School of Business Administration
Students, new and transfer, who meet all requirements for general admission to the university and intend to pursue a B.B.A. will enter the university as a general business major. The B.B.A. curriculum consists of a two-year pre-business program plus a two-year program in the School of Business Administration.
Transfer Students – May seek a change of major prior to enrolling at the University of Mississippi if they have met all academic regulations outlined in the Academic Catalog for the School of Business Administration. More information on this process can be found at olemissbusiness.com/transfer.
Grade Point Averages (GPAs) – To graduate, students must attain a GPA of C (2.00) or higher in ALL of the following:
- All work attempted at the University of Mississippi
- All work attempted at any institution of higher education (UM and transfer work)
- All business (Bus, Econ, Ent, GB, Fin, Mgmt, MIS, Mktg) and accounting courses taken at the University of Mississippi
- All major-specific courses taken at the University of Mississippi (bolded on program sheets)
- All work applied to meet degree requirements (UM and transfer work)
Program Completion Requirements
Credit Hours and Residence – Minimum total: 120 semester hours. Students must complete at least one-half of their business and accountancy courses at the University of Mississippi, including 30 hours at the 300 level or above in business, economics, or accountancy.
General Education Core Curriculum
The general education/core curriculum requirements for the B.B.A. programs are given in the requirements section for each major.
Change of Major
The School of Business Administration will accept "change of major" forms from students who successfully complete their first year of the general education core curriculum, plus Accy 201, either Econ 202 or Econ 203, and either Bus 250or Bus 271 (total of 39 hours) or the equivalent (for those students transferring to the university from another institution). Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 on these 39 hours to declare a specialty major (i.e., all School of Business Administration majors except general business). Students who do not meet the 2.25 GPA on these 39 hours will continue to be a general business major. There is an appeals process for those students who do not meet the minimum GPA on the 39 hours. Once a student successfully completes these 39hours, s/he may enroll in approved major-specific upper-division (300+ level)course work. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the school's website olemissbusiness.com.
College/Schoolwide Degree Requirements
Maximum Load – No student may enroll for more than 18 semester hours exclusiveof exercise and leisure activity courses, and basic air, military, or naval science courses unless the student has earned the privilege of taking additional work by an exceptional record of grades during the preceding semester. For each additional semester hour of work taken, the student must have a grade-point average for the preceding semester two-fifths (0.4) of a grade point higher than 2.0.
Undergraduate Student Services and Academic Advising – The School of Business Administration's undergraduate academic advising program is an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience. Academic counselors help undergraduate students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, and course selection. Academic counselors will engage students in meaningful relationships designed to support and encourage a challenging and successful undergraduate education. Students will prepare for, and participate fully in, their advising experience. Each student is responsible for monitoring his or her academic progress toward degree completion.
Honor Code Policy
Academic Integrity – The School of Business Administration upholds honor and academic integrity in all of its teaching, research, and service activities.All business faculty, staff, and students are charged with the responsibility to behave with personal and professional integrity and to refrain from dishonorable conduct.