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I. General Education

The General Education Program consists of the Foundations, Cultures and Issues requirements (39 cr. hrs):

  • Natural Sciences (1 Physical and 1 Life Science course: 1 must be a lab) 
  • Writing (WRT 150)
  • Arts (1 course)
  • Philosophy/Literature (1 course)
  • MTH 110 (Pre-requisite for Mathematical Sciences GenEd)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (1 course: GPY 220 or GPY 235 or LAS 210)
  • Historical Perspective (1 course)
  • World Perspective (Foreign Language 202)
  • US Diversity (SPA 313 for Spanish minors or MGT 355 (SWS))
  • Issues (Either completion through study abroad OR ECO 365 and GPY 354 or PLS 319)

 

 

II. BBA Background Component

All courses from the following group (3 courses/9 credit hours):

  • STA 215 - Statistics (satisfies Math GenED)
  • CIS 150 or 231 - Intro to Computing
  • Quantitative Group - choose one: MTH 122, 125, 201; PHI 103; OR MGT 361 

 

III. BBA Core

The BBA degree requires all of the following business core courses:

  • ACC 212 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 213 - Managerial Accounting (pre-requ: ACC 212)
  • BUS 201 - Legal Environment of Business
  • ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics and ECO 211 - Introductory Microeconomics OR ECO 200 Business Economics
  • Upper-level Economics course (ECO 369)
  • FIN 320 - Managerial Finance (pre-req.: ACC 212 & MTH 110) 
  • MKT 350 - Marketing Management 
  • MGT 268 - MIS (pre-requ: CIS 150 or 231)
  • MGT 331 - Concepts of Management
  • MGT 366 - Operations Management (pre-requ: MGT 268 & STA 215)
  • Ethics - choose one: ACC 333, ECO 440, FIN 330, MGT 340, MGT 438 Or MKT 375
  • MGT 495 - Administrative Policy (pre-requ: Completion of BBA core)
  • 3 upper-division 3/400 Seidman Electives (typically satisfied with second business major) 

International Business Major

Cultural Component

OPTION A

Two courses from:

  • BUS 301 - International Business and Culture
  • LAS/MGT 380 - Commerce and Society in Latin America
  • MES 201 - Introduction to the Middle East
  • ITA 280 - Italian Americans 
  • EAS 201 - East Asia in the Contemporary World
  • GPY 220 - Cultural Geography
  • GPY 235 - World Regional Geography
  • GPY 350 - Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors
  • GPY 352 - Geography of Latin America
  • GPY 354 - Geography of Asia
  • GPY 355 - Geography of Southwest Asia (The Middle East)
  • LAS 210 - Exploring Latin America
  • PLS 211 - International Relations
  • PLS 221 - Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • PLS 284 - Latin American Politics
  • PLS 283 - Chinese Politics and US-China Relations
  • PLS 319 - African Politics
  • PLS 327 - Politics of Developing Countries
  • PLS 382- Politics of Post-Communist Europe
  • PLS 385 - Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
  • RST 225 - Introduction to Russian Culture

OR

OPTION B 

At least six hours of international internship credit. This option is highly recommended. 

Study Abroad Experience

At least six course credits from the BBA requirements must be earned through a Grand Valley approved study abroad program. 

Second Business Major

IB majors must complete a second Seidman major in a business discipline (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing). They may not choose the General Business major. 

Language minor

IB majors must earn a language minor or demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.Students may demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by an assessment based on American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines.