Business, General

Travel abroad for your business studies and engage in a new business experience. Whether at a local restaurant on the streets of London or the meeting room of a skyscraper in Shanghai, abroad is the place to go for business. In this globally integrated economy, business students should constantly be aware of what companies are doing abroad. What better way to be aware and engaged in business then to study abroad at the heart of these major business hotspots.

Business Study Abroad Programs

Business

Academic Advice

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

First Year Students

The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.

Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore Students

Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Business Core courses that are approved as being equivalent to ACC 212, BUS 201, MGT 268, STA 215, ECO 210 and ECO 211, could be completed. Please note that the business system studied, must be the US system so that you will be prepared for upper level courses in the Seidman curriculum, for which these courses are pre-requisites.

SEIDMAN BUSINESS PROGRAM (LAST TWO YEARS)

You must be ready to take Seidman upper division courses in order to take 300-400 level business courses abroad. You need to have met the Seidman Success Standards of:

  • Jr. Standing (55 cr. Hours earned);
  • 2.50 overall GVSU GPA;
  • 2.50 GPA in the following courses (ACC 212, BUS 201, ECO 210, ECO 211, MGT 268, STA 215).

The following course categories are available to students who have met the above standards:

• Remaining Seidman Core Courses (with the exception of MGT 495)

• Upper-Division Seidman Electives

• Seidman Major courses (with the possible exception of major capstones).

  • International Business majors are required to take at least 6 credits abroad.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program to be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months before departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and External options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled. Find out how!

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other External options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Partnership

China

ESSCA Shanghai (Semester & Year/Summer)

Partnership

France

ESSCA Angers (Semester & Year/Summer)

Partnership

France

ESSCA Paris (Semester & Year/Summer)

Partnership

France

Grenoble School of Management (Semster & Year/Summer)

Partnership

Hungary

ESSCA Budapest (Semester & Year/Summer)

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Partnership

Poland

Cracow University of Economics

 

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

Partnership

Switzerland

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Business Track)

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

 

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External: Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

 

External: Affiliate

Japan

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

External: Affiliate

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

 

External: Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

 

External

South Korea

ISA: South Korea University: STEM, Business, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

   

External

Italy

CIS: Florence University

   

External

South Africa

ISA: Cape Town

 

External

China

TEAN: Singapore Management University

   

External

New Zealand

ISA: University of Auckland: Business, STEM, Social Science & Liberal Arts

   

External

Malaysia

Main Homepage: Taylor's University

Taylor's University American Degree Transfer Program

External

United Kingdom

University of Roehampton

External

Scotland

API: Heriot-Watt University

 

External: Direct Enrollment

United Kingdom

University of Westminster

Internship

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

GVSU Internships

Varies

GVSU's Internships Abroad

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Marianne Fischer
Academic Adviser - International
1041 Seidman Center
(616) 331-7500

fischema@gvsu.edu