Global Business Concentration

The Moran Center for Global Leadership oversees the Global Business Concentration (GBC) with guidance from a GBC Committee of faculty and staff representatives from VSB and CLAS. All non-VSB students are invited to apply to the GBC after successful completion of ECO 1001 (Microeconomics) and ECO 1002 (Macroeconomics). The application process is competitive. Please apply online:

Contact Kim Cahill, Director, Moran Center for Global Leadership; 610-519-3906; 2059 Bartley Hall.

Course Requirements for Global Business Concentration


Plus one of the following options:

Two (2) international business electives  +
One (1) international business elective combined with an approved international experience  +

Foreign Language Requirement

Language proficiency is required: through the intermediate level in French, Italian and Spanish, OR through the introductory level in ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Irish, Japanese and Russian. Students proficient in other foreign languages may petition for an exemption from the Core Curriculum Language Requirement subject to the conditions outlined in the CLAS Academic Handbook.

Language requirements are waived for all international students whose first language is not English.

Students are encouraged to take GIS 2000 - Intro to Global Studies or other international social science courses.


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.