Global Business students.

Global Business

63-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

In today's increasingly interconnected world, conducting business with a company overseas can be as easy as doing business with a company down the street. And as the international marketplace continues to expand, so do opportunities for diversity and growth. In the Global Business program, gain skills relevant to importing and exporting products and services; develop skills needed for global marketing, logistics and finance; learn to identify regulations and understand documents that facilitate the global supply chain; and explore the potential for global expansion through e-commerce and emerging technologies.

  • Prepare for jobs such as international logistics coordinator, international customer service representative, international trade specialist, import coordinator or export documentation specialist.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school business courses.
  • Take advantage of WCTC's award-winning Global Education and Trade Center.
  • Program-to-program transfer opportunities are available in International Business at Alverno College. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • As a complement to the Global Business program, several short-term certificates are available within the School of Business.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $42,924

Global Business is only offered as a Blended Options program.

In the Blended Options format, programs are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours. This format is designed primarily for working adults with some college experience. Learn how to become a Blended Options student.

Program Code 10-138-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-100 Contemporary Business3+ 
 138-150 Global Business Fundamentals3+ 
 138-165 Global Logistics3  
 106-110 Intro to Software Applications
previously MBA I
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 104-102 Marketing Principles3+ 
 138-194 Import Compliance2  
 138-195 Export Compliance2  
 138-166 Global Sourcing3 *
 196-125 Management of Customer Service
previously Customer Service Management
 801-197 Technical Reporting3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-160 Business Law3+ 
 138-155 Global Marketing3  
 101-105 Accounting Fundamentals3 *
 809-115 Global Cultural Awareness3 *
 809-195 Economics3+*
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 138-180 Global Trade Finance3  
 138-185 Global Business Applications3  
 138-186 CGBP Review1  
 138-101 Global Cultural Experience1 *
 801-198 Speech3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

104-102 Marketing Principles 3
106-110 Intro to Software Applications 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Business Managementup to 63
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Organizational Leadershipup to 63
Concordia UniversityBS International Businessup to 70
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 50%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 60
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)1/29/2015
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Susan Dragotta

Susan Dragotta

Phone: 262.691.5553


  • BS, Spanish, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MS, International Business, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)

Teaching Philosophy

"As an instructor, my goal is to use an application-based classroom as a vehicle through which we develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the global economy and how it impacts the U.S. business environment and our own lives."