Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Global Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in global leadership develops strategic thinkers with strong international business acumen and leadership skills. By earning a global business leadership degree concentration, you’ll develop a valuable understanding of business while building the management talents needed to lead in international companies.

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Next start date: 03/14/2022


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is global leadership?

In the context of business, global leadership refers to the talents and knowledge necessary to effectively manage international companies. Professionals in this field must take specific factors, like legal jurisdictions and cross-border commerce, into account. This discipline combines general best practices for operations and leadership with the specific considerations needed to work effectively across national borders. Additionally, global justice, cultural awareness and bridging divides between dissimilar groups can all come into play in global leadership positions.

Earning an online global business degree concentration can position you as a strong candidate and purposeful leader for global businesses. A focus on the unique nature of international business means building especially relevant talents and recognizing specific risk factors that may not be present in the domestic economy.

Can I learn how to manage international business with this degree?

 

Global operations and leadership are foundational concepts in the global business leadership degree concentration. In this program, you’ll learn how to manage staff from diverse backgrounds and resources across many locations. You’ll also have the opportunity to select relevant electives that support your specific career goals related to management.

What can I learn in a business leadership degree concentration?

 

A global business leadership degree concentration incorporates a variety of topics including:

  • Communication across cultures.
  • Global supply chain management.
  • International negotiations.
  • Local and international politics in decision-making.
  • Recognizing and respecting cultural differences as a manager.

Additionally, you can hone more general, professional skills like business development, critical thinking and resource management.

Will my business degree with a concentration in global leadership say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in global leadership will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Global business leadership degree concentration courses

Accounting, finance, marketing and similar topics are at the core of every business degree. When you choose a concentration in global leadership, you’ll also learn how to lead international businesses and access opportunities to study and work abroad. Featured courses include:


MGT 400: Cross-Cultural Management (C & G)


MGT 411: Leading Organizations


SCM 463: Global Supply Chain Management (G)


MGT 430: Negotiations


POS 350: Comparative Politics (SB & G)


POS 486: International Political Economy (SB & G)


What can I do with a business leadership degree concentration?

Completing a global leadership degree concentration can lead to a wide variety of careers at organizations with global interests and operations. You may choose to focus on analysis, training, sales or other areas where a strong foundation in leadership provides value. Career examples include:

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $96,390

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $121,220

Office Manager


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Salary:

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

Security Manager


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Educators with deep experience in business and leadership

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Educators with deep experience in business and leadership

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Global business leadership degree concentration admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Earned Admission pathway

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at a top business school

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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