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International Business (BBA)


SVSU includes one of Oxford University's top 50 educators in the world, allowing students to naturally gain access to an international stage. George Puia, who holds the honor of serving as The Dow Chemical Company's Centennial Chair in Global Business, represents one of the many phenomenal professors dedicated to preparing SVSU students to thrive in the world of business. With SVSU's low student-to-faculty ratio, majors will receive the personal attention and opportunity to truly stand out when it comes to securing a job after graduation. SVSU proudly holds the AACSB accreditation, ranking all business programs in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world, making Cardinals not only qualified but incredibly competitive in the job market. 

Cardinal Points

  • Multiple scholarships are available to students in the Business program, including the College of Business Annual Scholarship, the Fabiano Brothers Business Scholarship and the Henry E. Schwartz Memorial Business Scholarship.

  • In conjunction with an SVSU bachelor’s degree, a Certificate in International Business will be awarded to all students upon satisfactory completion of some required courses and electives.

  • At SVSU, students participate in business fraternities and nationally regarded associations for professionals such as the AMA, DECA and APICS. 

As an International Business student, majors graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to prove themselves in a competitive global marketplace. From supporting majors in obtaining proficiency in at least one foreign language, to encouraging international business students to spend at least one semester abroad, SVSU welcomes students to experience an education that supersedes the classroom while also preparing them with the core course requirements necessary to succeed in their future. 

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Lansing Board of Water & Light
CBRE Group
Tek Systems
Dart Container
Blackbaud Pacific
Bay Future, Inc.
Ford Motor Company

Graduate Programs

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Career Opportunities

HR Generalist
Director, International Trade
Planning Engineer
Financial Analyst
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development Manager
Account Manager
Personal Banker

  • 14% projected growth for the employment of management analysts with a bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $97,460 is the median yearly pay for a management analyst in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s International Business program, students can have careers as management analysts, human resources managers, banking managers and more in international markets.

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how students have turned their SVSU education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Hali Motley International Business Major

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Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.