Global Business

From Seattle University's 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog.
All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted.
Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

(Global Business was formerly International Business)

GBUS 3200 Global Environments of Business

Introduces the major factors (legal/political, economic, competitive, socio-cultural, technological, and natural) of global environments and examines their individual and interrelated effects on organizational and managerial practices. Provides a framework for understanding organizational action within an increasingly global environment. (Formerly INBU 3200)

Prerequisite: Advanced standing in the Albers School.

GBUS 4860 Global Management

Develops understanding of how various business principles, particularly those developed in the United States, apply in diverse international settings. Students will learn the role national culture plays in shaping organizational practices. (Formerly INBU 4860)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3000

GBUS 4880 China: Its Role in Global Business

This course is geared toward students who want to learn about the reality of China as a business opportunity as well as a threat, together with China’s state of market development. The study topics include: China’s competitive environment, China’s rapid development, affects in the physical environment, the role of the state, the challenge for the government, development of infrastructure, state owned enterprises, privatized and corporatized companies, the competitive advantage of Chinese companies, competencies for foreign companies to succeed, foreign direct investment into China, outward China investment, branding in China, and the intellectual property challenge.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3000

GBUS 4890 Global Strategy

Global Strategy involves the interpreting of externalities in the global political and economic environments. It requires the identification and tracking of emergent trends and the matching with internal resources to identify what scope exists to bring about competitive advantage. (Formerly INBU 4890)

Prerequisite: Completed at least three of the following functional area course: GBUS 4860, BLAW 4760, FINC 4460, MKTG 4560, ECON 4720. Majors/minors only.

GBUS 4910 Special Topics Courses

See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits)

GBUS 4940 International Study Tour: Global Business

GBUS 4950 Internships

(1 - 5 credits)

For more about internships, visit the Albers Career Center

GBUS 4960 Independent Study

(1 - 5 credits)

GBUS 4990 Directed Research

(1 - 5 credits)