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International Business Minor

The study of international business prepares students for the challenges of doing business in a complex and exciting global economy. Students learn to analyze problems unique to international business and develop technically and culturally appropriate solutions to them.

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Program Overview

The undergraduate minor program in international business is for both business and nonbusiness students except those majoring in general business. Students must complete all prerequisite courses before enrolling in the international business minor courses.

Why Study International Business at Grand Valley?

  • Faculty members have worked and/or consulted with local, national, and international companies. They are specialists in international business and have strong academic credentials.
  • Small class sizes mean that professors get to know and be more engaged with students.
  • Courses integrate the latest technologies via the Internet, e-commerce, and enterprise resource planning.
  • We help students find internships that relate to their functional specialty of interest in international business. They gain valuable business experience while managing their class and study schedules.
  • Study abroad programs prepare students for a global economy and society, as they live within another culture and meet people from around the world. GVSU has study abroad programs in 34 countries.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face


The minor consists of 18 credit hours. Required courses:

  • ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT 303 - International Business and Culture

Choose three of the following:

  • ACC 330 - International Accounting
  • ECO 349 - Emerging Markets Issues
  • ECO 365 - Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 369 - International Economic Issues
  • FIN 429 - International Financial Management
  • MGT 466 - International Management and Multinational Corporations
  • MKT 359 - Multinational Marketing

One elective course in cultures/international business or a three-credit international internship is required.

Career Options

IB students will find career opportunities in:

  • Business development
  • Global sourcing strategy
  • Freight forwarding
  • International operations
  • Supply chain planning
  • Marketing management

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW
(616) 331-7500

Admissions and Recruitment Office


“Business is global. Employers need solutions to manage international customers, vendors, employees, and competition. A B.B.A. in International Business from GVSU prepares talent to perform in high value, high responsibility roles that meet these challenges.”