Global Business

Undergraduate

Become knowledgeable about the contemporary corporate world, the role of global markets, and debates about appropriate regulation & long-term implications.

Program Overview

All economic life is increasingly impacted by the forces of globalization. This Nexus track introduces students to the contemporary corporate world, the role of global markets, and debates about appropriate regulation and long-term implications. Students will explore in depth the tools of corporate leadership, the sociology of organizations, and models of regulation. Students may pursue internships with national or international for-profit corporations to complete the experiential requirement for this Nexus track.

Courses and Requirements

Requirements for the Nexus

A minimum of 18 credits:

Three courses above the 100 level chosen from the list of courses approved for this Nexus or selected with approval of the track chair12
One approved 300-level course from the list of courses approved for this Nexus or selected with approval of the track chair4
Completion of the UAF application stages 1 and 2 1
A substantive internship 2
COLL-211Reflecting Back: Connecting Internship and Research to Your Liberal Arts Education2
A presentation at LEAP Symposium
Total Credits18
1

Or a fifth class with approval of the track chair

2

At least 240 work hours and responsibilities that exercise ability to think analytically and creatively, and contribute meaningfully to the organization’s stated mission and complements the student's area of focus

Additional Specifications

  • Nexus students will develop a brief proposal outlining their specific area of focus including a course outline. Students will schedule an advising meeting with a track chair to get approval and complete a Plan of Study form to be returned to the Nexus Program office.

  • The sequence of a Nexus is part of what makes it unique:
    • In preparation for the summer internship or research, students complete courses chosen in consultation with the track chair. If seeking funding through LYNK UAF, students will additionally complete orientation and advising, and online training.

    • COLL-211 is taken after the internship or research project and culminates in a presentation at LEAP Symposium.

Courses Counting toward the Nexus

Courses other than those listed below may count toward the Nexus. Students should consult the Nexus track chair for consideration of courses not on the list.

College(Interdeptmnt) Courses
COLL-211Reflecting Back: Connecting Internship and Research to Your Liberal Arts Education2
Economics
ECON-215Economics of Corporate Finance4
ECON-249ENTopics in Economics: 'Global Entrepreneurship'4
ECON-249METopics in Economics: 'Managerial Economics'4
ECON-270Accounting4
ECON-307Seminar in Industrial Organization4
ECON-349PEAdvanced Topics in Economics: 'International Political Economy'4
Entrepreneurship, Orgs & Soc
EOS-210Opportunities, Impact and Social Entrepreneurship4
EOS-239Fundamentals of Business Organizations and Finance4
EOS-249Ethics in Entrepreneurship and Business4
EOS-299NDTopic: 'Individuals and Organizations'4
EOS-310Social Entrepreneurship Capstone4
EOS-349NQTopic: 'Organizations and Inequality'4
History
HIST-252History of Money and Finance4
Politics
POLIT-267The Politics of Finance and Financial Crises4
Psychology
PSYCH-212Individuals and Organizations4
Sociology
SOCI-216MKSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'Marketing and Society'4
SOCI-216QDSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'Qualitative Research and Data Analysis'4
SOCI-239How Capitalism Works: Social Class, Power, and Ideology4
SOCI-316MKSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'Marketing and Society'4
SOCI-316NQSpecial Topics in Sociology: 'Organizations and Inequality'4

Contact Us

The Nexus Program allows students to create an individual program of study combined with an internship experience in one of nine pre-professional tracks. College 211 and the annual LEAP symposium are components of the Nexus program.

Katie Walker
  • Coordinator, Nexus Program
  • Coordinator, Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research
  • Nexus Staff

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