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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


Requirements for the B.B.A.


Core Courses


All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.

For a major in business administration, you must complete the following courses:

Required Business Electives


Three upper-division Seidman courses are not applied to the major or minor (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 courses, except the internship, on a credit/no credit basis.

Requirements for a Major in Accounting


Accounting majors must complete all requirements for the B.B.A. degree (the business core, three business electives and one ethics requirement course) and take additional credit hours, as follows:

One of the following two courses:


And one of the following two courses:


Additional Requirements


A minimum of 90 hours of the total hours required for the degree must be in non-accounting courses. The required course from the auditing group of 413 or 414 will be waived for students who have completed ACC 614 with a grade of 3.0 or higher.

In order to graduate, accounting students must achieve a 2.5 minimum GPA for upper-division accounting courses. Students must receive at least a C in ACC 310 to enroll in ACC 311. If the GPA for upper-division accounting courses falls below 2.5 (after nine hours are completed) the student will not be permitted to take additional upper-division accounting courses. However, such students may repeat upper-division accounting courses for which they received a low grade. Only upper-division accounting courses in which the student has earned a C- or better may be used to satisfy requirements for an accounting degree. Accounting students must also meet other requirements of the undergraduate business program.

Students entering the accounting program are expected to have a basic knowledge of spreadsheets before enrollment in upper-division accounting courses. Taking the intermediate sequence courses ACC 310 and ACC 311 in contiguous semesters is highly recommended. Participation in the study-abroad ACC 330 course is recommended. Internships are strongly encouraged.

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