International Business

“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

Int Business

Poland

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.

Immerse yourself in the business culture, travel to new places, and explore new ideas, all while earning course credit. Complete your BBA core courses at University of Debrecen (Hungary), Gen Ed at University of Cape Coast (Ghana), BBA Background Component courses at Cracow University of Economics (Poland), and much more.

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors. 

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Study abroad is required for International Business majors
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Seidman College of Business.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

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 non-GVSU 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 are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

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

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Courses

Term Available

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

International Business & Corporate Governance

BUS 301, ACC 333

Summer

Faculty-Led

Oman/UAE

Language, Culture, and Business

ARA 185/ARA 285/ARA 386, BUS 301

Summer

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Family Business and Entrepreneurship

BUS 301, MGT 380/MGT 330

Summer

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Courses

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Courses

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

China

East China Normal University

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

China

ESSCA Shanghai

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

France

ESSCA Angers

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

France

Grenoble School of Management

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Germany

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

Courses

Semester or academic year; preferably 3rd year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Courses

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Hungary

ESSCA Budapest

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Courses

Academic year or summer

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Courses

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Poland

Cracow University of Economics

Courses

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Poland

STAIR Program

Courses

Academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Courses

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

Courses

Semester or summer

Partnership

Romania

Babes-Bolyai University

Courses

Semester or academic year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Courses

Semester, academic year or summer

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

Courses

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Semester, academic year or summer

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

South Korea

USAC: Yonsei University

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Sweden

USAC: Linnaeus University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

The Netherlands

USAC: The Hague University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Thailand

KEI: Mahidol University International College

Academic year or semester

Non-GVSU

China

KEI: University of International Business & Economics

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CIS: Stellenbosch University

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Kenya

KEI: United States International University

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Venezuela

UM: Venezuela

Semester, summer, or academic year

Non-GVSU

Thailand

UM: International Development in Thailand

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

India

UM: International Development in India

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Kenya

UM: International Development in Kenya

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Senegal

UM: International Development in Senegal

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

University of Roehampton

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Ghana

CIEE: International business and culture

Semester, academic year or summer

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

France

EUSA: Paris

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA: Madrid

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA: Dublin

Summer

GVSU

England

EUSA: London

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA: Prague

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA: Service Learning

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

China

CRCC Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Semester or summer

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

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

Claire Rose

Academic Adviser - International

1041 Seidman Center

(616) 331-7452

rosecl@gvsu.edu



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