McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Global Business Fellows Program (GBF)

Graduating GBF undergraduates

The Global Business Fellows Program is an innovative joint program between the McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). This program combines fundamental principles of business with required coursework in international affairs, economics, and languages. Such an interdisciplinary curriculum enables undergraduate students to analyze and solve challenges that impact business and public policy on a global scale.

Fellows take a set of core courses in business, economics, and international affairs, as well as the Global Business Experience consulting course, which receives support from the Global Business Initiative‘s board members. In addition, students partake in co-curricular programming and professional development opportunities.

Current Undergraduate fellows and GBF alumni (the first cohort graduated in 2017) form part of the GBF LinkedIn Group, which was created to keep the GBF community connected through signature events in New York City and other locations.

Signature GBF Events

Graduating Fellows’ Reflections

All Fellows’ Reflections
Anisha Pai

“Anisha Pai (B’19)

“The Global Business Experience class was one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had through the GBF program. Professor Ernst pushed me to think and work harder than I thought I was capable of working. In addition, the GBE trip to Barcelona gave me a unique opportunity not only to present in front of real clients, but also to make new friends, even as a second semester senior””

Nicholas Elliott (B’20)

“Nicholas Elliott (B’20)

“I can confidently say the GBF program has done much more for me than I could have imagined. Not only was I able to meet a great cohort of people, but I was also given the opportunity to learn from professors who translated their real world experience into an array of lessons on everything from World Bank insurance programs in Africa to negotiating with counterparts in Russia.””

Audrey Zhou (B’22)

“Audrey Zhou (B’22)

“The SFS classes I have taken, ranging from Map of the Modern World to Global Investment Foundations, have allowed me to contextualize the business concepts I have learned in McDonough to current world events. My junior summer internship experience with the Beeck Center in Kazakhstan was inspired by the courses that covered a variety of international topics.””

Ananya Chowla (B'22)

“Ananya Chowla (B’22)

“I really enjoyed taking the Global Business Experience. My class had the opportunity to consult for Uber Spain and travel to Madrid to present our final recommendations to our points of contact at Uber. It was such a culturally and professionally enriching experience, and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part of an in-person global consulting project with a real client.””