Students are responsible for knowing if their course work is accepted or not by the Ross School of Business.
1. A minimum of 27 transferable credit hours must be completed prior to BBA admission
- UM-Ann Arbor freshmen must take a minimum of 27 transferable credits during their Fall and Winter semesters (Spring or summer course work after the winter term of application and AP/IB credits do not count toward the 27 minimum credits.)
- Transfer students must take a minimum of 27 transferable credits during their first 2 semesters of college (Spring or summer course work after the winter term of application and AP/IB credits do not count toward the 27 minimum credits.)
- International students must earn at least half of the required minimum 27 credits at an accredited college or University located in the United States. Any student who has completed his/her required minimum credits entirely at an international institution are not eligible for admission and should not apply.
- 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. See also #4.
2. General guidelines for all transfers
- Only courses with a grade of C or better (C- does not transfer)
- Pass/fail courses must be accompanied by official documentation of a C grade or better
- Computer courses are only accepted if from a math, computer or engineering department
- A Level Courses: only non-business course work transfers
- No business course work transfers, with the exception of courses taken at UM – Ann Arbor
3. Additional Ross restrictions on courses accepted for transfer into the BBA Program
- No credit for ACC 300 (formerly 271) and ACC 301 (formerly 272) completed outside of the Ross School of Business.
- Students below 60.00 earned credits may transfer in community college credits up to the 60.00 limit. Once students have completed 60.00 credits toward the BBA, they cannot earn additional degree credit for courses elected at a two-year college.
- ECON 102 must be completed at U of M Ann Arbor if taken after the first day of the first term (Fall term of sophomore year) in the Ross BBA program.
- No more than 30 non-graded credits may count toward the 120 credits needed for the degree, and all P/F course work taken prior to admission to the Ross School must have a C or higher grade in order to transfer to Ross.
- No credit for Physical Education course work
- No credit for Vocational course work
- Mathematics: Limit of four (4) credits granted for pre-calculus course work (e.g. Math 103, Math 105, or Math 110; see LSA Bulletin at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements for details)
- Limit of four (4) credits granted for writing practicum course work (see LSA Bulletin for details, under Sweetland Writing Center)
- Limit of four (4) credits granted for English Language Institute (ELI) course work (see http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli )
- Courses offered through the Officer Education Program at U of M only receive credit if the course is cross-listed in another academic department (e.g., UC, EECS, etc.). Ross uses the guidelines established by LSA (see LSA Bulletin at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements for details)
- School of Music ensemble courses yield degree credit, but no honor points.
- Experiential courses: A maximum 15 credits of experiential courses count toward a degree. This limit includes credits earned both prior to and during the BBA program. A maximum 8 credits may be earned from any one LSA project. This includes credit for Residential College and Lloyd Hall Scholars Program experiential courses. Only one experiential project may be elected each term.
- Independent Study/Experiential/Directed Reading Courses: No more than 30 credits total may be counted in the degree from these types of courses. This 30-credit limit includes the 7 possible credits of 399 course work in the Ross School.
School of Kinesiology courses are recorded as “not for credit” unless they are on the approved list by LSA (see LSA Bulletin at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/academicsrequirements for details) The courses that students can take for credit, as of the Fall 2012 term, are as follows:
- Athletic Training (AT): 310
- Kinesiology (KINESLGY): 421, 422, 424, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 471, 505, 513, 533 and 542
- Movement Science (MOVESCI): 110, 230, 231 (if completed in Fall 2012 or later), 240, 241, 250, 280, 320, 330, 340, , 421, 422, 424, 432, 433, 441, 442, 443, 445 and 471
- Physical Education (PHYSED): 265, 310, 331 and 444
- Sport Management (SM): 101 (No credit for students with junior or senior standing), 111, 203 (if completed in Winter 2012 or later), 217, 332, 333, 342, 346, 431, 434, 437 and 446
- U-Move (UMOVE): none
- Prospective BBA students who are planning to take Spring or Summer term courses at other institutions prior to anticipated enrollment in the BBA program should check in advance with their home school academic advisor regarding how these credits may transfer to University of Michigan. Note that Ross School of Business does not transfer any business credits from other schools. These pre-BBA credits are considered part of the total 45 credit limit of transferable credits entering the BBA program.
Current BBA students in good academic standing may request permission from Academic Services to transfer in up to nine (9) credit hours total in non-business courses from another accredited four-year U.S. institution during the time of the BBA Program. This could be after the Sophomore or Junior year, during summer sessions.
BBA students considering taking course work at other institutions should first discuss their plans with an Academic Advisor and then will be required to submit a completed BBA Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form to Academic Services to confirm that the course work will be accepted toward the BBA degree.
- Permission will not be granted for business courses.
- Grades earned in these courses must be C or better and are not averaged into the BBA cumulative grade point average.
- Upon completion of the course work, an official transcript must be sent to Academic Services, Room E2420, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1234.
- BBA students considering taking course work at other institutions should first discuss their plans with an Academic Advisor and then will be required to submit a completed BBA Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form to Academic Services to confirm that the course work will be accepted toward the BBA degree.