TAX), with a course number range between 500-799 or other approved course at the graduate level.9.0
Total Credits9.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4+1, 1 co-op (Accelerated program completed in 5 years)

Students complete undergraduate requirements in four years, then convert to graduate status in the fifth and final year.

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 1013.0ENGL 1023.0CIVC 1011.0VACATION
GST 1014.0GST 1024.0ENGL 1033.0 
UNIV H1011.0MATH 1024.0PSCI 1504.0 
MATH 1014.0(UG) Language course4.0Free elective3.0 
(UG) Language course4.0 (UG) Language course4.0 
 16 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP 101*1.0ECON 2024.0(UG) Language course4.0(UG) Language course3.0
ECON 2014.0(UG) GST Concentration Requirement3.0(UG) GST Distribution option4.0(UG) GST Distribution option4.0
(UG) Language course4.0(UG) Distribution Option3.0(UG) GST 200+4.0(UG) Free electives6.0
(UG) Concentration Requirement3.0(UG) Language course4.0(UG) Free electives3.0 
(UG) Free elective3.0(UG) Free elective3.0  
 15 17 15 13
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
(UG) Language course4.0(UG) Language course4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
(UG) GST Distribution Option3.0(UG) GST 200+4.0  
(UG) Concentration Requirement3.0(UG) Distribution Option4.0  
(UG) Free electives6.0(UG) Concentration Requirement3.0  
 (UG) Free elective3.0  
 16 18 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
UNIV H2011.0GST 4004.0(UG) GST Distribution option3.0Undergrad degree awarded
(UG) GST Distribution option3.0(UG) Distribution option 3.0(UG) Concentration Requirement3.0Student converts to Grad status
(UG) Language course4.0(UG) GST Concentration requirement3.0(UG) Free electives6.0 
(UG) Free elective3.0(UG) Free elective3.0ECON 6013.0 
(UG) GST 200+4.0BSAN 6013.0  
ACCT 5102.0   
 17 16 15 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MGMT 5302.0BLAW 5102.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0
MKTG 5102.0FIN 6013.0(GR) Concentration Requirement6.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0
ORGB 5113.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0(GR) Elective2.0(GR) Elective3.0
POM 5102.0(GR) Free Elective3.0 (GR) Experiential Elective3.0
 9 11 10 11
Total Credits 229
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Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

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