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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment
Student advising is available at our West Campus location from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and at our Danforth Campus location from 2-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
required course work
All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. Requirements specific to the BS in Global Leadership and Management include:
- Introduction to Microeconomics (U07 1011)
- Introduction to Macroeconomics (U07 1021)
- Introduction to Statistics (U20 1011) OR Applied Statistics (U20 205) OR Probability and Statistics (U20 305)
- Financial Accounting (U44 263)
- Marketing Concepts (U44 270)
- Principles of Management (U44 339)
- Business Finance (U44 342)
- International Management: Leadership Across Cultures (U44 330)
- International Trade and Globalization (U44 380)
- Global Regional Economies/Regional Economic Integration (3xx--NEW)
- Cross-Cultural Psychology (U09 381)
- Intermediate Microeconomics (U07 406)
- Economic Systems in Theory and Practice (U07 427)
- Professional Writing, Speaking, and Presentation (U11 324)
- Business Ethics (U22 234)
- Intercultural Communication (U43 324)
- Introduction to Resilience (U44 3325)
- Other internationally-related courses from Political Science or International Affairs, with approval
Note: No more than 25% of the content of a University College degree can be in Business.
- 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.
The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.
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. Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at email@example.com.
International Students must submit an official transcript from their school and an official evaluation of all previous college-level work.
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?
All international students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:
- Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
- Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.
This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.
If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, the TOEFL or IELTS is then required for admission.