Economics

Develop and explore your understanding of world economics by studying abroad. Learn how people across the world satisfy their wide array of needs. Analyze how cost-benefit analysis and other concepts can help make decisions which increase satisfaction. Experience how firms maximize their profits by achieving greater efficiency in a variety of different markets.

Economics Study Abroad Programs

France

France

All of this and more can be accomplished by traveling to many of our programs. Macquarie University in Australia, ESSCA Angers in France, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan and Kingston University in the U.K. are just a few examples of possible study abroad destinations through GVSU.

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.  

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, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

Seidman College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

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

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

 

Partnership

China

ESSCA Shanghai

 

Partnership

France

ESSCA Angers

 

Partnership

France

ESSCA Angers

   

Partnership

France

ESSCA Paris

 

Partnership

Germany

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

 

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

 

Partnership

Hungary

ESSCA Budapest

 

Partnership

Hungary

ESSCA Budapest

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

 

Partnership

Poland

Cracow University of Economics

 

Partnership

Romania

Romania Babes-Bolyai University

 

Partnership

Switzerland

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Business Track)

   

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

 

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Austria

IES: European Society & Culture

 

External

Buenos Aires

API: Universidad Torcuato di Tella

   

External

France

IES: Business & International Affairs in Paris

 

External

Hungary

API: Corvinus University of Budapest

 

External

Spain

Summer School of Economics in Madrid

   

External

Sweden

USAC: Linnaeus University

External

The Netherlands

Maastricht University Politics, Law & International Relations

 

EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

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

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INTERNSHIPS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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. 

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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