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VIPP Course Registration 

In general, you are required to take 3 VIPP courses unless you have arranged other MSU courses with your program coordinator in advance. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Our class size is limited to 22 students and each course will need a minimum of 5 students enrolled. 

Download Fall 2018 VIPP course schedule (PDF)

Download Fall 2018 course descriptions (PDF)

Download detailed instruction on registration in OpenSiS.  

The following are some examples of our course offerings (course offerings are subject to change each semester). 

VIPP Course Offering

Based on four learning outcomes, we developed the following courses. Course offerings are subject to change each semester. In general, you are required to take 3 VIPP courses unless you have arranged taking other MSU courses with your program coordinator in advance. 

Competent Professionalism

  • VIP 484     Project Management
  • VIP 486     Negotiation Skills
  • VIP 488     Personnel Training & Development
  • VIP 482     Crafting a Successful Career
  • VIP 858     General Research Methodology

Effective Communication

  • VIP 415A   Conversation A
  • VIP 415B   Conversation B
  • VIP 414      Idioms
  • VIP 420     Media English
  • VIP 464     Business English
  • VIP 417      Writing Skills for Academic & Business Purpose
  • VIP 617      Academic and Professional Writing: Beyond the Basics
  • VIP 422     Academic Reading
  • VIP 423     Critical Reading Strategies 
  • VIP 441      Pronunciation & Presentation Skills
  • VIP 685     Public Speaking
  • VIP 467     Communication Strategies and Social Discourse

Strong Leadership

  • VIP 472     Critical Thinking
  • VIP 473     Innovation Thinking
  • VIP 474     Leadership Through Change and Innovation
  • VIP 480    Cross Cultural Business Communication Skills
  • VIP 483     Organizational Behavior
  • VIP 664     Business Expo
  • VIP 854     Global Leadership and Management

Multicultural & Global Awareness

  • VIP 451A   American Culture: Education, Sports, and Family
  • VIP 451B   American Culture: Movies and Music
  • VIP 451C   American Culture: Current Event and Society
  • VIP 451D   American Culture: History, Race, and Immigration
  • VIP 477     U.S. International Relations
  • VIP 452     U.S. Legal System and Government
  • VIP 454     Discovering MSU
  • VIP 455     Discovering Michigan
  • VIP 485     Sustainability: Environment, Culture, and Leadership

Disciplinary Knowledge-based 

  • VIP 476     Introduction to Finance
  • VIP 478     International Finance
  • VIP 481      International Business
  • VIP 487     International Perspective on Educational Psychology and Schools
  • VIP 815      Internet Things and E-platforms
  • VIP 842     Current Economic Issues
  • VIP 856     Pedagogy of University Teaching
  • VIP 857     Second Language Acquisition
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