The Global Management Minor
The Global Global Management minor allows business and non-business majors alike to leverage their international experience into marketable skills coveted by today's employers.
APPLY TO THE MINORStudent can apply to the IB minor by completing a brief form via the Registrar's Office. Applications are non-competitive, but should be completed by April 1st/October 1st to ensure processing in time for early registration.
REQUIRED CLASSESGM students complete International Trade (IB 350 or its equivalent) along with International Relations (IRG 320F), Management Operations (MAN 336). They also take a Capstone Course in Global Management (IB 337D) after completing a required international experience.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIAThe GM minor is open to all undergraduates in good standing at The University of Texas at Austin, but please note that students can generally only pursue one minor. Talk to an advisor if you have any questions!
SUPPORT FOR STUDENTSThe Center for Global Business understands that pursuing an globally-minded course of study isn't always straightforward. For that reason, CGB offers mentoring matches and individualized coaching from CGB staff, designed to help you succeed on the path of your choosing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Global Management minor allows students to add cross-cultural analysis and communication tools to their course of study, and is especially useful for those looking to add a business or management perspective to a non-BBA degree.
Why should I pursue an Global Management minor?
The GM minor help students leverage an international experience into analytic and communication skills to complement any degree plan. Students learn how to see and engage through multiple perspectives, making them the ultimate team player for any prospecitve employer.
Why should I pursue an Global Management minor?
Apply to the GM minor by completing a request via the Registrar’s Office. After completing the form, you will need to contact your academic advisor to ask them to “tie” the minor to your planned major in order to be fully enrolled in the minor.
What is the difference between the Global Management minor and the IB minor?
The Global Managemetnt minor is designed to help students build cross-cultural analysis and communication skills to make them more effective workplace participants, regardless of their professsional aspirations. The skills learned in the GM minor are particularly useful for those pursuing a non-BBA major who are looking to add a business perspective to their degree.
What classes do I have to take to complete the GM minor?
Students in the GM minor complete International Trade (IB 350 or its equivalent), Organizational Behavior (MAN 336, or MAN 320F if a non-BBA student), Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F), and a Capstone Course in Global Management (IB 337D). GM students also complete an international experience (study abroad or internship) of at least 5 weeks before taking IB 337D.
One of the required classes has a pre-requisite. Do I have to take that course too?
Students who are required to take the pre-requisitie as part of their major are required to take it before completing the course. However, students not pursuing a BBA degree do not have to take BA 324 in order to take MAN 336, and studnets not pursuing an IRG major do not have to take IRG 301 before taking IRG 320F.
How do I request approval for my international experience?
Students should contact CGB at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to completing their international experinece to ensure that it will satisfy the requirement for the minor.
Are MAN 137C and 237D (or IB 137C and 237D) required? I don't see them offered anywhere.
MAN 137C and 237D (or IB 137C and 237D) have been replace with a single capstone course: IB 337D. This course is offered only in the spring, and is to be taken after the international experience. Once this course is completed, both 137C and 237D will be marked as complete on your degree audit.
What will I learn in IB 337D, the Capstone in Global Management class?
IN IB 337D students use break down their international experience to learn cultural analysis tools that will help them adapt to and succeed in an international setting. The class is small and involves a significant amount of group work, so come ready to learn!
What is the difference between the GM minor and the GM Certificate?
Students who are majoring under the 2018-2020 catalog may need to complete the Global Management certificate in lieu of the minor. The Certificate has the same requirements as the minor, but also requires an additional 3 hours of economics and 3 hours of area studies coursework. Students should speak to their academic advisor with questions about which credential is appropriate for them.