12 months
773 USD/credit 29374 USD/year
773 USD/credit 29374 USD/year
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The Business Administration, Executive program at Grand Valley State University offers an intentional learning opportunity in the context of everyday business situations for experienced professionals.


The Business Administration, Executive program at Grand Valley State University is designed for organizational leaders who have set their sights on an executive leadership role.

  • Learning experience. Individual and team-based learning, classroom and online instruction, exceptional networking with class cohort members, and applied learning and project-based opportunities. EMBA students meet on Friday and Saturday every other week at the GVSU Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids over four semesters.
  • Cohort structure. All classes taken with the same group of students; enables strong peer learning and professional connections.
  • Executive MBA highlights. Individualized feedback based on a personalized leadership style assessment; corporate input to ensure relevance; individual coaching; international trip; two-semester capstone project with a local company.

Why Study Business Administration at Grand Valley?

  • Seidman maintains vibrant, synergistic relationships with area businesses, collaborating on career development and community-based projects.
  • Seidman faculty members consult actively with local and national businesses. This dynamic exchange helps keep students current and connected through a blend of theory and applied practice.
  • Seidman College is regularly recognized as a top business school, and our students excel in local, state and national educational competitions.
  • Accreditation through AACSB International, the premier business school accrediting organization, is a testament to quality.
  • Was named one of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized with a Best Practice award by Training magazine.

Programme Structure


  • Strategic Information Systems for Executives 
  • Managerial Accounting for Executives 
  • Developing the Strategic Mindset 
  • Marketing Management for Executives 
  • Law for Executives 
  • Financial Policy for Executives 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must submit official documentation of all previous college course work, as well as a personal statement, recommendations, and a resume. Any undergraduate major is acceptable. No transfer credit is accepted for the Executive MBA program. An interview will be scheduled after your application has been submitted.

  • Completed graduate application for admission       
  • One-page essay/personal statement, speaking to your career goals or reason for pursuing this degree
  • $30 nonrefundable application fee (Waived if you have previously applied to Grand Valley this fee)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  • Current résumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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