Global Leadership Scholars is a fully-integrated program that affects your entire college experience. Applications are accepted from students during the spring semester of their first year at UT.
Honors courses and leadership seminars span the second, third, and fourth year of the business curriculum (see diagram below), providing opportunities to interact closely with the program directors and honors faculty. Students take all honors courses in the pre-business and business core: Accounting 207, Economics 207, Business Administration 207, Statistics 207, Finance 307, Business Administration 337, Business Administration 357, and Management 407. Leadership training seminars explore many facets of leadership and citizenship, including leadership communication, the role of research and information in leadership decisions, leadership applications, and leadership opportunities.
Students pick one of the eight major disciplines in the college with a dual concentration in international business. This structure provides a unique opportunity to delve into the principles of business while gaining an understanding of how functional strategies are implemented and how to assess business opportunities in other cultures and countries.
Through the development and presentation of a senior thesis, students also gain valuable experience in data analysis, research design, methodologies, and delivery. Enrichment opportunities and cultural events complement the honors curriculum, including field trips, exposure to thought provoking business leaders, team-focused activities, and leadership service to fellow students and the community.
GLS students spend spring semester of their sophomore year studying abroad in London, England. During the first seven weeks of the semester, students take two sophomore business courses from residential UT College of Business Administration faculty. At the conclusion of the classroom experience, the program directors lead the students on a cultural excursion within Europe prior to spring break. After returning from holiday, students are engaged in a seven week full-time internship, which results in credit for half of their international business dual concentration.