Global Business

69-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
    • Salary Range: $33,000-$40,000
    • Average Salary: $35,684
    • Median Salary: $34,900
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $36,493
    • Average Hourly Wage: $17.51
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $37,427

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-100 Contemporary Business3  
 104-102 Marketing Principles3  
 106-110 Microcomputer Bus Apps I3  
 138-150 Global Business Fundamentals3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-105 Accounting Fundamentals3  
 104-191 Customer Service Management3 *
 138-155 Global Marketing3 *
 138-165 Global Supply Chain Logistics3 *
 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3 *
 809-195 Economics3+*
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-160 Business Law I3 *
 138-166 Global Supl Chain Src & Procur3 *
 138-180 Global Trade Finance3 *
 809-115 Global Cultural Awareness3  
 801-197 Technical Reporting3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 138-185 Global Business Applications3 *
 138-186 CGBP Review1 *
 138-194 Import Compliance2 *
 138-195 Export Compliance2 *
 140-101 Business Education Abroad1 *
 809-116 Global Cultural Awareness II3 *
 801-198 Speech3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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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 Microcomputer Bus Apps I 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Alverno CollegeInternational Business68
Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 68
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business, Business Administrationup to 90
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management68
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Administrationup to 58
Marquette University-College of Professional StudiesBachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizationsup to 60
MSOEBachelor of Science in Managementjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Managementup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-PlattevilleBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accountingup to 17
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 68
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership65

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

Education

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

Certifications

  • 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."