Global Business

Eleanor Townsley, Nexus director

Michael Robinson, track chair

Steven Schmeiser, track chair

217G Dwight Hall

Overview and Contact Information

All economic life is increasingly impacted by the forces of globalization. This Nexus track introduces students to the contemporary corporate world, the role of global markets, and debates about appropriate regulation and long-term implications. Students will explore in depth the tools of corporate leadership, the sociology of organizations, and models of regulation. Students may pursue internships with national or international for-profit corporations to complete the experiential requirement for this Nexus track.

See Also


This area of study is administered by the following Nexus track chairs:

Michael Robinson, Professor of Economics

Steven Schmeiser, Associate Professor of Economics

Requirements for the Nexus

A minimum of 18 credits:

Three courses above the 100 level chosen from the list of courses approved for this Nexus12
One approved 300-level course from the list of courses approved for this Nexus4
Completion of the UAF application stages 1 and 2 1
A substantive internship
COLL-211Reflecting Back: Connecting Internship and Research to Your Liberal Arts Education2
A presentation at LEAP Symposium
Total Credits18

Additional Specifications

  • In selecting courses from the approved list for the track, students will complete at least one course particular to global business and will generally also select one of the approved EOS (Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society) courses.
  • The sequence of a Nexus is part of what makes it unique. UAF application stages 1 and 2 must be completed before the internship or research project. COLL-211 is taken after the internship or research project and culminates in a presentation at LEAP Symposium.

Courses Counting toward the Nexus

Courses other than those listed below may count toward the Nexus. Students should consult the Nexus track chair for consideration of courses not on the list.

ANTHR-212Shopping and Swapping: Cultures of Consumption and Exchange4
Asian Studies
ASIAN-315Business Culture and Communication in China4
College(Interdeptmnt) Courses
COLL-211Reflecting Back: Connecting Internship and Research to Your Liberal Arts Education2
ECON-207FMSpecial Topics: 'Economics in Popular Film'4
ECON-212Microeconomic Theory4
ECON-215Economics of Corporate Finance4
ECON-249ENTopics in Economics: 'Global Entrepreneurship'4
ECON-307Seminar in Industrial Organization4
ECON-335Advanced Corporate Finance4
ECON-345Corporate Governance4
Entrepreneurship, Orgs & Soc
EOS-210Opportunities and Impacts4
EOS-229Enterprise Startups and Social Entrepreneurship4
EOS-239Fundamentals of Business Organizations and Finance4
EOS-310Social Entrepreneurship Capstone4
German Studies
GRMST-231GBTopics in German and European Studies in a Global Context: 'A Global Enterprise: Germany Works'4
HIST-357History of British Capitalism4
PSYCH-212Individuals and Organizations4
SOCI-316SYSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'The Business of Culture: Marketing & Selling Symbolic Goods'4