Office of Global Business
Global Option in Business

Global Option

Start the Global Option in Business (GO Business) program to earn a global transcript designation, without adding time to graduation! As business becomes borderless and interconnected, it is critical to prepare yourself with the tools and knowledge to succeed as a business person in the globally connected world, even if you are working in the U.S.!


Application Deadline: Two Semesters before Graduation

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  • Highlights
    Global Option in Business

    Companies ask about this program all the time and ask me about my takeaway from completing it. Having this real and tangible accomplishment helps me stand out..

    Tori MillerGlobal Option in Business Graduate

    By participating in the Global Option in Business, students are able to:

    • Create a business curriculum that help you learn and experience you education at Fisher College of Business with a global focus, by following the five program components.
    • Obtain a transcript designation that document your global experience, knowledge and mindset without adding time to graduation. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate, medallion, and designation on your transcript by successfully completing the program.
    • Participate in the experiences and opportunities that provides a global perspective and connects you globally. Develop your skills and knowledge to be more competitive in the global business world.
  • 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.

  • Next Steps

    STEP 1

    • Learn: Research the program and the requirements you must fulfill. Discuss with your academic advisor to create an academic plan including Global Options. Remember to check if you have already completed some requirements with classes and programs you may already completed!
    • Ask: Should you have questions about the program please fill out the Student Interest Form.
    • Attend: Come to an Information Session to learn and ask about the program.


    STEP 2

    • Deadlines: You must apply to the program, at least two semesters before your graduation term.
    • Application: Complete the online application and interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applying in Sophomore year is recommended.


    STEP 3

    • Funding: Explore various education abroad funding resources for your global experience.
    • Admission: After the interview you will be included in the Global Option BOX and the Global Option degree audit will be added to your OSU student account.
    • Reporting: It will be your responsibility to keep track of your progress and report any Global Option items you have completed at the end of each semester, to be reflected on your Global Option degree audit.


    Overview of Program Requirements

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

    • A. Global Academic Courses (6 credits)
    • B. Global Experience (1 experience)
    • C. Culture and/or Language Courses (6 credits)
    • D. Global Activity (2 activities)
    • E. Global Competency Evaluation (ePortfolio + GPA Check)
    • Complete sections A-D prior to your graduating term
    • Submit required forms to verify your participation in programs and/or activities
    • Complete all required courses with a C or above grade to fulfill requirements
    • Start your Global Option ePortfolio page upon starting the program and complete within one month of the start of your graduating term
    • Enter your graduating term with an overall 3.0 or above GPA

Details of Requirements

  • Start your Global Option ePortfolio

    Once you are approved into the Global Option in Business, create your ePortfolio using the resources below, and start completing required number of postings:

    Here are some ePortfolios from past program participants:

  • A. Global Business Courses

    To complete the Global Academic Course component, you must take a total of six credits of advanced global 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. GO Business credits may overlap with a students’ major, minor, or honors curriculum. 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 - Fisher Global Consulting Course
    • BUSADM 4189 - Fisher Global Internships Course
    • BUSMHR 4570 - Ohio Export Internship Program Course
    • Student Exchange Program Business Course (Refer to the "Globally Focused Advanced Business Course" list below)

    Globally Focused Advanced Business Course
    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 4250: Global Finance (1.5)
    • BUS FIN 4255: International Finance (3)
    • BUS MGT 4237: International Operations Management (3)
    • BUSMGT 4263: Strategic Global Sourcing (3)
    • BUSMHR 3000: Advanced Topics in International Business (3)
    • BUSMHR 4010: International Business Strategies (1.5)
    • BUSMHR 4020: Cross Cultural Management (3)
    • BUSMHR 4021: Institutions of the International Business Environment (3)
    • BUSMHR 4321: International Labor and Human Resource Management (3)
    • BUSMHR 4570: Establishing Import-Export Firms (3)
    • BUSML 4253: Global Marketing (1.5)
    • BUSML 4254: International Marketing (3)
    • AEDECON 4535: International Economic Development
    • AEDECON 4540: International Commerce and the World Economy
    • AEDECON 4560: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Economy
    • ECON 5660: Financial Aspects of International Trade
    • 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 Course 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 Experience

    To complete the Global Experience component, you must complete one experience from the list below. Under travel restrictions, we are offering alternative options for students to complete this section.

