Bachelor of Science in Global Business

BS in Global Business degree

The Bachelor of Science in Global Business degree at the Naveen Jindal School of Management is a 120 credit hours degree program that caters to students who seek to focus their business study on the global dimensions. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for succeeding in global business strategy. Upon completion of the BS Global Business degree program, students have developed a strong knowledge of:

  • Cultural, political and regulatory environments
  • International business environments and financial markets
  • Cross-cultural communication and negotiation
  • International human resources management


The Global Business degree is an excellent choice for students looking for a career in management, government institutions, and international agencies. Typically, global business graduates begin their careers in the domestic operations within an organization and later with an overseas assignments.

Bachelor of Science in Global Business A double major is offered in conjunction with the Global Business degree program for students wanting to create a competitive advantage as they enter the job market, particularly in international business.

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The BS in Global Business degree program helps students understand how businesses operate in global markets and how nations, firms and individuals are interdependent with one another. The program enables individuals and organizations to acquire the art of negotiation and communication skills in a global business environment. As firms and jobs in search of cost comparative advantage and entry to new markets, cross borders, GB grads become attractive for international assignments and internships.

Hubert Zydorek

Director, BS Global Business Program

Susan Philips, Program Coordinator

MS International Management Studies

& BS Global Business

Sahar Yehia

Sahar Yehia

As an alum of the Undergraduate Global Business Program, my perspective of the world around me has grown exponentially. Because of the knowledge and diversity of the professors and my traveling experiences, I now think on a global scale. This program has exposed me to many opportunities because it is not limited to a specific field, and it has prepared me for an international career.

Maziar Azarian

Maziar Azarian

Enrolling in the Undergraduate Global Business Program at UTD was a no-brainer for me from the beginning. Although at first I did not know what to expect, I knew it was what I wanted to do. I cannot express enough how much I value this program. It has left me as prepared as one can be from graduation for a future which includes many challenges. The Global Business program allowed me to gain true insight into the large variety of industries and professionals that fall under the international business umbrella. In my experience, in addition to all of the great resources that come with the program, the handful of genuine helpful professors are what I found most valuable to my development.

Catlalli Smith

Catlalli Smith

The Undergraduate Global Business Program includes great opportunities to study abroad and network with people from all over the world. It allowed me to experience different cultures, learn a new language, and nurture new friendships while studying in Heidelberg, Germany. As the world becomes more interconnected through globalization, the demand for people with the knowledge and skills taught in this program has only increased. Many of our professors have personal experience working, teaching, and/or studying abroad giving students like myself invaluable knowledge and advice to ensure our success in our future careers.

Fredi Garcia

Fredi Garcia

The Undergraduate Global Business degree has provided an opportunity for me to widen my horizons. It has truly prepared me for a successful career in business. The professors go above and beyond in helping students succeed. The study abroad programs provide an all-new perspective to life for us to explore. All of these have helped me develop my interpersonal, intellectual, and communication skills. I also feel I have grown professionally and personally owing mainly to my overall experience as a Global Business major.

Global Business Track

The Global Business Program strongly recommends that students pursue either a track or a double major in one of the following business programs:

Finance Track

  • FIN 3330 Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 3350 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
  • FIN 3340 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets
  • FIN 3305 Real Estate Principles

IT Track

Marketing Track

Supply Chain Management Track: develop strategic planning

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track

  • ENTP 3301 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • And choose any 3 courses from the following:

  • ENTP 3360 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • or FIN 3360 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTP 4311 Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Models
  • ENTP 4320 Small Business Management
  • ENTP 4350 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • ENTP 4340 Social Entrepreneurship

International Political Economy Track

Alfonso Gonzalez

Alfonso Gonzalez Montesinos

Team Talent and Organizational Development Executive
Business HR Strategy Advisor, Consultant and Coach.

Alfonso Gonzalez Montesinos is Managing Director of the BPI-Group office in Texas. He is a corporate executive, consultant, coach, and entrepreneur with global leadership and organizational development experience; bilingual (English/Spanish) with both work and living experience in US, Europe and Latin America.

Alfonso’s extensive experience combine the strategic width of a Global organizational development, leadership development executive with the clinical depth of a psychoanalyst, and the flexibility and drive of a business entrepreneur; founder and architect of organizations and projects, both nationally and internationally.

