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College of Business Administration

Christoper R. Moberg, DBA, Dean
Karl L. Smart, Ph.D., Associate Dean

250 Applied Business Studies Complex; 989-774-3337

Associated Designators: BUS, MBA

School of Accounting
Department of Business Information Systems
Department of Economics
Department of Entrepreneurship
Department of Finance and Law
Department of Management
Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration
Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

College Mission

Our mission is to prepare students for professional success by providing an innovative, high quality, business-connected education that inspires students to excel in diverse global environments. Our degree programs reflect our dedication to provide active student learning that develops the knowledge and skills necessary for student success. The college encourages this environment beyond the classroom through active professional student organizations and strong student support services. Business students are encouraged to seek meaningful experiences in the business community and to willingly adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.

The College of Business Administration offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are professionally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation assures quality business programs and the ability to attract excellent faculty with extensive professional teaching experience. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Areas of Study

The College of Business Administration offers the B.S. in Business Administration degree. Some programs are available on other degrees, such as: an Entrepreneurship major on the B.A.A. degree; an Economics major on the B.S. or B.A. degree, and a Law and Economics Major on the B.S. or B.A. degree. The Master of Business Administration graduate degree is available within the College of Business Administration. Other graduate programs within the College of Business include the Master of Science in Information Systems, a Master of Arts in Economics, and a Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures. Requirements for these degrees are described in the Graduate Studies Bulletin. The College operates the Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship, which include opportunities for students to provide consulting services for small businesses under the direction of a faculty coordinator.

Students interested in majoring or minoring in the College of Business Administration should contact Business Student Services in Grawn 113 during their first semester at Central Michigan University. This office offers academic advising relating to admission to Professional Business Studies (PBS), degree requirements and career planning.

Your education in the College of Business Administration not only provides the skills you need for your first job, but also is committed to instilling in you the desire to remain current in your field for the rest of your career. Our graduates have successfully advanced to become business, government, and community leaders.

Admission, Retention & Termination Standards

Application to Professional Business Studies

A Pre-Business Professional Program application should be completed during orientation and given to Business Student Services. This application will be reviewed each semester to monitor each student’s progress toward admission to Professional Business Studies.

Eight Semester Sequence of Courses

Students earning the B.S. in B.A. degree follow a structured eight semester sequence of degree requirements. Contact Business Student Services at 989-774-3124 for additional information.

Admission to Professional Business Studies is a two-tier process.

Students follow a specific eight semester sequence of courses. Please contact the office of Business Student Services for more information.

  1. Tier 1 Continuing Admission to Professional Business Studies will be granted to all students who have earned a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the following courses:

    BUS 100 (3) Essential Business Skills

    BIS 101WI (3) Essential Business Communication Skills

    ECO 202 (3) ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)

  2. Tier 2 Full Admission to Professional Business Studies will be awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:
    1. Completion of at least 42 semester credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50*.
    2. Completion of the following courses:
      ECO 204 (3) Principles of Macro- and Global Economics

      ACC 250 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting

      BLR 235 (3) Business Law

      MTH 217 (4) Business Calculus OR MTH 132 (4) Calculus I

      STA 282QR (3) Introduction to Statistics OR STA 382QR (3) Elementary Statistical Analysis

    3. A 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the following courses: BUS 100, BIS 101WI, ECO 202, ECO 204, ACC 250, BLR 235, and STA 282QR or STA 382QR.

*Tier 2 is a competitive selection process. Specific cumulative grade point requirement will be dependent upon the pool of applicants, with a minimum acceptable cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Immediately following Tier 2 Admission, students should contact a departmental advisor in the department of their major to plan a program of study.

Maintaining Tier 2 Full Admission

Each student’s B.S. in Business Administration degree program of study will include the following components:

  1. Each student will complete a common set of required business courses.
  2. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in the following BSBA degree courses:

    ACC 255 (3) Managerial Accounting & Decision Making

    BIS 255 (3) Information Systems

    MGT 258 (3) Effective Management of Human Resources in Organizations

    BUS 300QR (3) Applied Business Statistics

    BUS 301 (3) Integrated Business Experience

    FIN 302 (3) Integrated Financial Analysis

    MGT 303/MKT 303 (3) Integrated Supply Chain Management

    MKT 304 (3) Integrated Marketing Management

    MGT 499 (3) Integrated Capstone - Strategic Management

  3. Students must earn a minimum of 120 hours semester hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  4. A minimum of 35 semester hours must be taken from the College of Business Administration and must include the Integrated Core (BUS 301, FIN 302, MGT/MKT 303, MKT 304) and MGT 499 Integrated Capstone - Strategic Management.
  5. Each student must complete one of the following business majors (no minor is required on the business degree):

    Accounting Major

    Economics Major

    Finance Major

    General Business Administration Major: Applied Business Communication Concentration

    General Management Major

    Hospitality Services Administration Major: Hospitality Services Concentration

    Human Resource Management Major

    Information Systems Major

    International Business Major

    Law and Economics Major

    Logistics Management Major

    Marketing Major

    Marketing Major: Professional Sales Concentration

    Personal Financial Planning Major

    Purchasing and Supply Management Major

    Real Estate: Development and Finance Major

Other Degree Programs:

Some business programs are available on other CMU degrees. They include: Economics Major on the B.A. or B.S. degrees and the Entrepreneurship Major on the B.A.A. degree, and the Law and Economics major on the B.A. or B.S. degrees.

Additional Information:

Students must be admitted to Professional Business Studies to enroll in most courses on their major. When admission is listed as a prerequisite for a course, having a course listed on a declared major or minor does not waive the admission prerequisite for BSBA Students.

Honors Admission to Professional Business Studies

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and meet the following requirements will be granted Tier 1 admission to Professional Business Studies

  1. ACT composite score of 25 or higher;
  2. High School GPA of 3.5 or higher; and

Completion of BUS 100 (3) Essential Business Skills with a 3.0 (B) or higher.