International Business Careers in Finance


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Finance IB Professionals are involved in all of the major areas of finance: banking, investments, and corporate finance. Their skills are essential for international trade.

Some career options may include:


Treasury Analyst
This position manages the day to day operations of foreign currency hedging, interest rate hedging, settlement of derivative contracts, short term borrowing and investments, assisting with capital markets transactions and accounting and disclosure requirements on a global basis.

Foreign Exchange Junior Trader

Strong understanding of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Foreign Currency, Foreign Exchange and Money Market transactions. Prior financial industry/Trading Systems or Risk Management experience is highly desired.

Financial Analyst/Trade Credit Underwriter

The insurance division markets, underwrites and services trade credit and political risk insurance. Credit insurance protects against domestic and international nonpayment risk on business-to-business transactions caused by financial, economic or political uncertainties. Credit insurance is also a useful tool for corporate clients to manage financial performance, increase sales and optimize balance sheet efficiency, and facilitate the financing of receivables.

Companies where our Finance IB alumni are currently working:

Mercantile Bank

Fifth Third Bank

JSJ Corporation

GFT Global Forex


Steelcase Inc.

Herman Miller

Finance IB Faculty

Dept. Phone: (616) 331-7390
Dept. Fax: (616) 331-7445

Prof. Thuy Simpson

[email protected]
(616) 331-7408
Seidman - Finance Department
3035 L William Seidman Center

Prof. Yatin Bhagwat

[email protected]
(616) 331-7431
Seidman - Finance Department
3037 L William Seidman Center

Page last modified October 10, 2019