Global Business Management

How and why do business practices vary in different societies? The Global Business Management major, unique in its broad interdisciplinary outlook, answers these questions and more. It develops knowledge and abilities in strategic management, cultural awareness, critical analysis and communication and prepares students for a wide choice of careers in international and domestic organizations of all sizes.


View requirements for major

Questions about this major? Contact Professor Peter Secord. 


Why study Global Business Management at Saint Mary’s?

As part of the Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Sobey School of Business, this program provides students with the expertise to manage human, physical and financial resources and emerging management issues in both international and domestic businesses.


Hands on learning

Global Business Management students participated in a variety of on-campus societies including the Commerce and Accounting Societies, Conflict Resolution, Desi (South Asian) Society, Ethics, Human Resources, and Habitat for Humanity. They have taken part in study abroad programs in France, Germany, China and Hong Kong.

Sample courses offered:

  • International Accounting
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Business Management

Language electives: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

Plus geographic electives drawn from: Political Science, History, Anthropology, Atlantic Canada Studies, French, Geography, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology and International Development Studies

Future career opportunities:

  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Immigration officer
  • Public interest group director
  • International student advisor
  • International operations manager
  • International job analyst

Browse our Global Business Management course descriptions. (page 200)


Requirements for Major

In addition to all other requirements for the major, a minimum GPA of 2.2 is required in ACCT 3357. MKTG 3375, FINA 4476, MGMT 4488, and the geographic and cognate electives completed in fulfillment of the major (as indicated below by *).

Year 3

  • ACCT 3332 Planning and Control
  • * ACCT 3357 International Accounting
  • FINA 2360 Business Finance I
  • FINA 3361 Business Finance II
  • MGMT 3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
  • *MKTG 3375 International Marketing
  • Six (6) credit hours in Modern Language (except English) electives [Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish] - see Note (i).
  • *Six (6) credit hours in geographic electives - see Note (ii).

Year 4

  • *FINA 4476 International Finance Management
  • *MGMT 488 International Business Management
  • MGMT 4489 Strategic Management
  • Six (6) credit hours in a Modern Language (except English)- see Note (iii).
  • *Six (6) credit hours in geographic electives- see Note (iv)
  • Six (6) credit hours in cognate electives- see Note (v).
  • Three (3) credit hours in free electives

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