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Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Effective management of finance is critical to the successful management of any business. It is a very interesting and dynamic field that affects all areas of business and many areas of personal life.

Program Overview

The Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in finance. This program aims to provide students with the understanding of financial concepts. Majors gain specialization in a specific field of finance by taking advanced courses in that area. Study abroad opportunities also prepare students for a global society.

Coursework

Aside from the business core, students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Valuation
  • Investments
  • Derivatives
  • Ethics
  • Financial modeling
  • Insurance
  • International finance
  • Portfolio management

Career Options

This program is designed to provide careers in:

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial institutions
  • Investments
  • Financial planning
  • Valuation
  • Private equity

Gary L. Tilkin Financial Markets Center

The center provides students with experiential learning opportunities utilizing data bases, such as CRSP, Compustat, S&P Capital IQ, and application-based exercises.

Why Study Finance at Grand Valley?

  • All courses are taught by faculty who have strong academic credentials and are experts in the field.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you and the faculty to interact and get to know each other.
  • Current technology (Excel®, financial simulation, etc.) are used in the classroom and are integrated into courses.
  • A Finance Internship Expo is conducted every year to avail internship opportunities. Internships allow students to earn money and gain valuable business experience.
  • The active portfolio management course offers students the opportunity to manage a stock portfolio of over $250,000. This offers real world application of the finance curriculum.
  • Seidman Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO), a finance student organization, manages a stock portfolio of over $50,000. It is completely managed by students, giving them valuable expertise in portfolio management.
  • A campus in the heart of an exciting business environment in downtown Grand Rapids.

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
gvsu.edu/seidman

Quotes

“When interviewing for an employer with which to partner for my career, GVSU was highly respected. The education that I received provided a valuable base and enticed me to continue learning throughout life.”

ASA LAKEMAN
FINANCE ALUMNUS

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