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College of Business Administration

Christopher L. Moberg, D.B.A., Dean
Karl L. Smart, Ph.D., Associate Dean

250 Grawn Hall; 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

Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Majors and Minors

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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (B.S.B.A.). 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 a business major and/or minor should contact Business Student Services in Grawn 113 during their first semester at Central Michigan University. This office provides academic advising for business majors and minors. 

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

Students with an interest in business will complete an application during New Student Orientation. This application will be reviewed each semester to monitor progress toward Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree in the College of Business Administration.

B.S.B.A. Degree Admission Requirements

Admission will be granted to students who earn:

  1. At least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative CMU grade point average of 2.50.

  2. Grade point average of a minimum 2.0 in the following three courses: BUS 100ECO 202MTH 107

Note: Credit in MTH 130, MTH 132, or MTH 217 may also satisfy the B.S.B.A. math admission requirement in place of MTH 107.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students earning the B.S.B.A. degree should consult with their academic advisor to learn about requirements for the degree. Contact Business Student Services in Grawn 113 or by calling 989-774-3124 for additional information.
  2. Students must earn a minimum of 120 hours semester hours, 60 credits from a four-year institution, and at least 40 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. Each student must complete one of the following business majors (no minor is required on the BSBA degree):

Accounting Major

Economics Major

Finance Major

General Business Administration Major: Applied Business Communication Concentration  (This program is also offered via CMU Online)

General Management Major

Hospitality Services Administration Major: Hospitality Services Concentration

Human Resource Management Major

Information Systems Major  (This program is also offered via CMU Online)

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:

Additional Information:

Students must earn admission for the B.S.B.A. degree 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 B.S.B.A. degree earners.