​Master's in Global Leadership Curriculum

Our global workforce is always evolving—so must you. That is why our curriculum teaches you the latest leadership and management skills you need in order to drive diverse, multicultural teams, departments and companies toward success in your organization.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

MSGL Degree Requirements

The following courses are all required. Their order of delivery may vary slightly from cohort to cohort. A 3.0 average in MSGL course work is required in order to graduate. The units for each course follow the course title.

MSGL 501Preparing for Global Business Leadership2
MSGL 502Global Business Leadership Ethics2
MSGL 506Leading Diverse Global Teams1
MSGL 508Global Business Communications and Strategy2
MSGL 512Global Politics, Policy and Law2
MSGL 513Understanding International Business3
MSGL 514Change Management for Global Leaders2
MSGL 515Global Supply Chain Management3
MSGL 516International Comparative Leadership and Human Resources Management3
MSGL 523Finance for Global Leaders3
MSGL 525International Negotiations1
MSGL 526Advanced International Negotiations1
MSGL 527International Strategic Planning and Management3
MSGL 531Marketing for Global Business2
MSGL 540Global Leadership Capstone Project2
Total Units32

Dual Degree Program with the Centro de Enseñanza Tecnica Y Superior (CETYS) in Mexico

Students from CETYS complete the program at the CETYS campuses in Mexicali and Tijuana with instruction from esteemed USD School of Business faculty. Students in this program earn an MBA from CETYS and an MSGL from USD. All courses are delivered in English.

CETYS students will complete the following courses offered by USD.

MSGL 506Leading Diverse Global Teams1
MSGL 512Global Politics, Policy and Law2
MSGL 513Understanding International Business3
MSGL 514Change Management for Global Leaders2
MSGL 515Global Supply Chain Management3
MSGL 525International Negotiations1
MSGL 526Advanced International Negotiations1
MSGL 527International Strategic Planning and Management3
MSGL 540Global Leadership Capstone Project2

The following MSGL courses will be fulfilled by MBA courseswork completed at CETYS. 

MSGL 501Preparing for Global Business Leadership (CETYS NMA307 Leadership and Sustainable Development)2
MSGL 502Global Business Leadership Ethics (CETYS NMA201 Ethics and Responsibility)2
MSGL 508Global Business Communications and Strategy (CETYS NMA346 Business Communication)2
MSGL 516International Comparative Leadership and Human Resources Management (CETYS NMA223 Leadership and Human Development)3
MSGL 523Finance for Global Leaders (CETYS NMA220 Financial Management)3
MSGL 531Marketing for Global Business (CETYS NMA224 Marketing)2

Don't just study global business. Experience it.

At USD, we have limitless opportunities to study global business. Here are just a few examples of programs from the Ahlers Center for International Business.

Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina As an MSGL student, you have the opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires every January. The 9-day trip includes company visits, cultural outings and classroom time in which participants complete the majority of their business strategy course.
Beijing, China Beijing, China During the fall semester, you can study abroad in Asia. This 10-day trip includes company visits, cultural outings and classroom time with local guest lectures. Our students even visit the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.
Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal This 2-week, multi-country trip exposes students to two different business cultures and includes company visits, cultural outings and local guest lectures in both locations.