Global Business Management, Bachelor of Science


Study Global Business Management at Saint Francis University

The global marketplace is a dynamic, yet complex business ecosystem that you must understand in order to thrive in your career path overseas. The Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management (International Business) can help you prepare.


Offered: On-Campus

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benefit from alumni connections in major marketplaces across the globe
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integrated study abroad and/or international internships broaden your experience base

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tour the financial district of London and take in world-class economic lectures in our annual Spring in London trip

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International Business the Saint Francis Way

Global commerce is a powerful tool to bring diverse communities together to heal division and conflict.  Through study abroad or international internships, you can develop the mindset to contribute to the global economy in a positive manner shaped by Franciscan values.  In addition, the Global Business Management program focuses on business and economics topics, and our students benefit from alumni connections in major marketplaces across the globe.

Global Business Perspectives Matter 

With a degree in Global Business Management, through the Saint Francis University  Shields School of Business, you can become a powerful source of change in the world while pursuing a satisfying career. 

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Build Strong Business Acumen

  • Strong business core (accounting, economics, management, marketing, information systems, finance, quantitative business analysis) 
  • International focus (global business management, global marketing, international trade/finance, international business laws, global supply chain/logistics)

Gain Global Perspective

  • Understand cultural differences and embrace inclusiveness and peace as economic drivers.   
  • Study abroad and/or an International internship is required to broaden your international knowledge and experience base.     
  • Signature SFU excursions include the annual business-focused Spring in London trip and our Semester in France at the university's site in Ambielet.


    The best way to explore what the student experience really looks like is to schedule a visit!


What You’ll Learn in the Global Business Management Program

You will examine business management strategies and tactics used in other cultures. Our students appreciate the political, economical, and cultural characteristics of today’s multicultural business environment, along with the dynamics of international business. Supported by a strong business core that covers accounting, economics, management, marketing, information systems, finance, and quantitative business analysis, our Global Business Management program prepares students to work in international business. Courses include global business management, global marketing, international trade and finance, international business law, and global supply chain and logistics. 


Global Business Management majors are expected to study abroad during their sophomore or junior years to broaden their international knowledge and experience base. Students may select one semester-long study abroad program, two short-term study abroad programs, or a comprehensive international business management internship.

  • Undergraduate Path
  • Learning Objectives
  • Accreditation
  • On-Campus: 

     Degree DescriptionCourse Catalog Plan of Study
    Global Business Management, B.S. on-campus program Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study


    Business Analytics

     examines business management strategies and tactics used in in other culturesCourse Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study
  • The Shields School of Business will graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers.


    Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

    • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business.
    • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making.
    • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate.
  • Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Experienced global business management faculty who love to teach

Our professors have real-world professional experience in their chosen fields and make it a priority to help students understand how various theoretical concepts apply to actual practice. You will have many opportunities to work one-on-one or in small groups with the faculty. Guest speakers and site visits augment the instruction in several courses to enrich the value of the program.


Department Contact: Dr. Angela Seidel,, 814-472-3076


Career Outlook in Global Business Management

The career outlook for students graduating with global business management or international business degrees is bright, as the business world continues on a path of accelerated globalization in commerce. In many cases, our graduates work in core business areas, such as finance, marketing, supply chain, information systems management, or other business sector fields. 


Jobs for International Business Graduates

  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Banking Manager



Frequently Asked Questions About Global Business Management and Saint Francis University

  • What is the Fast Track?

    Undergraduate students have the option to complete their master's degree (MBA degree,  MHRM degree, Online MBA, or Online MHRM) within five years.  

  • Is a double major possible?

    Yes!  In fact, many business students double-major to increase their marketability and career prospects AND they are able to graduate in 4 years.  


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Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.


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