Paseka School of Business Application & Admission Policy

Admission to the Paseka School of Business enables students to register for upper-level business courses. Admission requires a student-initiated application and approval of the admission application by the Chair of the Paseka School of Business.

The student’s admission application must provide evidence that:

  1. The student’s overall GPA is at least 2.5 at the time of application for admission. (The GPA calculation for purposes of admission will include all MSUM courses and all courses accepted by MSUM in transfer).
  2. The student has either completed 60 semester credits or is currently enrolled in the 60th credit.
  3. The student has completed (or is currently enrolled in) the following MSUM related requirements or equivalent courses accepted by MSUM in transfer:
    • Accounting 230 & Accounting 231
    • Communication 100
    • Computer Science 104
    • Economics 202 & Economics 204
    • English 101
    • Mathematics 227 or 229 & Mathematics 234
    • Psychology 113 or Sociology 110
  4. The student has agreed to the Paseka School of Business Integrity Oath Acknowledgement.

To review your completed courses and GPA, please access your Degree Audit.

Paseka School of Business Integrity Oath

As a student who has met the requirements for Admission to the Paseka School of Business, I believe in fostering an academic environment where competition is fair, integrity is promoted, and academic dishonesty is punished. As a member of the Minnesota State University Moorhead academic community, I voluntarily pledge my support for knowing and abiding by Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Student Policies, found in the Student Handbook and reproduced below, that exemplify ethical behavior in the academic setting.

Academic Honesty
The University expects all students to represent themselves in an honest fashion. In academic work, students are expected to present original ideas and give credit for the ideas of others. The value of a college degree depends on the integrity of work completed by the student. When an instructor has convincing evidence of cheating or plagiarism, a failing grade may be assigned for the course in which the student cheated. When a failing grade is assigned for this reason, the instructor shall report the offense, the evidence, and their action to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. If the instructor (or any other person) feels the seriousness of the offense warrants additional action, the incident may be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Resolution.

Unethical behavior in the academic setting includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism and computer misuse, which are defined below:

The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to:

  • use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations in the classroom or online learning environment; or
  • use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or
  • acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of MSUM faculty or staff; or
  • engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.

The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to:

  • the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; or
  • the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials or misrepresentation of student work in an online environment (i.e. submitting work prepared by someone else).

The term "computer misuse" is theft or other abuse of computer hardware or software, including, but not limited to Minnesota statues (609.87, 609.89):

  • unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read or change the contents or for any other purpose; or
  • unauthorized transfer of a file; or
  • unauthorized use of another individual's identification and password; or
  • use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or University official; or
  • use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages; or
  • use of computer facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system; or
  • theft or damage to computer equipment, software, electronic mail or computer process.


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Have you completed or are you currently enrolled in your 60th semester credit?
Are you currently retaking any courses for a higher grade?

Have you completed or are you currently enrolled in the following pre-business courses?

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I or Equivalent:*
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II or Equivalent:*
CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications or Equivalent:*
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro or Equivalent:*
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro or Equivalent:*
ENGL 101 English Composition I or Equivalent:*
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus or MATH 227 Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra or Equivalent:*
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or Equivalent:*
PSY 113 General Psychology or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology or Equivalent:*
COMM 100 Speech Communication or Equivalent:*

Minnesota State University Moorhead Acknowledgement*

In conjunction with this Application for Admission to the Paseka School of Business, I hereby acknowledge that I:

  • have read the Paseka School of Business Integrity Oath; and
  • agree to abide by its ethical behavior standards; and
  • accept the consequences for failing to adhere to its ethical behavior standards.
I understand that by initialing here and submitting my Application for Admission to the Paseka School of Business is conditional upon my agreement to abide by the ethical behavior standards set forth in the Paseka School of Business Integrity Oath.*