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Declaring a Business Major

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 4."  

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:

Step One

The Rule of 4Complete the following nine courses* with a grade point average of 2.50:

Additional required business core courses (not included in the pre-business GPA calculation):

ACC 202, BL 260, ECON 202, ECON 221, ENG 103, ENG 104, ISOM 135, ISOM 249, MATH 132

Step Two

Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

 

Step Three

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:

  • You have fulfilled Miller College "Rule of 9" admission requirements (above).
  • You are a non-business student pursuing a business minor.
  • You are a non-business student pursuing a major that may require a specific 300/400-level business course.
  • You are a non-business student who has met all course prerequisites for any 300/400-level business course.

Computer Proficiency 

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 business@bsu.edu.

Miller College of Business Student Services
Whitinger Business Building, room 147
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5329
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