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General business is the most flexible of all business majors. It allows you to select courses from across all business disciplines rather than concentrating on a specific area. It develops your ability to perceive, identify and analyze problems, communicate potential solutions, make decisions, and monitor results.
General business majors pursue the bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degree and typically fall into one of two groups:
Students study a variety of topics, including:
Students may work in one of the more than 90% of all businesses that have fewer than 25 employees. Such businesses employ about half of the nations workforce. Organizations require generalists who can tackle a variety of responsibilities.
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
The B.B.A. in Business Administration at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the business field.
Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.
For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have
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“Internships are ideal for career exploration and development during your college tenure. Being a student who has pursued an internship shows that you have initiative and have taken advantage of professional development opportunities outside the classroom.”