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Grand Valley State University    
  Mar 24, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

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.


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 the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Requirements for a Major in General Management

This major is recommended for students interested in more diverse areas of management and allows for combining interests in areas such as human resource management, management information systems and operations management by selecting from a range of courses.

Requirements for an Emphasis in Management Information Systems

The MIS emphasis provides students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to define, design and develop management information systems in modern businesses. In addition, it provides them with specialized skills in the area of Enterprise Resource Planning systems. This specialization provides a strong technical background, but emphasizes the business knowledge and analytical skills necessary to successfully plan and implement such systems.

Management Program Description

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