Business, General B.B.A.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in general business is the most flexible of all business majors. Students can select courses from across all business disciplines rather than concentrating on a specific area. It develops the abilities 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:
- Those who prefer to take a generalist approach to their business education.
- Those who have entrepreneurial interests.
Why Study General Business at Grand Valley?
- Faculty members have strong academic and professional credentials and are often asked to consult on real business issues.
- Small class sizes allow for personal faculty interaction.
- There are professional networking opportunities with business leaders and the Small Business Technology Development Center.
- Internships are set up to relate to the field of study and are scheduled around classes, so students can earn money while getting valuable business experience.
- Campus is located in the heart of an exciting business environment in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.
Location & Format
- Face To Face
Students study a variety of topics, including:
- Administrative policy
- Family business
Combined Degree Programs
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.
Seidman's Early Access Program
Each year, the Seidman College of Business allows early access into the business college to a select few individuals as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have received a 3.500 or higher high school GPA.
Seidman Success Standards
For students not part of Seidman’s Early Access program, the Seidman
College of Business permits access to upper-level (300-400) business
courses after meeting the following Seidman Success Standards:
1. Have earned at least 55 semester hours (junior status)
2. Established a 2.500 or higher overall GPA; and
3. Completed the following courses with a 2.500 or higher combined GPA: ACC 212, BUS 201, ECO 210, ECO 211, MGT 268, STA 215
“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.”
SENIOR ACADEMIC ADVISOR