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BBA: Course Level & Student Standing

 

Core Courses: BBA students are expected to take all core courses in their proper sequence and assigned section.  Please select this link to view core curriculum.

Elective Courses: Students should plan to register for most electives during their Junior and Senior years.  Some specific elective courses may be open to Sophomore students to enroll on a term by term basis.  Student standing with regards to Ross electives is based on year in BBA program not earned credits.

  • 200 Level Courses: Sophomore BBAs are eligible to take 200 level courses.
     
  • 300 - 400 Level Courses: 300 and 400 level elective courses are generally restricted to Junior and Senior BBAs. Please select this link to view electives available to Sophomores.
     
  • 500 - 700 (Graduate) Level Courses:  BBAs may enroll in one Ross graduate-level course during their BBA career, if the following conditions are met:
    • Student must have earned at least 90 credits before enrolling in the graduate-level class
    • GPA for all work attempted at Ross must be at least 3.300
    • The graduate-level class cannot be an MBA core course
    • The class cannot be one for which a close approximation exists at the BBA level
    • Student should request written approval from the instructor of the class. The instructor should send this approval via email to Academic Services (rossacadservices@umich.edu). Instructors may only admit BBA students into graduate level courses if space is available after graduate students have had ample time to register.

If all these conditions are met, Academic Services will process the permission to admit the BBA student into the MBA class. BBA students who wish to take more than one graduate-level class must discuss their plans with their Academic Advisor and, in some situations, may need approval from the Academic Standards Committee.

Non-BBA Undergraduates wishing to take graduate-level business courses must also meet the above requirements. Non-BBA Undergraduates who wish to take more than one graduate-level business course must get permission from the Registrar in the Ross Academic Services office. 

Note: MBA classes may be graded on a non-letter grading scale. For undergraduate students taking MBA classes, the non-letter grade will be translated to a letter grade on the student’s transcript according to a translation table based on the home school of the student.