Effective management of finance is critical to the successful management of any business. The Bachelor of Business Administration in finance provides students with the financial concepts and strategies businesses need.
Finance is a dynamic field that affects all areas of business and many areas of personal life. Finance majors gain specialization in a specific field by taking advanced courses in that area. Study abroad opportunities also exist to prepare students for a global society.
There is secondary admission to this program.
Why Study Finance at Grand Valley?
- All courses are taught by faculty who have strong academic credentials and are experts in the finance field.
- Current technology (Excel®, financial simulation, etc.) is used in the classroom and integrated into courses.
- Internships allow students to earn money and gain valuable business experience. An annual expo is held to make students aware of internship opportunities.
- The active portfolio management course offers students the opportunity to manage a stock portfolio of more than $250,000.
- The Gary L. Tilkin Finance Markets Center provides students with experiential learning opportunities utilizing databases such as WRDS (including CRSP and Capital IQ) and application-based exercises.
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Location & Format
All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format:
- Face To Face
Aside from the business core, students study a variety of topics, including:
- Financial modeling
- International finance
- Portfolio management
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.
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
- completed at least 55 semester hours (junior status);
- achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA; and
- completed select courses with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA.
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