2021-2022 Catalogue

Global Perspectives

Business today is a global enterprise, and students who pursue a degree in business need to understand the global economy and the distinct regions and cultures of the world. Moreover, future business leaders need to understand globally diverse ways of thinking, communicating, and acting, as well as the distinct political and social environments in which business takes place. This concentration gives students a foundational global perspective that spans disciplines and geographic areas.

The LSM consists of eight courses and a culminating project (LSM 450). Students can apply no more than two business courses and no more than two non-Bentley courses to the major. Up to two AP or IB courses can be applied to the major. Not all LSM concentrations can be paired with all business majors. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.


Course Title Credits
Select one of the following:3
Global Regions
Cross-Cultural Understanding
International Relations
Select one of the following: 3
Comparative Government and Politics (Formerly GO 120)
The Making of Our Contemporary World
Select any two courses in a modern language, both of which must be in the same language if starting at the elementary or intermediate levels, e.g., Elementary 1 Spanish (MLSP 101) and Elementary II (MLSP 102) OR Elementary II Spanish (MLSP 102) and Intermediate I (MLSP 201), etc. 16
Select Four Elective Courses (including “global experience” course chosen from the list below):12
LSM 450LSM - Culminating Experience0
Complete Required Global Experience 4

Elective Courses 

Course Title Credits
Four Elective Courses (including “global experience” course chosen from the list below):12
Intercultural Communication
International Cinema
Youth Culture in International Cinema
Comparative Government and Politics
Global Regions 2
Cross-Cultural Understanding 2
International Relations 2
Special Topics: Global Studies
Current Political Issues 3
The Developing World
Media and Politics
Latin American Cinema
Global Commerce and Human Rights: Short-Term Program to Chile
Politics in the Middle East
Study Tour to Asia
Contemporary Europe
European Politics and Societies
Case Study: Transforming Economies of Europe: Short-Term Program to Europe
Democracy or Authoritarianism? Political Regimes in Global Perspective
International Organizations
Human Rights in Global Media
Global Transportation and Tourism
Terrorism & National Security
Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
Directed Study in Global Studies (INT 401)
Model United Nations (GO 403)
Seminar in Global Studies (INT 360)
Internship in Global Studies (INT 421)
The Making of Our Contemporary World
History of Ireland: From St. Patrick to "The Troubles"
Latin America (1800-present)
History of China: Before Confucius, After Mao (formerly HI 270)
History of Japan: Samurai and Salarymen (formerly HI 272)
Middle East: Islamic and Contemporary (formerly HI 284)
Modern South Asia
The Caribbean: Past, Present, Future
Drugs and the Drugs Trades in Historical Prospective
Drugs Trades in World History
Genocide in Modern History
Historic Approach to Modern Terrorism
Revolutions and the Modern World
History of the World Economy
Fashion Film and Food in South Asia
Women and Gender in South Asia
South Asian Religions
The Medieval West
The Romantic Age
Modern British History
The Soviet Union and After
History of Modern U.S. Foreign Policy, 1945-Present
World War I
World War II
Nazi Germany
The Vietnam War
Europe Reborn: Cold War to European Union
Selected Topics in European History
Selected Topics in Asian History
Selected Topics in Latin American/Caribbean History
Selected Topics in World History
Literature of the Holocaust
Literature and Film of the Vietnam War
Caribbean Literature
The Irish Tradition
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
English Romanticism, 1790-1850
The Victorian Period
Money, Love, and Death: Colonialism in Literature and Culture
Selected Topics in World Literature
Global Media Industries
Any ML course (not already counting for ML requirement)
Global Health Challenges
Global Climate Change
Science of Sustainability
Business Ethics: International Business Ethics
East Asian Philosophy
Courses from Business Departments (LSMs may use no more than two Business Department courses):
International Accounting
International Economics
The Economics of Multinational Corporations
International Economic Growth and Development
Economics of the European Union
International Finance
English Origins of the Law
International Business Law
Management of International Operations
Managing in the Global Business Environment
International Management Behavior
Selected Topics in Management 3
International Marketing