International Business

Study abroad opportunities prepare you to successfully navigate a global society by allowing you to live within another culture and meet students from around the world. Learn to analyze problems unique to international business, and develop technically and culturally appropriate solutions to them by studying abroad. Studying abroad prepares students for the challenges of doing business in a complex and exciting global economy. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad in locations such as Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, and many more.

“The international business program at Grand Valley takes you places, not only on adventures abroad, but also to new heights of learning in business classes.”

-Mary Gerlach, International Business alumna

International Business Study Abroad Programs

Int Business

Poland

Academic Advice

International Business Majors MUST take 6 credits abroad. 

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 Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore Students

Students may fulfill General Education Foundations 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 the upper level courses in the Seidman curriculum, for which these courses are pre-requisites.

SEIDMAN BUSINESS PROGRAM (LAST 2 YEARS)
You must be admitted to the Seidman College of Business in order to take upper division (300-400 level) courses abroad. This includes the course categories listed below:

  • 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 advisor to discuss your academic goal.
  • 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.

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

University of Roehampton

Partnership

France

ESSCA Angers

Partnership

France

ESSCA Paris

Partnership

France

Grenoble School of Management

Partnership

Germany

Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrtemberg 

 

Partnership

Hungary

ESSCA Budapest

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Argentina

Business and Economics in English

   

External

France

The American Business School of Paris

External

Hungary

International Business

External

Malaysia and China

International Relations and New Economies

   

External

Portugal 

European Innovation Academy (EIA)

   

External

Singapore

Singapore Management University

 

External

South Korea

USAC: Yonsei University

External

Switzerland

Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

   

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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INTERNSHIPS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

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

Joy Gianakura

Associate Dean of the Seidman Student Academic Services

1041 L. William Seidman Center

(616) 331-7500

gianakuj@gvsu.edu