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  • Admission to School of Business

School of Business

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  • Admission to School of Business

    School of Business Majors

    Students enrolling at MSUM apply for Admission to the School of Business to enroll in all upper-level (300 or above) School of Business courses except ACCT 304, FINC 340, MGMT 360, MKTG 310, which require completion of 40 semester hours to enroll. Students need to complete the Application for Admission and meet following admission requirements:

    1. An overall GPA of 2.50, which includes all MSUM courses and courses accepted in transfer.
    2. Completed or be currently enrolled in your 60th credit.
    3. Completed or be currently be enrolled in the following MSUM courses (or equivalent courses accepted in transfer):
      • ACCT 230 & 231
      • CMST 100
      • CSIS 104
      • ECON 202 & 204
      • ENGL 101
      • MATH 229 & 234
      • PSY 113 or SOC 110

    Non-Business Majors Seeking a School of Business Minor

    Non-business majors seeking a School of Business minor must declare their intent in writing to the Chair of the School of Business. These students may enroll in ACCT 304, FIN 340, MGMT 360, and/or MKTG 310 if they have completed at least 40 credits by the time of registration and also meet specific course prerequisites. Enrollment in other upper-level School of Business courses will require that a "program override" be obtained from the Chair of the School of Business. A maximum of 21 upper-level School of Business credits may be taken without applying for admission to the School of Business. Students who subsequently decide to pursue a School of Business major:

    • Must apply for admission to the School of Business
    • Must enroll in at least 50 percent of the business credits (Core + Major) at MSUM after admission.

    Enrollment in Upper-Level School of Business Courses by Non-Business Majors and Minors

    Several courses offered by the School of Business have been identified by other departments as required or elective courses for students in non-business programs. Students may complete a maximum of 21 upper-level credits without seeking School of Business admission. These students may enroll in upper-level School of Business courses as follows:

    • Students who have completed 40 semester credits and who also meet the specific course prerequisites may register for the following courses without any special permission: ACCT 304, FIN 340, MGMT 360, MKTG 310.
    • Students whose departments/programs have identified other upper-level accounting or business courses as required or elective courses may obtain a "program override" either from the Chair of their major department or from the School of Business chair. Students are expected to have at least junior standing and meet course prerequisites when taking each course.
    • Students who wish to take an upper-level accounting or business course but are not required to do so by their major may take the course if they meet the course prerequisites. A "program override" will need to be obtained from School of Business chair. Students are expected to have at least junior standing when taking each course.
    • Any student who believes that his or her admission to the program or registration for an upper-level accounting or business course was not evaluated properly may file an appeal with the Dean of the College of Business and Industry. The Dean's decision shall be final.

    Students who subsequently decide to seek a School of Business major:

    • Must apply for admission to the School of Business.
    • Must enroll in at least 50 percent of the business credits (Core + Major) at MSUM after admission.