Bachelor of Science in Global Leadership and Management


The Bachelor of Science in Global Leadership and Management prepares students for leadership and management positions in a variety of organizational settings, private and public, domestic and international. The program provides an alternative path of study for the liberally educated business professional seeking practical skills and strategies for successful management in a global business environment.

The program also provides critical analysis of historical and social forces that influence leadership and organizations, and it addresses complex questions from different intellectual perspectives in order to broaden business education.

Additionally, the program enables students to examine the dynamic between culture and successful business practice, both at home and abroad, and it provides the opportunity to study in greater depth the culture of a particular geographic area associated with a student's personal and professional interests. A capstone course blends the program's multidisciplinary course work with students' professional experience to help them produce their own integrated and practical strategy for global leadership development.

    Undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered by University College are offered through Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Business-related programs in University College are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


    Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

    • one-on-one, hour long appointments with an experienced advisor;
    • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
    • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

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    Student advising is available at our West Campus location from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.

    Natalia Kolk
    Natalia Kolk
    Academic Advisor
    (314) 935-6742

    Elisa Wang
    Elisa Wang
    Academic Advisor
    (314) 935-6793

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    required course work

    Required Courses: 15 units

    • Business Organization and Administration (U44 125) or Principles of Management (U44 259)
    • Economic Statistics (U07 231)
    • Business Ethics (U22 234)
    • Law of Business I (U44 251)
    • Financial and Managerial Accounting (U44 263)
    • Corporate Strategic and Financial Planning (U44 265) or Business Finance (U44 342)
    • Marketing Concepts (U44 270)
    • Technology for Managers: Tools and Strategies (U48 341)
    • Business and Public Policy (U44 334)
    • Other courses authorized by University College
    Required Major Courses: 18 units

    • Cross-Cultural Psychology (U09 381)
    • Introduction to International Business (U44 240) or International Management: Leadership
      Across Cultures (U44 330)
    • Leadership for Organizational Success (U44 305)
    • International Marketing (U44 347)
    • Price Theory (U07 401)
    • Economic Systems in Theory and Practice (U07 427)
    Elective Courses in Culture and Area Studies: 12 units

    12 units of authorized Arts & Sciences elective courses that enrich an understanding of the culture of a geographic area or areas of study, outside of the United States, and thereby strengthen one's global outlook on leadership and management. Suggested areas include but are not limited to foreign languages, anthropology, comparative literature, history, international and area studies, political science, psychology, and religious studies.

    Students pursuing a major in Global Leadership and Management also should take the following courses as either general education requirements or electives:

    • Microeconomics (U07 103)
    • Macroeconomics (U07 104)
    • Introduction to International Politics (U25 103)
    • Introduction to Psychology (U09 100)
    • Professional Writing, Speaking, and Presentation (U11 324)

    admissions requirements

    6 units of transferrable college-level course work
    • At least six units of transferrable college-level course work; or 
    • at least six units of course work taken at University College and proof of high school completion or GED.
    2.7 minimum GPA

    application requirements

    Completed application form

    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed, required documents have been received, and the application fee is paid.


    Official or unofficial (student-issued) copies of transcripts from the three most recent years of college-level work. If you have fewer than 6-units of transferable credit, proof of high school completion or GED must be submitted.

    International Students must submit an official transcript from their school and an official evaluation of all previous college-level work.

    Personal Essay

    Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

    TOEFL scores (if applicable)

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, official TOEFL scores must be forwarded to University College.

    Graduates of a U.S. university or college or Canada, Australia, and U.K. residents are exempt if they have earned a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree from such college or university.

    $35 application fee

    You may pay by credit card online, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may also pay the fee by cash at the University College office. 

    This fee is waived for all WashU staff.

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    Administrative Assistant for Academic Programs: Holly Schroeder | (314) 935-6759 |

    Director of Advising and Student Services: Elizabeth Fogt | (314) 935-6778 |