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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

International Business - Program Description

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the Seidman College of Business section in this catalog.


A major in international business develops a student's ability to meet the challenges of the global business environment. The major trains students to identify and develop appropriate solutions to problems that are unique to doing business internationally. The international business major provides students with a strong grounding in international aspects of business by offering upper-level courses in international management, marketing, finance, accounting, and economics. An important component of the international business major is the requirement that students complete coursework in nonbusiness international culture and foreign languages, and participate in a study abroad program.

Students who pursue the international business major are required to complete a second Seidman major in a functional discipline (such as finance, marketing, accounting, etc.) and a minor in a foreign language or demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language, AND they are required to participate in a Grand Valley approved study abroad experience. For students with F1 visas, certain program requirement substitutions may be made. Students should contact the Seidman Undergraduate Student Services Office early in their program for a suggested pattern of coursework.

The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

International Business Minor

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