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Grand Valley State University    
  Mar 21, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration

Requirements for the Major in Business Administration

To complete the requirements for graduation with a B.B.A. degree, the following course requirements for a total of 120 undergraduate hours must be met: general education; business core; business major, major requirements listed with information on individual majors; cognates; and electives.

Required Business Electives

Three upper-division Seidman courses not applied to the major, minor, or cognate (9 credits total), however, these courses can be applied toward a second business major.


Students may elect non-business or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. However, at least 60 hours of the total program must be in non-business courses. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major or cognate courses, except the internship, on a credit/no credit basis. Lower-division economics courses and economics courses used in the B.B.A. cognate are counted as non-business credit.

Suggested Order of Coursework for Seidman Majors

First Year:

Second Year:

  • Complete general education foundations and cultures requirements
  • Begin theme
  • Include at least one course designated as supplemental writing skills
  • Begin and complete 200 level Seidman cognate and core requirements

Third Year:

  • Begin 300 level cognate and core requirements
  • Begin Seidman major and elective courses (please see a Seidman faculty mentor for guidance on elective courses)
  • Continue or complete theme

Fourth Year:

  • Complete Seidman major and elective courses
  • Seidman capstone
  • Complete theme
  • Complete second supplemental writing skills course no later than senior year

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