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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.



    Student can apply to the GM minor by completing a brief form via the Registrar's Office. Applications are non-competitive, but should be completed by March 1st/October 1st to ensure processing in time for early registration.
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    GM students complete coursework in international business, international relations, and management. They also complete an international experience and a capstone course in cross-cultural analysis.
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    The 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!


Students in the Global Management minor complete the following:


1.  One of the following course in International Business and Trade:

    • International Trade (IB 350) - Open to all upper division students regardless of college.  Sophomores interested in taking the course should contact us for assistance.  Offered every semester.
    • Foundations of International Business (IB 320F) - Restricted to non-Business students, and offered as an online course.  Offered every semester, and also counts towards the Business Foundations minor.


2.  One of the following courses in Management:

    • Organizational Behavior (MAN 336) - Generally only taken by Business students, but non-Business students can request permission to take the course by contacting us.  Offered every semester.
    • Foundations of Management (MAN 320F) - Restricted to non-Business students, and the preferred option for students not at McCombs.  Offered every semester, and also counts towards the Business Foundations minor.
    • Leadership and Urban Engagement (MAN 340) - Offered as part of the UTNY program (a summer program open to student from across UT - more info here).


3. One course in International Relations:

    • Foundations of International Relations (IRG 320F) - Upper division students not pursuing a major in International Relations will have the stated pre-requisite automatically waived.  Offered ever semester.


4.  An Approved International Experience:

    • This requirement can be satisfied by any study abroad program of 5 weeks or more, or any international internship program of 6 weeks or more. 
    • Some May Term programs also qualify:  Click here for a list of currently approved programs.
    • No specific coursework is required, and there are no restrictions on what can be studied as part of the international experience.
    • Students should request pre-approval of their plans prior to traveling to ensure their intended program will satisfy the requirement. 
    • More information about how GM minors satisfy their international experience requirement is available here.


5.  Capstone Course in Global Management

    • All Global Management students take the Capstone Course in Global Management (IB 337D), which has replaced MAN 137C & 237D in the curriculum.
    • This course is only offered in the spring, and is taken after the international experience is completed, so students should plan accordingly.
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    The 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.


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 prospective employer.

How do I apply to the Global Management Minor?

Applying to the Global Management minor is easy – the process is not competitive and just requires a brief form.  To apply:

    1. Go to the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.
    2. Enter your EID where indicated, and select "International Business" from the "Field of Study" menu
    3. Click Next to proceed.
    4. Select "Global Management" from the "Type" menu.
    5. Confirm your choice and submit the application.


Note:  You will receive notification as soon as your application has been processed, at which time you will need to contact your academic advisor and inform them you would like your minor tied to your degree profile.

What's the deadline to apply to the Global Management minor?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be completed by March 1st to ensure processing in time for Early Fall Registration and by October 1st to ensure processing in time for Early Spring Registration.


What is the difference between the Global Management minor and the IB minor?

The Global Management minor is designed to help students build cross-cultural analysis and communication skills to make them more effective workplace participants, regardless of their professional 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.

How do I request approval for my international experience?

Students should complete the form located at prior to traveling to confirm their plans will satisfy the international experience requirement for the GM minor.

Note that only select May Term programs are approved for the GM minor - more information is available on the International Experience page.

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.


Do you have questions about your options?  Talk to an advisor today.