SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Pre-Business Program – The B.B.A. curriculum consists of a two-year pre-business program plus a two-year program in the School of Business Administration. Students must meet all requirements for general admission to the university to enter the pre-business program. Students who score 21 or below on the mathematics subscore of the ACT will be required to complete Math 121-College Algebra, or its equivalent, in addition to successfully completing the other mathematics requirements in the pre-business program.
Business Major Program - The School of Business Administration will accept applications for admission from students who successfully complete their first year of General Education core curriculum, plus Accounting 201, Economics 202 and either Bus 250 or 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 must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the 39 hours to declare a general business major. There is an appeals process for those students who do not meet the minimum GPA on the 39 hours. Once admitted to the School of Business Administration, students 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 www.olemissbusiness.com.
Transfer Students – Students transferring into Ole Miss seeking admission to the School of Business Administration are required to have successfully completed courses equivalent to those included in the pre-business curriculum prior to applying to admission and declaring one of the school's major degree programs. If they have not completed these courses, transfer students may be admitted to the university as pre-business.
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, 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.
College/School-wide Degree Requirements
Maximum Load – No student may enroll for more than 18 semester hours exclusive of 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.