Finance Department - Quick Facts
1960 | Grand Valley State University was founded
1965 | The first economics courses were taught
1970 | The School of Business and Economics is established
1973 | The F.E. Seidman Graduate College is formed
1979 | Undergraduate and graduate programs merged into one School, the Seidman College
1983 | Renamed the Seidman School of Business
1997 | AACSB accreditation is awarded for all business programs and the School of Accounting
2004 | Renamed the Seidman College of Business
2013 | The L. William Seidman Center is opened
To support learning, faculty and staff have access to WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, CapIQ, and Eventus to support their finance-related research.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals meet rigorous education, training, and ethical standards, and are committed to serving their clients' best interests today to prepare them for a more secure tomorrow. The Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program (SFPC) is a non-credit CFP Board-Registered Program that prepares students to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.
By participating in competitions, our students gain invaluable experience in a real-world context and compete for prizes!
- Risk Management Association Competition
- CFA Challenge
- ACG Cup Western Michigan
FINANCE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
¹ Source: GVSU Institutional Analysis
² Source: GVSU University Development
* Courses may not be offered every year
** Including students with multiple majors