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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Program (BBA)

School of Management (SOM) information   

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA) in any of the eight majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Finance, General Business, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and Operations and Supply Chain Management requires:

  • Successful completion of the following 11 pre-business courses or their transfer equivalents: BUS 110, 115, 250, ACC 201, 202, SCM 211, ECN 201, 202, MTH 118 or 121, ENG/COM 338, PSY 100 or SOC 100,
  • At least a 2.2 overall grade point average, and
  • Attendance the required orientation sessions.

While any student can declare a pre-business major upon admission to the University, enrollment in all 300 and 400 level courses in business is restricted to students who are admitted to the BBA program, those minoring in any business discipline, and those in programs that list business courses as either requirements or electives. Application information are available on the School of Management website and offices, can be made at University’s SIS system at www.umflint.edu/sis.  Applications are accepted each semester by deadlines set by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admission is guaranteed if the above requirements are met. Students can apply while registered for some of the pre-business courses listed above. If they fail to maintain the requirements prior to the start of the first term as BBA student, they will be administratively dropped from 300 and 400 level business courses they already registered and returned to pre-business major.


A. Business Courses

At least 48 credits in business administration, including at least 36 credits in upper-division courses.

B. Non-Business Courses

Completion of at least 60 credits in courses other than business, including:

Focus Elective

A two-course, non-business focus elective (at least 6 credits) from any one of the following topic areas: anthropology, communication, computer science, economics, ethics, foreign language, history, international studies, or sociology. Non-business focus elective courses cannot be double counted for general education or other business requirements.

C. Additional Requirements

  • Minimum grade point averages of 2.0 in the major area, 2.0 in all courses taken in the School of Management, and 2.0 in college work overall.
  • At least 30 credits completed at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • All School of Management General Education requirements
  • Completion of at least 45 credits while enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint (in residence), including the last 30 credits (senior year enrollment). 
  • Transfer of credits at the 300-400 level is limited to AACSB-accredited institutions and those that have articulation agreements with UM-Flint.


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits