United Kingdom: Business & Corporate Governance

A GVSU Faculty-led Program

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

London, United Kingdom  This program explores the U.K. culture, history, corporate governance and ethics of the Western European environment. You will experience lectures and field trips illustrating the impact of culture and history on business reporting, corporate governance and ethics. 

The program will be based in London, the financial center of Europe, with visits to U.K. accounting firms, regulatory bodies, historical and cultural sites.

Students will spend 4 weeks taking classes in Grand Rapids prior to travel to London.

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Cultural Information

When can I go?

July 20 - August 4, 2018

Where will I live?

Program participants will live in the co-ed student residence halls in Regents College, London.

Who is eligible to participate?

Eligibility: Open to all Seidman College of Business undergraduate juniors or seniors admitted to the Seidman College of Business or with prior approval from program director. 

2.0 GPA (Undergraduate)  

GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to non-GVSU students.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018

Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information 

What credits will I receive?

Students will register for a total of 6 credits: 

BUS 301: International Business and Culture in the U.K. (three credits) AND

ACC 333: Corporate Governance and Ethics (three credits)

Language of Instruction: English


How much does the program cost?

Program Fee: $3,900

  • Round-trip transportation from Grand Rapids
  • Accommodation and most meals
  • Class instruction
  • Several field trips
  • Most meals
Other Expenses
  • GVSU Tuition - 6 credits, Undergraduate ($3,150)
  • Personal expenses ($200)
  • Additional meals ($100)
  • Passport fees ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional, Undergraduate ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $7,518

Financial Aid

To contact the Financial Aid office, email finaid@gvsu.edu with Study Abroad in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home schools study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

Financial Aid FAQs


FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT: (Up to $1,500) All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.  

BDO USA International Accounting Scholarship: (This scholarship was established for students admitted to the School of Accounting who are participating in the London Study Abroad program and who express a desire to broaden their perspective of other cultures and how organizations within those cultures function through study abroad. APPLY NOW

SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: offers a study abroad scholarship for SCB majors who wish to participate in a qualified study abroad or international internship program.  Awards are based on program costs and financial need.  Apply online using GVSU MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/3103

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for more information on these and other grants/scholarships.

Who can tell me more?

Faculty Director:

Paulette Ratliff-Miller
Accounting Department
3144 Seidman College of Business


All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.