Undergraduate Study Abroad: Faculty-led Programs

The Seidman College of Business offers one faculty-led and one affiliate study abroad program : England - a two week faculty-led program held from mid July to August; India- A five week program held at the end of April-May. For a complete list of GVSU study abroad programs, visit the Padnos International Center webpage.

 

India (Affiliate program)

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Come to India! Live and travel in this fascinating country. Study and have fun for 5 weeks in Chennai, India. As part of the program, you will have the chance to work on a corporate consulting project, take an international business and culture course, plus travel to many exciting locations, such as the Taj Mahal, the red fort, and many more top travel destinations. 

The National Management School (NMS) in Chennai, India is among the top business schools in the country. As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to work along side NMS faculty, Indian students and business executives on a real corporate consulting project. Students will gain hands-on practical experience, as well as strengthen their communication and cross-cultural skills. The National Management School in the outskirts of Chennai, and features a brand new business school facility with an excellent technology infrastructure and wireless internet connectivity. Student housing is right on campus, with air conditioning and a recreation center. The city of Chennai features bustling city’s shopping and entertainment centers, as well as easy access to one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the world, Marina beach. Chennai is India’s fourth largest city. It features many historic temples, parks, and a high-tech business center, such as the Tidel Park, the home for the Information Technology Industry.

 
To learn more about the program and the National Management School, visit the following website:
http://nms.edu.in/cie/gvsu_program.html
General NMS website: http://nms.edu.in/
 
PROGRAM FLYER
 
Prerequisites SCB majors must be admitted into the Seidman College of Business. Non-business majors must have junior standing and a minimum GPA of 2.50. Participation in pre-departure meetings is required.

Eligibility Good academic standing and successful application, including two letters of recommendation. For business students, you must be admitted to the Seidman College of Business (55 cr. completed, 2.75 GPA). For non-business students, you need to have good academic standing, and either junior or senior status.  

Academic Credit Students will register for 6 credits:

BUS 499 - Corporate Consulting Practicum (SCB elective)

BUS 301 - International Business and Culture in India (theme 15, WP Gen Ed, SCB elective)

Dates and Deadlines This 5-week session will be held approximately beginning of May through beginning of June. This includes one week of travel in India.  Applications for the program are due February 1st. A $100 deposit is due at the time of application. Early application is strongly recommended.

Housing: On campus residence hall. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and also allow for easy access to the recreation center. For additional information on housing, visit the NMS website:  http://nms.edu.in/student_housing.html

Program Fee The program fee is $2,600.00* and includes

  • All ground transportation
  • Field trips
  • Accommodation and most meals

The tuition is $2,200.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE: airfare, personal expenses, passport fee, visa

Financial Aid ALL students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. Additional need-based study abroad grants are also available to eligible students. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

Contact Information

Alexandra Schmid
International Business Study Abroad Advisor
3137 Seidman Center
Tel: (616) 331-7452, Fax (616) 331-7445
schmiale@gvsu.edu

 

England (faculty-led program)

The goal for this program is to offer students the opportunity to study the effect of corporate governance, culture and history on business dealings in a Western European environment. Student will have lectures and field trips that illustrate the impact a different culture and historical perspective have on business reporting and decision making.

The United Kingdom has entered a new business era with its membership in the European Union. Part of the program will be based in London, the financial center of Western Europe. Visits to London based multinational corporations, as well as CPA firms, will be an integral part of the program.

Prerequisites ACC 212

Eligibility Good academic standing and successful application, including two letters of recommendation. This program is open to all majors, including business students, who are admitted to the Seidman College of Business (55 cr. completed, 2.75 GPA). For non-business students, you need to have good academic standing, and have junior status. Graduate students must be admitted in an MBA, MSA or MST program. 

Academic Credit Students may register for up to 6 credits. A combination of the following courses may be available:

Undergraduate StudentsBUS 301 International Business and Culture in the UK (theme 15 course and SCB elective)  AND ACC 333 Corporate Governance and Ethics (BBA ethics course)  

Graduate Students: BUS 680 International Business and Culture in the UK AND ACC 601 Comparative Corporate Governance OR ACC 607 Ethics for Accountants

Living Arrangements Program participants will live in the coed student residence halls at Regents College in central London.

Dates and Deadlines Classes will meet on predetermined dates on the GVSU campus during the summer term. The 2-week London trip will be held from middle of July to beginning of August. Applications for the program are due by February 1st. A $100 deposit is due at the time of application. Attendance is required at the pre-departure meetings. There is limited space available, early applications is strongly recommended.

Program Fee The approximate fee for the program is $3,300.00* and includes

  • Round-trip airfare from Grand Rapids
  • Accommodation
  • Field trips
  • Most meals
  • All ground transportation

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE GVSU tuition, personal expenses, passport fee, visa

*Fee subject to adjustments based on actual exchange rates and international airfare.

Financial Aid ALL students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. Additional need-based study abroad grants are also available to eligible students. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

Contact Information

Alexandra Schmid
International Business Study Abroad Advisor
3137 Seidman Center
Tel: (616) 331-7452, Fax (616) 331-7445
schmiale@gvsu.edu

More detailed information about the two business faculty-led programs, including the study abroad online application, can be found on the Padnos International Center webpage

 

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