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Grand Valley State University    
  Feb 23, 2018
2013-2014 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 nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. 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.

Suggested Order of Coursework for Seidman Majors

First Year:

Second Year:

  • Complete general education foundations and cultures requirements
  • 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)
  • Begin Issues/Themes

Fourth Year:

  • Complete Seidman major and elective courses
  • Seidman Capstone
  • Complete Issues/Themes
  • Complete second supplemental writing skills course no later than senior year

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