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Business Careers

Do you enjoy leading people and making many decisions? A career in business involves risk taking, entrepreneurship, and strong organizational skills. Admission to any college or university does not guarantee admission to all programs. Additional admission criteria can include a competitive GPA, prerequisite courses, or junior level class standing. You should contact the school for admission criteria. You can study business at a community college or at a four year college/university. 

Business related careers:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Information Processing
  • Marketing
  • Management

Personal Characteristics:

  • Good math skills
  • Enjoy organizing events/people
  • Selling and fundraising
  • Risk taker
  • Leadership

Business Programs in the West Michigan Area (REVISED 1/17/13)

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
Executive Office Administration
Fashion Merchandising
Interior Design
Landscape and Lawn Management (with MSU)
Management & Supervision
Marketing

Contact:  Counseling and Career Center (616) 234-4130
Website:  Academic Departments

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Administrative Assistant
Business Administration
Information Processing
Legal Office Assistant
Marketing
Medical Office Assistant (certificate)
Office Management (certificate)
Supervisory Leadership (certificate)
Word Processer (certificate)

Contact:  Business Department (269) 488-4400
Website:  Business Department

Kellogg Community College
Battle Creek, Michigan

Accounting
Administrative Assistant
Business Management
Clerical Assistant (certificate)
Legal Secretary
Paralegal

Contact:  Academic Advising (269) 965-4124
Website:  Degrees and Certificates

Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Accounting
Administrative Office Systems
Business Administration
Hospitality Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Legal Office Systems
Medical Office Systems

Contact: Bus/OIS/CIS/Hospitality Department (269) 927-8100 x5003
Website:  Programs and Majors

Lansing Community College
Lansing, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
Customer Energy Specialist
E-Business
Economics
Field and Sales Marketing
Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
Human Resources Management
International Business
Legal Assistant
Management and Leadership
Marketing
Real Estate

Contact:  Business Department (517) 483-1524
Website:  Academics

Montcalm Community College
Sidney, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
  -Entrepreneurship
  -Management
  -Marketing
Business Information Systems
Computer Support Technology
Computer Support (certificate)
Information Processing Assistant (certificate)
Office Administration
Office Assistant (certificate)

Contact:  Counseling & Career Services (877) 328-2111 ext. 231
Website:  Degrees

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan

Accounting
Management
Marketing
Office Systems
-Administrative
-Information Processing
-International
-Legal
-Medical

Contact:  Counseling Center (231) 777-0362 ext. 231
Website:  Academic Departments

4 YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
Chemistry Dual Major
Communications Dual Major
International Business
Music Dual Major
Sports Management
Sustainable Business
Theatre Dual Major
Visual Arts Dual Major

Contact:  Academic Advising Center (616) 732-4462 or (800) 678-9593
Website:  Business Department

Baker College
Muskegon, Michigan

Accounting (2 year & 4 year)
Clerical/Bookkeeping (certificate)
Entrepreneurship (2 year)
Food and Beverage Management (2 year & 4 year BBA)
Interior Design (2 year)
Human Resource Management (2 year)
Management (2 year & 4 yr BBA)
Marketing (2 year & 4 year BBA)
Paralegal (2 year)

Contact:  Counseling Center (231) 777-5242 or (800) 937-0337
Website:  Undergraduate Programs

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting
Finance
Human Resource
Marketing
Operations
Small Business Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 526-7076 or (800) 688-0122
Website:  Business Department

Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
Business/Finance
Business/International Business
Business/Management
Business/Marketing
Business/Non-Profit Administration
Business/Sports Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 222-1426 or (800) 787-9778
Website:  Business Degrees

Davenport University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting (2 year)
Accounting Information Management
Applied Business
Business Administration (2 year and 4 year)
Business Professional Studies
Finance (2 year and 4 year)
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management (2 year and 4 year)
Marketing (2 year and 4 year)
Paralegal (2 year and 4 year, post bachelor certificate)
Sports Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 451-3511 or (800) 632-9569
Website:  College of Business

Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Accounting (2 year and 4 year)
Advertising
Business Administration
Finance
Human Resources Management
International Business
Legal Studies (2 year)
Management
Marketing
Public Relations
Operations and Supply Management
Hospitality Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (231) 591-5008 or (800) 462-8553
Website:  College of Business

 Ferris State University-GR
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Business Administration
Business Administration-Culinary
Construction Management

Contact:  Admissions (616) 451-4777 or (800) 998-3425
Website:  Statewide and Online

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

Accounting
Business Economics
Economics
Finance
General Business
International Business
Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246
Website:  Seidman College of Business

Hope College
Holland, Michigan

Accounting
Economics
Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 395-7950 or (800) 968-7850
Website:  Programs and Majors

Kuyper College
(formerly Reformed Bible College)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accounting
Business Administration
Executive Office Administration (2 year)
Marketing
Sports Management

Contact:  Admissions Office (616) 451-4777 or (800) 511-3749
Website:  Majors and Minors

Spring Arbor University (Grand Rapids campus)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Organizational Management

Contact: Admissions Office (616) 974-0671 or (800) 968-0011 x4200
Website: Adult and Professional Programs

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Accountancy
Advertising & Promotion
Economics
Finance
Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing
General Business
Health Information & Information Management
Human Resource Management
Integrated Supply Management
Management
Marketing
Personal Financial Planning
Sales & Business Marketing

Contact:  Admissions Office (269) 387-2000
Website:  Haworth College of Business