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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Business Fundamentals

Degree Requirements (B.A.S.)

Students in the Leadership and Business Fundamentals Program at Grand Valley State University must follow all general education requirements as defined in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate Catalog and complete a minimum 120 credits total toward their degree. This could include credits transferred in from their Applied Associates Degree or other prior coursework at an accredited institution. An additional 24 credits may be awarded towards the degree total through prior learning assessment (PLA). Students are required to earn their final 30 credits at Grand Valley State University. This program is exempted from the university's 58 credits from a four-year institution rule. All other relevant policies apply.

Technical Focus (transferred from AAS): 15+ credits

Leadership and Business Fundamentals Major B.A.S. Course Requirements (9 Credits)

Leadership and Business Fundamentals Major Courses (21 Credits)

Students complete requirements for both the Leadership Certificate and the Business Fundamentals Certificate as part of the core of the major, graduating with both certificates as well as their degree.

Business Fundamentals Certificate (12 Credits):

Leadership Certificate (12 Credits):

Required courses:

Elective courses (one required; second elective requirement fulfilled by INT 331):

Application and Synthesis (6 Credits):

Suggested Order of Coursework for the Leadership and Business Fundamentals Major

Year 1:

Year 2 and beyond:

Additional coursework may be needed to meet general education requirements at GVSU, minimum 120 credits required to graduate, last 30 credits at GVSU, or other university requirements.

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