Experience and Expertise

As a business entrepreneur Alfonso was founder and Managing Director of Saratoga Institute Mexico, where he worked with Dr. Jac Fitz-enz to create the first Human Value Metrics System and network in Mexico with more than 100 affiliated companies, which later expanded to Latin America. Alfonso designed a leading edge Postgraduate Degree in Advanced HR Change Management with Cornell University for Mexican HR top executives. This program later expanded to other countries in Latin America. Recently he founded his own consulting firm geared towards helping leaders align their organizations to improve business results and to build a comprehensive talent strategy to support business innovation, growth and sustainability.

As a Corporate Executive Alfonso has extensive experience working with global organizations such as Ford Motor Company, The Jefferson Smurfit Group, Kellogg’s Co., Western Union, W. R. Grace and others, supporting HR Leaders and CEO´s and their teams to improve business results through organizational alignment, employee engagement as well as leadership and organizational development strategies, processes and practices, enabling organizations to reach the next level of performance. During these engagements he has played the role of line executive, internal consultant, coach, as well as culture change agent and engagement and Inclusion leader.

As a Coach Alfonso has more than 20 years of experience in industrial and clinical coaching practice helping individuals grow and expand their potential through, coaching, counseling and professional services provided to both individuals and groups, in Mexico, US and Europe.


  • B.S. Business Administration, La Salle University
  • MS in Clinical Psychology, Universidad Nacionl Autónoma de México
  • Degree in Psychoanalysis, Sociedad Psicoanalitica de Mexico and the NY Center for Psychoanalytic Training
  • Post graduate Program in Advanced HR Change Management, Cornell University.


Lee’s professional experience is the dynamic fusion of marketing creativity and business management with a focus in luxury markets encompassing fashion, health & beauty, home decor & textiles. With an earliest experience in the Press & PR department at Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture in Paris (when Mr. Saint Laurent still graced the halls) and then at Sonia Rykiel, Lee’s career was firmly established in the luxury industry. Other creative endeavors in Paris include founding an avant-garde concept store/digital art gallery in the early 90s and serving as the Trend Scout for the city of Paris for Levis Strauss, Europe. Passing through positions of creative direction, brand consulting and CEO of a small company; today Lee has the honor of serving as Marketing Director for Yves Delorme, Inc. where she puts to good use her bi-cultural profile in the domain of luxury home linens.

Lee co-founded Agence5970, an independent laboratory dedicated to conceptual art, using predominately sound, as well as image, exploring concepts emerging at the conjunction of perception and representation and of Time as a structural support of expression.

S. Kerry Tassopoulos

S. Kerry Tassopoulos

S. Kerry Tassopoulos is Vice-President, Public Affairs, Compliance and Risk Management at Mary Kay Inc., a Dallas, Texas based manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics and personal care products. He is involved in every aspect of the Company’s government relations efforts at the state, federal and international levels. He has led the Company’s public affairs efforts in the European Union, and is currently focused on federal legislative and regulatory matters. Kerry also is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Risk Management and Knowledge Resources Departments. During his 20 year career at Mary Kay, Kerry has provided legal advice to his Mary Kay colleagues on a wide range of issues, including international, federal and state regulatory matters and the manufacture, distribution and marketing of Mary Kay products. He has additional public affairs and government relations experience, gained while Director, Government Affairs at Excel Communications, a direct seller of long distance and telecommunications products, from 1996-2001.

Kerry currently is Vice Chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF), a member of the Government Relations Committees of both the US Direct Selling Association and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), and serves on the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council, the Executive Committee of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, the Board of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of the Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors. He received his B.A. from Emory University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1985. Kerry and his wife Katina live in Dallas, Texas and have three adult children – Harrison, Cynthia and Alexander.

Laura Gatins

Laura Gatins, CRP, GMS-T

Senior Vice President, Operations

Laura leads our strategic and client initiatives for global operations and supports Altair’s domestic operations staff, with all domestic and global Operations Managers at Altair’s Global Headquarters and Central Region Service Center reporting to her.

Laura is also responsible for:

  • Supporting the Operations Managers with continuing communications and account maintenance, quarterly progress meetings, and analysis of various reports.
  • Providing team support as an expert advisor on mobility issues.
  • Performing ongoing policy benchmarking and analysis, program evaluation, and providing enhancement suggestions.

Laura joined Altair’s Global Headquarters and Central Service Center in Plano, Texas, in August 2010. Laura began her relocation career in 1998, working for a relocation company where she held management roles providing support for both domestic and global services.

