Global Business

Eleanor Townsley, Nexus director

Rick Feldman, track chair

Michael Robinson, track chair

Steven Schmeiser, track chair


217G Dwight Hall
413-538-3010
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/nexus/global_business

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

Faculty

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

Michael Robinson, Professor of Economics

Steven Schmeiser, Associate Professor of Economics

Rick Feldman, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Organizations and Society; Entrepreneurship Coordinator

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.

College(Interdeptmnt) Courses
COLL-211Reflecting Back: Connecting Internship and Research to Your Liberal Arts Education2
Economics
ECON-215Economics of Corporate Finance4
ECON-249ENTopics in Economics: 'Global Entrepreneurship'4
ECON-249METopics in Economics: 'Managerial Economics'4
ECON-270Accounting4
ECON-307Seminar in Industrial Organization4
ECON-345Corporate Governance4
ECON-349PEAdvanced Topics in Economics: 'International Political Economy'4
Entrepreneurship, Orgs & Soc
EOS-210Opportunities, Impact and Social Entrepreneurship4
EOS-239Fundamentals of Business Organizations and Finance4
EOS-249Ethics in Entrepreneurship and Business4
EOS-299NDTopic: 'Individuals and Organizations'4
EOS-310Social Entrepreneurship Capstone4
EOS-349NQTopic: 'Organizations and Inequality'4
History
HIST-252History of Money and Finance4
Politics
POLIT-267The Politics of Finance and Financial Crises4
Psychology
PSYCH-212Individuals and Organizations4
Sociology
SOCI-239How Capitalism Works: Social Class, Power, and Ideology4
SOCI-316DGSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'Sociology of Development and Globalization'4