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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics


Requirements for a Major in Business Economics


Requirements for the B.B.A.


Required Business Electives


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

Electives


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.

General Business Economics


Students who take this emphasis will focus on applications in business and public policy issues. This 18-credit-hour emphasis can provide careers in banking, insurance services, marketing research and public organizations. An economic emphasis is a solid foundation for graduate programs.

Required Courses:


The upper-division economics course selected as part of the cognate requirements cannot count as an economics major course.

Real Estate Business Economics


Students who take this emphasis can pursue careers as real estate agents, commercial and residential appraisers, mortgage brokers, commercial lenders, urban planners, title examiners, location specialists, REIT managers, and regional developers. Students who obtain the economics B.B.A. with the real estate emphasis will take the following courses:

Required Courses:


The upper-division economics course selected as part of the cognate requirements cannot count as an economics major course.

Additional Courses


The 18 required credit hours specified above complete the real estate economics emphasis requirements. In order to provide a complementary set of skills, any of the following courses are recommended if students have the flexibility to take more courses:

Requirements for an Honors Emphasis in Business Economics


The undergraduate Honors emphasis in economics is for students pursuing a B.B.A. degree in Business Economics. Students must achieve a minimum 3.2 GPA in their economics courses and a 3.2 GPA in their overall degree to receive the Honors emphasis designation. Courses cannot be taken on a credit/no credit basis. Students are required to complete the following classes, with an Honors section of either ECO 210, ECO 211, or both (Honors-designated sections require good standing with the Honors College or a 3.5 GPA overall):

Business Economics Program Description


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