Laura is a member of the Worldwide ERC® and holds their Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist, Strategic Talent Mobility (GMS-T) designations. Laura earned her Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Industrial Organizational Psychology Degree from Fairfield University. Prior to relocation, Laura worked with patients with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with developmental disabilities

Nikunj Nirmal

Nikunj Nirmal

Director (IT) & Shadow Board Member, Tech Mahindra

Nikunj is working as a Director (IT) on AT&T account leading the Digital Experience Business. He has progressively responsible experience in global business, corporate strategy, client relationship management, IT delivery management, innovation, and pre-sales. Nikunj is also a member of the Shadow Board, a small elite group of selected leaders who work with C-Level executives to drive strategic initiatives in the company.


  • MBA, Strategy and Finance, University of Texas at Dallas
  • MS, International Management, University of Texas at Dallas
  • BE (Mechanical), M S University of Baroda
  • Global Business Leadership, GlobalNXT University


  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Embedded Systems, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Rebecca Massiatte

Rebecca Massiatte

Rebecca provides personal and dedicated immigration services to a variety of corporations and individuals as well as to non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Rebecca advises corporate clients on a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant matters, and provides support with developing strategies for workforce compliance, assisting with due diligence and other immigration issues arising from mergers and acquisitions and addressing and developing I-9 program practices.

Before starting her immigration practice, Rebecca served as a judicial law clerk for the San Antonio and Harlingen Immigration Courts (EOIR) through the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Honors Program. Prior to founding JMO, she practiced at prominent national and regional law firms.


Michael S. Williams

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Blue Coat Systems

Michael leads the global marketing organization for Blue Coat Systems, a leader in digital enterprise security based in Sunnyvale, CA. In this role, Michael is responsible for strategy and execution across all key functions of marketing including public relations, branding, demand generation and go-to-market strategy.

Michael has spent the majority of his career helping fast growth enterprise software firms achieve the next phase of their development. Prior to Blue Coat, he led Global Field Marketing for McAfee (now Intel Security). Over 8 years, Michael transformed McAfee’s demand generation methodology from a passive model to an aggressive customer-engagement strategy, implementing advanced marketing automation and digital marketing. He has also served as a key executive for marketing and alliances at companies such as Click Commerce and i2 Technologies. He was named by Oracle as a North America Marketing Executive of the year for 2013.

Wilbur Gregory

Wilbur Gregory

NCH Corporation
2727 Chemsearch Blvd,
Irving, Texas 75062


Wilbur “Jay” Gregory is a Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of NCH Corporation in Irving, Texas. NCH is one of the largest maintenance and chemical products companies in the world which transacts business through direct marketers. Products include specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants, pet supplies, tools, plumbing parts, biologicals, industrial drain/waste, and water treatment services. NCH is 95 years old, has over 8500 employees, and has branch offices and manufacturing plants on 6 continents. In 2014 NCH had revenues in excess of $1B.

Wilbur joined NCH in January 2014, and reports directly to the NCH Board of Director’s. Tasked with creating a global Anti-corruption program, he is involved in the recruitment and training of staff, compliance policy creation and implementation, enforcement of the Code of Conduct, training, internal investigations, and auditing business practices for fraud and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Professional Experience

Wilbur is a member of the Texas Bar and spent 30 years as a Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel (CDC), with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). An experienced Case Agent, he has handled numerous investigations including international drug trafficking, violent crimes, money laundering, property crimes and civil rights matters. As the CDC, Wilbur was responsible for handling all legal and administrative issues impacting operations in the Dallas Field Office. He is a legal instructor and provided guidance on White Collar, Corruption, National Security, Cyber, Criminal and Intelligence matters to over 600 employees and Task Force Officers.


Wilbur has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine, where he was a two-time All American hurdler in Track & Field. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Wilbur is married and has two children; a daughter whom is an analyst for the FBI, and a son whom is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

A priority of the MS IMS program and the BS in Global Business program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop and build leadership skills in and out of the classroom. The Global Business Organization, better known as the GBO, carries out this vision by creating volunteer activities, conferences and speaking events where students get to interact and network with the professional world. Follow their Facebook page

The Global Business Social Mixer

The Global Business Social Mixer welcomed the foreign exchange students to JSOM. August 28, 2015

The GBO organized a group of volunteers to pick up the foreign exchange students from the airport. August 2015