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Green River College International Programs


"Getting students properly prepared for top universities around the country is our goal." -
Students studying business at Green River College

Green River College students study in Salish Hall.

Are you interested in majoring in business?

At Green River, business is the most popular major for international students. A quality business education remains one of the most sought after degrees in higher education. Green River prepares students for transfer to top business schools in the USA by blending liberal arts and business study with the tools and skills needed to be competitive in the global marketplace.

Green River offers an Associate Business Degree that allows students to prepare for several concentrations:

Students work with their own personal advisor to select a transfer university and an area of concentration. After two years, a seamless transfer is made to a university to complete a BA degree in business.

Student Involvement

Outside of the classroom, Green River offers a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities to its students to develop new interests and friendships, expand their knowledge of leadership; broaden their network of faculty, students and alumni and participate in educational and social events. Involvement in the extracurricular life not only enriches the collegiate experience; it provides important background and experience for a student's resume.

  • Leadership training
  • Community volunteering
  • Professional clubs and organizations
  • Student Government

Why choose Green River?

There are many advantages to starting your undergraduate business degree at Green River College:

  1. Faculty combines theory and practice in their teaching
  2. Small class size
  3. Personal advisor to assist in developing transfer plan
  4. Cost efficient
  5. On-campus housing
  6. Diverse campus population with students from 64 countries

Transfer to Top Universities

Attesting to the high quality of the business degree offered at Green River, many universities, including the University of California Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, and Purdue University, have signed Conditional Admissions and Designated Pathway agreements with the college. Students who complete their business degree at Green River and apply to these universities will be automatically accepted so long as they apply on time and meet minimum admissions requirements. See University Transfer Pathway.

Many students, however, have also transferred to other top universities without the use of conditional admissions agreements. These institutions include the University of Chicago, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkley, Cornell, University of Texas, and many more!

In addition, not only does Green River offer a high quality degree but also the chance to live and learn in alongside students from more than 50 countries. This provides students with the cross-cultural skills and competence necessary to function in today's increasingly globalized business world. (Requirements for an Associate in Business Degree)

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