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Join the Global Option in Business (GO Business) program and show your global mindset to future employers, without adding time to graduation! Use this program to enhance your global competencies, strengthen your resume with a documented global education, and learn how to succeed in today's global business world.

Application Deadline: Two Semesters before Graduation

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Attend an Information SessionComplete the five components during your studies at Fisher College of Business to enhance your global competencies and knowledge, as well as to enable yourself to be more competitive in the global business world. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate, medallion, and designation on your transcript by successfully completing the requirements. 

Program Details

  • Eligibility

    You must fulfill the following criteria to apply to the Global Option in Business Program.

    • Be fully admitted as a Fisher undergraduate student
    • Have a 3.0 or above GPA
    • Plan to participate in global programs and global courses


    If you fulfill the above criteria, meet with your academic advisor to plan for the Global Option in Business and complete the online application to request your participation in the Global Option in Business program.

  • Application Process

    You must apply at least two semesters in advance of your graduation term to take part in this program, and to be able to plan ahead and track your progress, it is recommended that you apply early (Sophomore year is recommended).

    • Apply online 
    • Complete your interview


    Once you have completed the above steps and are approved into the program, you will receive access to the tracking document and shared files for the Global Option in Business.

  • Program Requirements

    To receive the Global Option in Business designation, students will complete requirements the following items:

    • A. Global Academic Exposure (6 credits)
    • B. Global Experiential Exposure (1 experience)
    • C. Culture and/or Language Exposure (6 credits)
    • D. Global Activity Exposure (2 activities)
    • E. Global Competency Evaluation
    • Complete sections A-D prior to your graduating term
    • Submit required forms to verify your participation in progams and/or activities
    • Enter your graduating term with an overall 3.0 or above GPA
    • Complete all required courses with a C or above grade to fulfill requirements


    Items finished in SU 2013 and after will qualify to fulfill the above required components. You must complete all requirements above and submit required documentation by the time you graduate from Fisher Collge of Business to receive the designation on your final transcript.

Should you have any additional questions on the Global Option in Business program, please contact Kozue Isozaki at isozaki.1@osu.edu. For detailed information on the different requirement components, please refer to the list below.

Details of Requirements

  • A. Global Academic Exposure

    To complete the Global Academic Exposure component, you must take a total of six credits of advanced business courses, with at least one course taken from the business school (Course codes: BUSADM, BUSFIN, BUSMGT, BUSMHR, BUSML) from the list below. Courses must be completed with a “C” or above grade to fulfill the requirement. Business core courses are not considered advanced business courses and only up to three credits are allowed to overlap with any of your specialization courses. If you are in multiple business majors, you may overlap up to three credits of specialization classes per major. Should your selected course have any pre-requisites, you must complete the pre-requisites first to successfully be enrolled in the course of your choice to fulfill this section.

    Global Program Related Business Courses

    • BUSADM 2798 -  Selected Global Lab Program Course
    • BUSADM 4189 - Global Projects Program Course
    • BUSADM 4189 - Summer Global Internship Course
    • BUSMHR 4570 - Export Internship Program Course
    • Student Exchange Program Course (Refer to the "Globally Focused Advanced Business Course" list below)


    Globally Focused Advanced Business Course
    When picking courses from the list below, you can count ONLY three credits that overlap with any of your business specialization course requirements. You are required to complete at least one course with Fisher College of Business courses (BUSADM, BUSFIN, BUSMGT, BUSMHR, BUSML) from the below list to fulfill this section.

    • BUS ADM 5797: Study at a Foreign Institution (business focus)
    • BUS FIN 3250: Foundations of International Finance
    • BUS FIN 4250: Global Finance
    • BUS FIN 4255: International Finance
    • BUS MGT 4237: International Operations Management
    • BUSMGT 4263: Strategic Global Sourcing
    • BUSMHR 3000: Advanced Topics in International Business
    • BUSMHR 4020: Cross Cultural Management
    • BUSMHR 4021: Institutions of the International Business Environment
    • BUSMHR 4321: International Labor and Human Resource Management
    • BUSMHR 4570: Establishing Import-Export Firms
    • BUSML 4253: Global Marketing
    • BUSML 4254: International Marketing
    • INTSTDS 4535: International Economic Development
    • INTSTDS 4537: Middle Eastern Economic Development
    • INTSTDS 4540: International Commerce and the World Economy
    • INTSTDS 4560: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Economy
    • INTSTDS 5051: East Asia in Post-Cold War Era - Issues in Regional Security & Economic Development


    Other Pre-Approved Courses
    If you wish to use a course not on the above list to fulfill the Global Academic Exposure component, you must have the course pre-approved prior to completing the course. You must submit a Global Options in Business Pre-Approval Form with a full course syllabus of your requested course to the Global Options in Business Coordinator. Post-approvals will not be allowed.

  • B. Global Experiential Exposure

    To complete the Global Experiential Exposure component, you must complete one experience from the list below.

    Office of Global Business Global Programs


    Other Pre-Approved OSU Programs
    You can fulfill this item by participating in a program listed on OSU's Office of International Affairs (OIA) Study Abroad search engine. Upon completion of the program, you must submit a completed Global Options in Business Certification Form to verify your successful completion of the program.

