United Kingdom: Business

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 sights.


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Cultural Information

When can I go?

July 18 - August 1, 2015 (2 weeks) 

Where will I live?

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

Who is eligible to participate?

Business students who are admitted to the Seidman College of Business /MSA/MST or MBA program or under-graduate business students with a minimum GPA of 2.75. The program is also open to non-business majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and Junior standing or to Graduate students with a 3.0 GPA.

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.

The deadline for the 2015 program has passed. The 2016 program application will be available Fall 2015. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE (2016 Program): February 1, 2016 

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

What credits will I receive?

Graduate students will register for a total of 6 credits:

BUS 680: International Business and Culture in the United Kingdom, 3 Credits

ACC 607: Ethics for Accountants, 3 Credits


Undergraduate students will register for a total of 6 credits:


BUS 301: International Business and Culture in the United Kingdom, 3 Credits

ACC 333: Corporate Governance and Ethics, 3 Credits

How much does the program cost?

Program Fee: $3,600

  • Round-trip transportation from Grand Rapids
  • Accommodation and most meals
  • Class instruction
  • Several field trips
  • Some meals
Other Expenses
  • GVSU Tuition - 6 credits, Undergraduate ($2,826) OR Graduate ($3,372)
  • Personal expenses ($300)
  • Additional meals ($100)
  • Passport fees ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional, Undergraduate ($28) OR Graduate ($30)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = (Undergraduate Students) $6,996 OR (Graduate Students) $7,540

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: (Up to $1000) 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

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

Who can tell me more?

Faculty Director:
Dori Danko
Seidman College of Business - School of Accounting
3140 Seidman College of Business

Faculty Director:
Steve Goldberg
Seidman College of Business - School of Accounting
3152 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.