The following course schedule is for BBA students admitted Fall 2006 or later to the 3-year BBA Program.
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION AND CREDITS ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER TO THE BBA PROGRAM
In preparation for admission to Ross, students must have a minimum of 27 transferable credit hours, including a C or better in the following prerequisites: 1) any course in Calculus I, II, or III (includes AP credit for Math 120 or 121 or IB, A-level or transfer credit for an exact U-M course equivalent (not departmental credit, e.g., Math 101X)), 2) Economics 101 (includes IB, A-level, or transfer credit for the exact U-M course equivalent (not departmental credit, e.g., Econ 101X)), and 3) any course approved as First-Year Writing in LSA (includes transfer credit for any course approved as First-Year Writing at U-M (not departmental credit, e.g., English 101X or ENGCMPTC 101X)). See Ross Admissions for more details regarding prerequisites.
The BBA program will transfer in a maximum of 45 transferable credits earned prior to start of BBA program, although a student may have earned more than this. Review our Transfer Credit page for details on what courses are accepted by Ross.
Note: Core courses must be taken in the prescribed terms. Students cannot drop required core courses without Academic Advisor permission.
The first year of the BBA program introduces students to some of the core business fundamentals, while they continue to complete some of the general LSA requirements.
ACC 300: Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr) Formerly ACC 271
ACC 301: Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr) Formerly ACC 272
*For students admitted to the BBA Program Fall 2010 or before, BE 300 required Fall term of sophomore year.
The second year of the BBA program continues to build on the base core curriculum, while beginning to immerse students more into business electives as they wrap up their LSA requirements.
TO 300: Business Information Systems (1.5 cr) Formerly BIT 300
*For students admitted to the BBA Program Fall 2010 or before, MO 300 required Winter term of junior year.
The last year of the BBA program contains one final core course and provides students with the freedom to select from a variety of electives. Students should also make sure they complete any remaining degree requirements.
Business Electives or Degree Requirements
- Business Law: Students must complete one of two Business Law courses (either LHC 305 or 306). This requirement be completed at any time during the Junior and Senior years.
- 45 Business Credits: Students must complete at least 45 credits of Business classes in order to graduate. The core classes listed above as well as ACC 300 and ACC 301, which may have been taken before the BBA program, are included in the required 45. (The core, ACC 300 & 301, and the law requirement are a total of 36 credits, so an additional 9 credits of Business elective coursework is required.)
- 120 Total Credits: Students must complete a total of 120 credits to receive their degree. In addition to the required 45 Business Credits, at least 54 of the 120 credits must be non Business coursework.
Distribution & Foreign Language Requirements: In addition to the Business requirements, BBA students are required to complete three of the following four requirements:
- Humanities Distribution (HU) = 9 credits
- Natural Sciences (NS) and/or Mathematical and Symbolic Analysis (MSA) = 9 credits
- Social Sciences (SS) = 9 credits (excluding Econ 101 & 102)
- Foreign Language Proficiency = Fourth-term proficiency in a foreign language is determined by successful completion of a proficiency examination administered by U-M, or by completion of a fourth-semester college-level foreign language course. AP course work which meets fourth-term proficiency fulfills this requirement. See the LSA Bulletin for further details.
Current BBA students can schedule an Academic Counseling Appointment if they have questions regarding any of the degree requirements.