Global Analysis

Second Concentration Only

Concentration advisor: Dr. Adrian Tschoegl (best way to contact is email; 2013 SH-DH; 215.898.1149; office hours: M-F, 3-4 PM or by appointment)

The global analysis (GLAN) secondary concentration permits Wharton students to extend their understanding of the global economy as it applies to firms. One may think of it as a broad concentration in international business.

To fulfill the concentration in global analysis, students must:

  1. Take at least one upper-level language course beyond the basic proficiency level required for fulfillment of the language requirement. Courses involving cinema are not permitted.
  2. Study abroad for at least one semester at a Penn-approved site. The program should be in a country where the student’s language of study is spoken, but exceptions may be granted. Note that business courses taken abroad may not count towards the concentration.
  3. Take three additional upper-level Wharton courses that focus on international aspects of business. None of these three courses may double-count toward the global environment requirement.

Click here to view a list of approved international business courses. (Other courses may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the concentration advisor.)

Accounting

  • ACCT 230 International Accounting & Financial Reporting

Business Economics and Public Policy (formerly Business and Public Policy)

  • BEPP 203 Business in the Global Political Environment
  • BEPP 288 International Industrial Development Strategies
  • BEPP 289 Nations, Politics, and Markets

Finance

  • FNCE 208 International Corporate Finance
  • FNCE 219 International Financial Markets
  • FNCE 220 International Banking

Health Care Systems

  • HCMG 204 Comparative Health Care Systems

Legal Studies

  • LGST 214 International Business Transactions
  • LGST 216 Emerging Economies
  • LGST 219 Law and Policy in International Business
  • LGST 220 International Business Ethics
  • LGST 224 Human Rights and Globalization

Management

  • MGMT 111 Multinational Management
  • MGMT 205 Multinational Corporate Strategies
  • MGMT 208 Globalization and International Political Economy
  • MGMT 209 Politics of the Multinational Firms
  • MGMT 234 International Comparative Management: The Challenge of Diversity & Integration
  • MGMT 288 Governance and Management of Chinese Firms

Marketing

  • MKTG 282 Multinational Marketing (0.5 cu)

Real Estate

  • REAL 236 International Housing Comparisons
  • REAL 390 International Real Estate Comparisons (0.5 cu)

Note that students can choose one of the following options for double-counting their concentration courses:

  • Double-count one Wharton course as a business breadth and the other three courses as unrestricted electives.
  • Double-count the upper-level language course with one global environment requirement (if it would normally meet that requirement), and double-count the three Wharton courses as unrestricted electives.

It is recommended that students consult with an advisor in the Wharton Undergraduate Division to discuss their individual plans and options for double-counting.