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All students, including transfer students from declared majors within the university and transfer students from other academic institutions, in the BBA program with options in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, sport management, computer information systems, and business information systems are classified as pre-business majors until admitted into the business program.

Pre-business majors will be admitted to the BBA program after:

  • completion of the pre-business core course sequence (see below)
  • attainment of a overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for all courses completed at and transferred to MSU

Students meeting these conditions for admission are electronically admitted to the BBA program and permitted to enroll in upper-division BBA core courses. No formal application for admission is required.

Grace Period Exemption

Pre-business students can take upper division BBA core courses under a one semester "grace period". Students needing only two or fewer pre-business classes - and having an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher - can enroll for upper division business core courses concurrently to their enrollment in their two remaining pre-business courses. Students must meet with their academic advisor before a grace period exemption can be issued.

Pre-Business Core Courses

  • ACCT 281 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 282 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • MNGT 160 - Business and Society
  • MNGT 261 - Legal Environment of Business Organizations


Upper Division Core Courses

  • Bis 321 - Business Communications
  • FIN 360 - Business Finance
  • MNGT 301 - Principles of Management
  • CIS 311 - Management Information Systems
  • MKT 304 - Marketing
  • MNGT 465 - Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 499c - Strategic Management
  • MSU 400
  • ECON/MNGT 300 - Quantitative Methods in Business & Economics
  • ECON>300
  • BIS 421 - Business & Technical Presentations