• AVG. GMAT SCORE
    554
  • Enrollment
    174
Contact Information
Suite 1031 SCB
50 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504, United States
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The Seidman College of Business is one of the ten academic units at Grand Valley State University. The College of Business is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. The College offers several majors in the BBA, a BS in Economics, two MBA programs, and both a graduate accounting and graduate tax program. The Collge's namesake, L. William Seidman, was actively involved with the College until his death 3 years ago. The L. William Seidman Building will open in May 2013 and will be home to the Seidman College.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    76%
  • Selectivity
    91%

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 96
  • Median 72
  • Middle 80% 24 to 240
Admissions Selectivity
91% Seidman College of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

554 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
67% 532
69% 554
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 78
91% 91
76% 76.0
Female
28% 28
International
9% 9
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Recommendations Considered
  • Resume / Work Experience Considered
  • Application Essay Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Other
38% 38
Finance / Accounting
23% 23
General Management
10% 10
Marketing / Sales
10% 10
Management
8% 8
Operations
7% 7
Human Resources
2% 2
Consulting
2% 2
Other
35% 35
Financial Services
20% 20
Manufacturing
20% 20
Consumer Products
10% 10
Non-Profit
5% 5
Consulting
5% 5
Pharma / Health Care
5% 5
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
Government
0% 0
Real Estate
0% 0
Technology
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
1% 1
1% 1
680 to 709
0% 0
0% 0
650 to 679
3% 3
3% 3
620 to 649
6% 6
7% 7
590 to 619
9% 9
10% 10
560 to 589
18% 18
21% 21
530 to 559
21% 21
25% 25
500 to 529
10% 10
12% 12
Under 500
31% 31
19% 19
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $567
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $757
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
24% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
8% 25
6% 17
Students in Core Classes
20 Seidman College of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • International Business
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Technology
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 33
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 73%
  • Max time allowed to complete 96
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • Wireless authentication, Server Farm operations internet service, software licensing, lab/classroom technology, faculty computers.

Students: Who are my classmates?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
94% 94
Hispanic
2% 2
Multiethnic
1% 1
Activities
Professional Clubs
Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,428 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
10% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.