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Grand Valley State University    
  Mar 19, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

This major emphasizes the management of the relationship between an organization and its employees. Business, nonprofit, government, and union organizations all need specialists who are trained to respond to employee concerns, administer labor and employment laws, and design policies dealing with diversity and equal opportunity, recruiting and selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, discipline, and labor negotiations. Curriculum is focused on organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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.

Management Program Description

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