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Global Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Global business (or International business as it is popularly known) refers to business that is conducted across national borders. Companies who pursue cross-border business activity are called multinational firms. 

These firms face unique challenges due to differences in country-specific political, economic, social, cultural, technological, institutional, regulatory, and organizational contexts. 

Indeed, the very nature of global business usually impacts several functional areas within firms. Thus, to be profitable, multinationals must systematically understand the intricacies of global business. In fact, given the inter-connectedness among world economies, even purely domestic firms are not immune from the above imperative. 

The Global Business major from University of South Florida St Petersburg provides a holistic basis for acquiring this proficiency.

Career options:

Global business accounts for approximately 20% of Florida's economy. According to a recent study, South Florida is home to 1,200 multinationals with combined revenues of over U$ 200 billion, including more than 40 billion-dollar multinationals. Moreover, the economic futures of Florida and the Tampa Bay area increasingly depend upon the global economy.

 The Tampa Bay region is home to companies that operate in a diverse range of global industries such as financial services, banking, agriculture, electronics, communication, healthcare and tourism. Many of these companies are expected to recruit well-trained, talented individuals who have a thorough grasp of global business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Economic Development
  • International Economics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Latin America 
  • Independent Research in Global Business
  • Selected Topics in Global Business
  • Internship in Global Business
  • Global Information Systems 
  • Peoples of Africa 
  • Politics of Developing Areas
  • Comparative Government of Politics of Selected Countries or Areas
  • Political Geography
  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Africa in World Affairs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

In order for a candidate to be considered for admission to the USFSP MBA, he/she must submit the following:

  • A completed USF St. Petersburg online Graduate Program Application
  • $30 application fee due at the time the online application is completed
  • A current resume
  • A statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one professional reference
  • One official transcript from each institution of higher learning attended
  • USF System transcripts excluded
  • An official GMAT or GRE score unless a waiver is granted

Tuition Fee

  • International

    346 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 346 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    194 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 194 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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