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Global Scholars

In today’s global economy, businesses in every part of the world require employees who can readily adapt to new challenges, different cultures and diverse ways of thought. Coursework for the Foster College of Business’ Global Scholars Program has been designed to broaden students’ perspective by providing enhanced preparation for careers in a global marketplace. Topics and issues taught both on Bradley’s campus and in international environments will develop within students a capacity to assess international business opportunities and to understand business in the context of different cultures.

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The Global Scholar Program is open to all business majors. This designation provides:

  • Recognition by the dean of the college and citation at the Foster College of Business Honors Banquet
  • Recognition on the student’s transcript as having achieved the Global Scholars designation
  • Opportunity to study abroad as early as a student’s sophomore year with introductory study abroad programs in China or India
  • Seminars with experienced international business leaders
  • Social interaction with guest speakers, Bradley alumni, and international students

Program Requirements


  • IBI 101: International Intellectual and Cultural Events
  • IB 204/ 205 : China/ India trip (Requirement waived if student does a full semester study abroad)
  • IB 206: Introduction to International Business

Select from one of the following:

  • IB 302 – Global Trade
  • IB 323/ FIN 323 – International Financial Management
  • ECO 355 – Supply Chain Economics
  • MTG 388 – Global Supply Chain
  • IB 309/ ECO 390 – International Monetary Economics
  • IB 391/ ECO 391 – International Trade
  • ATG 461/ ATG 561 – International Accounting


Select one from the approved list from Bradley’s core curriculum courses in Global Perspectives, Humanities, or Multidisciplinary.

Global Scholars Point Earning Activities

20 points needed for IB majors; 15 points for all other FCB majors

  • Full semester study abroad (reduced to 5 points if IB204, 205, or 208 was waived) – 10 pts.
  • Pass the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam – 10 pts.
  • Complete a Bradley led study abroad program (January term, May term, or second I B 204 / 205 / 208 course) – 5 pts.
  • One semester foreign language (maximum 5 points)5 pts.
  • Substantive participation in an International Business case competition – 3 pts.
  • Each year serving as a Global Scholars Ambassador (maximum 4 points)2 pts.
  • Each year serving as an elected board position on FCB Global Business Association club (maximum 4 points)2 pts.
  • Attendance at pre-approved FCB Global Scholar lectures or events – 1 pt.
  • Participate in planning an international-related event (eg. PAWAC) – 1 pt.