Global Business Minor

Dublin 2017

The global business minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework completed at William & Mary and abroad at a host institution (Ireland in summers of 2017 and 2018). This minor is offered based on faculty availability. If you accept a place in the global business minor, you may not reapply to another business major or minor. Visit here for more program and application details.

BUAD 203 - Principles of Accounting

3 credits | Fall & Spring

A study of the use and preparation of financial information and the accounting system as an interpretative tool to communicate information about a variety of economic events to both internal and external users. Topics covered include the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for external users as well as managerial uses of accounting data, cost analysis, budgeting and performance evaluation.

BUAD 310 - Marketing in an International Environment

3 credits | Summer - Dublin

This course covers the fundamental principles and practices of marketing in today's global economy. Students consider the international similarities and differences in marketing functions related to the economic, cultural, political, and technological factors of the environment. Topics will reflect the breadth of marketing activities- from insight generation, through innovation of products and service, and integrated communication - in a designated global region.

BUAD 320 - Finance in an International Environment

3 credits | Summer - Dublin

This course introduces non-business students to corporate financial concepts and decision making in an international context. Students will gain an appreciation of the role of financial markets and institutions in our economy, as well as understand the responsibilities, concerns, and methods of analysis employed by corporate financial managers. Students will learn about the sources of funding for corporations and how managers increase the value of the firm by allocating financial resources. In this course, we will pay particular attention to how global differences in institutions, laws and regulations, and culture impact these financial decisions. Analysis of governance quality, taxation, capital market development, and political risk will focus on a designated global region.

BUAD 411 - Management in an International Environment

3 credits | Summer - Dublin

This course focuses on key management topics in the global context at the organizational and international levels. Students will become familiar with relevant models and frameworks regarding strategy, innovation, leadership, teams, culture, group and individual dynamics, ethics, etc. They will apply their learning to the global context and be able to contrast the challenges of leading and managing an organization in their home country, versus in the global or individual national environments.

BUAD 493 - Special Topics : Design Thinking

3 credits | Summer - Dublin

The design thinking process is all about developing a deep empathic understanding of people with different needs and perspectives than one’s own through interviews, observation, ethnographic analysis, etc.  Armed with insights from that analysis, we try to make reasonable inferences (theories or hypotheses) about deeper underlying needs.  After structured ideating around those theories, we experiment with possible solutions via rapid prototyping, and test those solutions quickly with the population that we are trying to serve.

BUAD 413 - Global Business Immersion

3 credits | Summer - Dublin

This course encompasses an on-site immersion experience in a designated global region. During the on-site portion of the course particular emphasis will be placed on maximizing the immersion experience with a variety of activities such as: visiting businesses and governmental agencies, meetings and seminars with academic organizations, fieldwork to study the local culture, study tours to important cultural sites, and other opportunities for experiential learning.