Fall 2014 Undergraduate Catalog
College of Business Administration

Academic advising

Students entering the college

Pre-business or economics
The number of students who are granted entrance to the College of Business Administration each year is limited. Entrance is determined by a competitive selection process based on academic qualifications. Students must meet minimum requirements for entrance, but meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance to the College. The number of students applying and their academic qualifications will impact the entrance cutoff points, which will be determined and announced by the College.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree who meet entrance requirements to the College enter as pre-business students and retain that classification until they successfully achieve BSBA admission (see BSBA admission requirements). Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Economics (BS Economics) who meet entrance requirements to the College of Business Administration enter as economics majors.

First-year entrance
New freshmen may apply for entrance to the College with their application for University admission. To be considered for entrance to the College as an economics or pre-business student, new BGSU students must have achieved a minimum ACT Math score of 18 and a minimum ACT composite score of 18 (or the equivalent SAT scores).

Transfer from other institutions
Students who are transferring from another institution may apply for entrance to the College with their application for University admission. To be considered for entrance as an economics or pre-business student, the student must have achieved a minimum ACT Math score of 18 and a minimum ACT composite score of 18 (or the equivalent SAT scores).

For transfer students who have not taken either the ACT or SAT, minimum requirements for College entrance are:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 from all colleges and universities attended, with successful completion of at least 12 hours toward the degree, and
  • Current enrollment or completion with a letter grade of C or higher in MATH 1260 or 1310, or both 1340 and 1350.

Students seeking transfer to BGSU and the College of Business Administration should contact the Office of Admissions. Prospective transfer students are encouraged to meet with Undergraduate Student Development (college office) or faculty advisors for information regarding the college's programs.

Credit by transfer from a four-year, fully accredited institution is accepted for most courses. Credit by transfer from a two-year, fully accredited institution is not accepted for most business courses that are junior or senior level at BGSU. However, transfer students with sufficient background in the subject matter of a course may seek credit by examination or credit through the College Level Examination Program (see Credit by examination). These validation options are given at the discretion of the appropriate department, with approval of the student's dean, and may result in BGSU credit for the course.

Transfer from other BGSU colleges
BGSU students who do not apply or qualify for entrance to the College of Business Administration as new freshmen or new transfer students may enroll in other BGSU colleges or pre-major advising and apply for entrance to the College upon completion of at least 12 BGSU credit hours toward the degree. Students must apply for College entrance prior to the completion of 45 credit hours toward the BSBA or BS in Economics degree or, in the case that 45 or more credit hours are transferred from another institution, upon completion of 12 BGSU credit hours toward the degree. The requirements for College entrance are:

  • A minimum cumulative BGSU grade point average of 2.50 with successful completion of at least 12 BGSU hours toward the degree, and
  • Current enrollment or completion with a letter grade of C or higher in MATH 1260 or 1310, or both 1340 and 1350.

Students currently enrolled in other BGSU colleges or in pre-major advising are encouraged to meet with Undergraduate Student Development (college office) or faculty advisors for information regarding the college's programs and course schedules before applying for entrance to the College.

To transfer, students must apply for entrance in Undergraduate Student Development (college office) and then go to the office of their current college to request transfer.