  • C. Culture and/or Language Exposure

    To complete the Culture and/or Language Exposure component, you must take a total of six credits of culture AND/OR language courses from either list below. Courses must be completed with a "C" or above grade to fulfill the requirement. Credits are allowed to overlap with any of your General Education courses. Should your selected course have any pre-requisites, you must complete the pre-requisites first to successfully be enrolled in the course of your choice to fulfill this section.

    Proficiency in a Foreign Language
    You must either complete a Foreign Language Minor or six credits of any 3000-level or above foreign language course in a language that is not your mother tongue from: Arabic, Aymara, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Yoruba, or Zulu.

    Advanced Knowledge in a Foreign Culture
    You must complete six credits from the 3000-level or above advanced culture course from the course list below. Courses include General Education in Global Studies which may overlap with Gen Ed requirements.

    • African-American & African Studies 3308, 3320, 3376, 4551, 5485.01, 5485.03
    • Arabic 3301
    • Chinese 4401, 4402, 4403, 4404, 4405
    • Communication 3597.01, 3597.02
    • Comparative Studies 3302, 3603, 3604, 3606, 3607, 3608, 3645, 3657, 3689, 3676, 4597.01, 4597.02, 4597.03
    • East Asian Language & Literature 3241
    • Economics 4130, 4140, 4508
    • Geography 3601, 3701
    • German 3252, 3351
    • History of Art 3002, 3102, 3301, 3365, 3521, 3601, 3603, 4121, 4421, 4810, 4820,
    • History 3106, 3115, 3215, 3216, 3221, 3227, 3228, 3229, 3242, 3247, 3275, 3281, 3282, 3301, 3302, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3353, 3375, 3404, 3405, 3410, 3411, 3435, 3436, 3505, 3550, 3570, 3580, 3675, 3710, 3715, 3720, 3750
    • International Studies 3350, 3850
    • Jewish Studies 3371, 350
    • Linguistics 3501, 3603
    • Modern Greek 3710
    • Near Eastern Languages & Cultures 3204, 3205, 3501, 3700, 3702, 3704
    • Philosophy 3210, 3220, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3262
    • Political Science 3220, 4212
    • Portuguese 4597.01, 4597.02
    • Rural Sociology 3580
    • Russian 3460
    • Scandinavian 3350, 4450
    • Slavic Languages & Cultures 3320, 4597
    • Sociology 3597.01*
    • Yiddish 3371, 3399


    * Not included in Global Education General Education course list.

     

    Other Pre-Approved Courses
    If you wish to use a course not on the above list to fulfill the Culture and/or Language Exposure component, you must have the course pre-approved prior to completing the course. You must submit a Global Options in Business Pre-Approval Form with a full course syllabus of your requested course to the Global Options in Business Coordinator. Post-approvals will not be allowed.

     

  • D. Global Activity Exposure

    To complete the Global Activity Exposure component, you must complete two experiences from the list below.

    Activities must be of minimum 10 hours of work and must have a supervising adult who can confirm your work hours. To verify your participation in the activity, you must complete a Global Options in Business Certification Form and obtain a signature from a facilitator (faculty, staff, student organization advisor, or supervisor) of the event, student organization, or activity in which you have participated.

    Office of Global Business Official Blogger
    You must complete 10 blog posts of a Office of Global Business program following the blog post guidelines. The 10 blog posts must be posted by the semester prior to your graduating term.

    Global Peer Mentor to Fisher International Students
    You must mentor a student of a different nationality than your own to fulfill this item.

    • Fisher International Friends
    • OIA- Global Ambassadors
    • OIA- Orientation Leaders
    • OIA- Welcome Team
    • OIA- Signature Event Student Chairs
    • OIA- English Conversation Program: Must participate as a Facilitator or Coordinator role.


    Leadership Position in Approved Globally‐Focused University Student Organization
    You must be in a leadership position (E-borad member) of the below student organizations to fulfill this section. A member status will not qualify. Find below student organization information on the Ohio Union page.

    • AIESEC at the Ohio State University
    • Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders at The Ohio State University
    • Asian Business Student Association
    • Fisher Exchange Network
    • Fisher International Friends
    • Global Minds

    • Global Trade Consulting Group

    • Hispanic Business Student Association
    • International Business Club
    • OIA- Global Leadership Initiative


    Participation in Approved Global Case Competition
    Participation in a Case Competition where the case has a global focus will be considered to fulfill this requirement. Please discuss with the GO Business Coordinator prior to participation.

    • NASBITE International Student Case Competition: Contact Maureen Grady (grady.299@osu.edu) for information.


    Other Pre-Approved Global Activity
    If you wish to use a activity not on the above list to fulfill the Global Activity Exposure component, you must have the activity pre-approved prior to engaging in the activity. You must submit a Global Options in Business Pre-Approval Form with a proposal statement to the Global Options in Business Coordinator. Post-approvals will not be allowed.

    Some approved activities include:

  • E. Global Competency Evaluation

    To complete the Global Competency Evaluation component, you must complete all items on the list below.

    • Complete section A-D prior to entering your graduatung term
    • Maintain an overall 3.0 or above GPA prior to entering your graduatung term
    • Complete the required Global Competency Evaluation that will be provided to you the term before you graduate