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The essential link between Altman Scholars' Liberal Arts and Business degrees is the interdisciplinary “Altman Core,” which includes a common cohort experience every semester.


Altman Core Classes

The “Altman Core” includes: 

  • An Altman TIDES course (a part of the required freshmen seminar program);
  • Unique coursework, including courses on Globalization and Inter-Cultural Communication;
  • Altman-specific sections of required business courses; and
  • Integrative interdisciplinary senior seminars during the senior year.


  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Freshman Altman TIDES Management Communications Intro to Globalization
Maximizing Globalized Learning Financial Management
Sophomore Int'l Legal Studies Intercultural Comm. & Business Internship
Junior Study Abroad Study Abroad Internship

Altman Senior Seminar:

Global Experiential Learning

Altman Senior Seminar:

Approaches to Global Dilemmas



Altman Core Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Altman program, students will:

  • gain theoretical knowledge of global economies, politics, and cultures;
  • develop inter- and cross-cultural awareness and competency;
  • gain a high level of proficiency in a foreign language;
  • develop an understanding of citizenship at the local, national, and global levels, and provide service to these communities; and
  • synthesize and integrate knowledge gained in business and liberal arts curricula.