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International Management

An international business focus offers many advantages when applied to a management major.

The Seidman College of Business offers specialty management degrees in:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems and
  • Supply Chain Management

Management IB Staff

Prof. Brad Koch
Seidman - Management Department
3101 L William Seidman Center
Dept. Phone: 616-331-7490
Dept. Fax: 616-331-7445

Careers in HRM and MIS

Human Resource Generalist - International

This position is responsible for administering a wide variety of general Human Resources functions primarily for the international locations. Will also support domestic business groups as needed. Serves as designated expert on the interpretation of Human Resources policies and issues as it relates to the foreign countries where the Company operates. Will develop and update Human Resources policies and procedures for all foreign entities with a concentration on host country labor law and policies and procedures.

System Analyst – Global Operations

The System Analyst, Global Operations (Manufacturing & Quality), for Corporate Information System (CI), will partner with key business stakeholders to automate and streamline end-to-end manufacturing processes. The analyst will analyze and identify key business requirements and identify areas to improve the business through the use of information technology. The analyst will work with business users and globally based IT teams to define requirements, strategize new or leverage existing IT solutions, and develop project documentation (e.g. ROI, Business Case, URS, FRS, etc).

Companies where our Management IB alumni are currently working:


Vera Bradley


Dow Corning

Wolverine World Wide


Herman Miller


Management Trade Journals:

Human Resource Executive

CIO Magazine

MIS IB Staff

Prof. Tom McGinnis
Seidman - Management Department
3133 L William Seidman Center
Dept. Phone: 616-331-7490
Dept. Fax: 616-331-7445

Careers in Supply Chain Management

There are numerous opportunities for international business careers in the field of supply chain management.  Career titles may include purchasing administrator, freight forwarder, customs broker, global logistics manager and supply chain analyst.


Purchasing Administrator
Obtains raw materials and finished goods from foreign and domestic suppliers by tracking conditions in foreign locations; identifying and qualifying suppliers; negotiating contracts; maintaining records.

Global Logistics Manager

The Global Logistics Manager will develop and execute a Global Logistics Network. The global and group level nature of this role presents significant challenges. The fact that facilities, suppliers, and customers are located in several countries throughout the world makes it challenging to optimize the material flow. Ensuring an efficient logistics network is in place to support the broadly based customers' needs, especially in a business growth cycle, are a significant challenge.

Supply Chain Analyst

The Supply Chain Analyst position formulates and implements supplier strategies regarding pricing, supplier development and performance, value-added service, and continuous improvement. This position also takes a lead in working across the supply chain system and company stakeholders with the goal of minimizing the cost of purchased materials and services across all areas of the company.

Supply Chain Management Trade Journals:

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Systems

Logistics Management

SCM IB Staff

Prof. Vivek Dalela
Seidman - Marketing Department
3118 L William Seidman Center
Dept. Phone: 616-331-7495
Dept. Fax: 616-331-7339

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