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Business Administration, M.B.A.

Seidman's dynamic graduate programs offer an education of exceptional value and impact for individuals aspiring to transform their careers and lead the businesses transforming our region.

The Professional M.B.A. offers a learning opportunity in the context of everyday business situations over 22 months of study.

Visit the program website for more information.

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What to Expect

  • Program Focus. Leadership skills, strategy, and customer-oriented perspective.
  • Hybrid Delivery. Two courses per semester - one class in person and one online each week.
  • Cohort Structure. All classes taken with the same group of students; enables strong peer learning and professional connections.
  • Professional Development. Individualized feedback based on a leadership style assessment. Mentoring opportunities and structured group workshop learning experiences.
  • Culminating Experience. Apply knowledge and experience to a business consulting capstone project.

Seidman College of Business Offers

Collaboration With the Community

Seidman maintains vibrant, synergistic relationships with area businesses, collaborating on career development and community-based projects.

Engaged and Engaging Faculty

Seidman faculty members consult actively with local and national businesses. This dynamic exchange helps keep students current and connected through a blend of theory and applied practice.


Accreditation through AACSB International, the premier business school accrediting organization, is a testament to quality. Seidman College is regularly recognized as a top business school, and our students excel in local, state and national educational competitions.


Seidman is accredited by the AACSB International. Visit their accreditation website for more information.

Location & Format

Classes for the program are a combination of online and in-seat downtown on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus in L. William Seidman Center in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.


Skills Employers Want

As a Professional MBA student at Seidman, you will: expand your capacity for creative problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning; enhance your proficiency in oral and written communication, teamwork and decision-making; and develop the abilities and qualities that are essential, not only to your employer, but to your transformation into a successful, accomplished leader in the business world.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the fully completed application must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the intended semester of enrollment. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit

Admission Requirements

The Seidman Professional MBA is a 22-month program designed for working professionals with three or more years of relevant experience. Flexible prerequisites options. For more, visit here

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Ave SW, suite 1031
(616) 331-7400

Graduate Admissions Office


“The Seidman M.B.A. taught me to think differently. My business would not be where it is today if it had not been for my Seidman M.B.A.”



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