When you begin classes at Ball State, you are considered a pre-business major until you have completed admission requirements below, nicknamed "The Rule of 9." At the start of your junior year, you may declare a business major and are officially admitted to Miller College of Business.
In addition to your admission requirements for Miller College, you will also takes classes in the University Core Curriculum.
To be admitted to a bachelor’s degree program in Miller College you must:
The Rule of 9—Complete the following nine courses* with a grade point average of 2.25:
* Prerequisites are required for certain classes. Students will not be able to take those classes unless they have completed the required prerequisites.
** Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills through testing or credit in ISOM 125 (Microcomputer Applications for Business) or CS 104 (Introduction to Microcomputers) prior to enrollment in ISOM 135 or ECON 221. See below for more information on computer proficiency standards.
*** Placement into MATHS 132 is based on your SAT and Math Placement Exam scores. Student who do not test into MATHS 132 must first take MATHS 108 and/or 111.
Earn 63 credit hours (junior standing) with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Students who have regularly met with the Student Services pre-business advisor will automatically be transitioned into the business major classification (notification will be sent via email). Students who have NOT kept regular meetings with the pre-business advisor must complete paperwork in the WB Advising Office in WB 146. This form may also be used to change your major within the Miller College of Business.
Enrolling in 300-Level and 400-Level Classes
Once you have been admitted to a bachelor’s degree program in Miller College, you may enroll in 300 and 400-level business courses if you qualify for the following:
We require all of our students to be proficient in computer skills. The necessary skills required prior to enrollment in ISOM 135 (Business Information Systems) are: Microsoft (MS) Windows XP, File Management, MS Word XP, MS PowerPoint XP, MS Access XP and MS Excel XP. You may meet the computer competency requirement by credit in ISOM 125 or CS 104 or successful completion of a proficiency test. This requirement should be fulfilled during your freshman year.
For any questions regarding courses and prerequisites for a business major or minor, please contact us at email@example.com.
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