Global Enterprise Management (B.S.)

Succeed in the global business environment of the 21st century.

The opportunities and challenges of business are transforming. A growing share of business is global – not just between nations, but among nations, groups and individuals. Advances in technology along with the ambitions of international institutions steadily expands the global economy.

The global enterprise management (GEM) major is your opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and aptitudes you need to succeed in the new business environment.

There are many ways to customize the GEM major to help you achieve personal goals and professional vision.

What I Love About my Major

In this video, UD Lerner College students majoring in global enterprise management discuss why they chose their major, why it is unique and opportunities they’ve had that will prepare them for their careers.

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Program Highlights

Ground-Breaking Program

The GEM major is the first globally-oriented and academically challenging program of its kind in the United States. It studies the idea of globalization from many viewpoints, thereby giving you the flexibility to design a program that best fits your personal and professional interests.

Tailored to Your Unique Interests

You’ll develop a unique understanding of global business through your choice of “perspectives” and “skills” courses. Then you’ll combine these sets of knowledge during two capstone courses.

GEM perspectives courses cover topics such as:

  • Economics
  • Political science
  • Data analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality

GEM skills courses cover topics such as:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer science
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Cybersecurity
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Supply chain management

Honors in Global Enterprise Management

The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.

The honors degree requires:

  1. All requirements for the B.S. in global enterprise management
  2. All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree

Program Requirements

Suggested Course Sequence

All courses are three credits unless stated otherwise.

Freshman Year
First Semester
ECON 101 – Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
History & cultural change breadth course
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Second Semester
ENGL 110 – First-Year Writing
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
PSYC 100 – General Psychology
Natural sciences & technology breadth course with lab
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I (Financial)
MISY 160 – Business Computing
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change or foreign language course
SOCI from Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth
Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II (Managerial)
Creative arts & humanities breadth course, history & cultural change breadth course or foreign language
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
COMM 212 – Public Speaking & Professional Presentation or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations & Problem Solving
Junior Year
First Semester
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Introduction to Service & Operations Management
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
BUAD 384 – Global Business Environment
Second Semester
BUAD 386 – International Business Management
GEM Perspectives elective
GEM Skills elective
ACCT 352 – Law & Social Issues in Business
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course

See myLerner for a list of the Perspectives and Skills elective courses.

Senior Year
First Semester
BUAD 414 – Globalization: Issues, Actors & Decisions
GEM Perspectives elective
GEM Skills elective
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Multicultural requirement
Second Semester
BUAD 415 – Principles & Practices of Global Enterprises
GEM Skills elective
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Discovery Learning Experience Requirement
Free elective

See myLerner for a list of the Perspectives and Skills elective courses.

Career Opportunities

Within 6 months of graduating, for the class of 2021, 89% of Lerner’s GEM graduates are employed or pursuing further education.

Top Employers

Some of the top employers of Lerner’s GEM graduates include:

  • Bloomberg
  • Burlington Stores
  • Citi
  • Enterprise Holding

Top Jobs

Job titles of recent graduates with an GEM degree include:

  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Digital Scheduling Coordinator
  • Assistant Buyer

For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.

Selecting a Major: Global Enterprise Management or International Business Studies?

Lerner offers two majors for students interested in the many aspects of global studies and international business: GEM and international business studies (IBS).

The GEM major is a flexible, interdisciplinary program. It prepares you to work nearly anywhere, from your hometown to throughout the world. The IBS major features advanced language training, focus on a specific region and a semester abroad where your chosen language is spoken.


Learn More

Dr. Jennifer Gregan, faculty advisor
Department of Business Administration
Department of Business Administration
Faculty and staff

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.