    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.

    Alternative Options
    Below are online options that allow you to complete the Global Experience section, while travels are restricted:

    • Global Alumni Mentorship Program (Ask coordinator for details)
  • C. Culture and/or Language Courses

    To complete the Culture and/or Language course 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. GO Business credits may overlap with a students’ minor, honors curriculum, or general education requirements. 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. GO Business credits may overlap with a students’ minor, honors curriculum, or general education requirements.

    • African-American & African Studies 3260, 3308, 3320, 3376, 3956, 4250, 4551, 5485.01, 5485.03
    • Anthropology 3340, 3597.01, 3597.02, 4597.03H, 5602
    • Arabic 3301
    • Chinese 4401, 4402, 4403, 4404, 4405
    • Classics 3215, 3956
    • Communication 3597.01, 3597.02
    • Comparative Studies 3052, 3302, 3603, 3604, 3606, 3607, 3608, 3645, 3657, 3689, 3676, 3692, 3798, 4597.01, 4597.02, 4597.03
    • East Asian Language & Literature 3241
    • Engineering 5797.13
    • Economics 4130, 4140, 4508
    • Geography 3601, 3701
    • German 3252, 3254H, 3351
    • Hebrew 3210, 3705
    • History of Art 3002, 3102, 3301, 3365*, 3521, 3601, 3603, 4121, 4421, 4810, 4820, 4825
    • History 3106, 3115, 3215, 3216, 3221, 3227, 3228, 3229, 3231, 3232, 3242, 3247, 3275, 3281, 3282, 3301, 3302, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3314, 3353, 3375, 3376, 3404, 3405, 3410, 3411, 3425, 3435, 3436, 3505, 3550, 3570, 3580, 3675, 3710, 3715, 3720,3724, 3750,3798.06
    • International Studies 3350, 3850
    • Italian 3051, 3052
    • Jewish Studies 3210, 3371, 3505
    • Linguistics 3501*, 3603
    • Modern Greek 3710
    • Near Eastern Languages & Cultures 3204, 3205, 3501, 3625.01, 3625.02, 3700, 3702, 3704
    • Persian 3350
    • Philosophy 3210, 3220, 3225, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3262
    • Political Science 3220, 4212, 4250
    • Portuguese 4597.01, 4597.02
    • Religious Studies 3210, 3666
    • Rural Sociology 3580
    • Russian 3460, 3470
    • Scandinavian 3350, 4450
    • Slavic Languages & Cultures 3310, 3320*, 3333, 4597
    • Sociology 3597.01, 3597.02, 5450
    • Turkish 3350
    • Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies 3310
    • 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 Course 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

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

    Activities must be of minimum 5 hours of work and must have a supervising adult who can confirm your work hours. The activity must be globally related. 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/Personal Blog
    You must complete 5 blog posts of a Office of Global Business program following the blog post guidelines. The 5 blog posts must be posted by the semester prior to your graduating term and it must include 3 professional interaction posts and 2 Global Option posts.

    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-board member) of the below student organizations to fulfill this section. A member status will not qualify. Find the below student organization information on the OSU Student Organization 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 Alumni Mentor Program/Global Case Competition
    Participation in an Alumni Mentor Program or Case Competition with a global focus will be considered to fulfill this requirement. Please discuss with the GO Business Coordinator prior to participation.

    Other Pre-Approved Global Activity
    If you wish to use a activity not on the above list to fulfill the Global Activity 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 past requests include:

  • E. Global ePortfolio & 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 graduating term
    • Maintain an overall 3.0 or above GPA prior to entering your graduating term
    • Complete the required Global Option ePortfolio evaluation by submiting a post under "Global Option Final Reflection/Accomplishments" by the 3rd week of your graduating term.
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Contact Information

Kozue Isozaki

Assistant Director for Student Exchange

Office of Global Business
Mason Hall 221
250 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA