Academic Requirements

You are required to complete all business prerequisite courses by the end of the semester in which you apply to the program. In addition, you should complete the majority of Emory's general education requirements by the time you begin the BBA Program.

Once you are in the BBA Program, you will enroll in a core curriculum that provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of business. All students must first obtain a firm basis in the liberal arts through a series of humanities, science and social science courses. All undergraduate BBAs are required to complete Emory's general education requirements prior to graduation.

Please note that the BBA Program requires that students be enrolled for a minimum of two full academic years. Summer semester does not count towards this requirement. The residency requirement is in place to allow students adequate time both to complete academic requirements and to engage in meaningful opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom.

Business Pre-requisites

You are required to complete all pre-requisite courses prior to matriculating in the BBA Program, but it is acceptable to be enrolled in one or more of the pre-requisite courses in the semester that you submit your application.

All pre-business students must complete the following:

  1. Math 111 (Calculus I) OR AP or IB credit for Calculus
  2. BUS 201 Business Economics (for Emory College students)
    Econ 101 Microeconomics OR AP Micro credit
    Econ 112 Macroeconomics OR AP Macro credit
    IB credit for Economics (Higher Level)
  3. Emory College students: BUS 350 OR AP Statistics credit. Oxford College students: Math 117 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference OR AP Statistics credit. Note: other statistics courses at Emory or Oxford, such as QTM 100 and Math 107, cannot satisfy this requirement.

  4. BUS 210
  5. One Continued Writing (CWR) course in the College. Note The Admissions Committee prefers that applicants take a CWR that is an upper-level (300 or 400) humanities course. If students take a CWR in math, economics, a foreign language, or through the ESL program, they should take an additional CWR in the humanities to enhance the competitiveness of their application.

*Completion of lab science prior to enrollment in the BBA Program is highly encouraged.

Advanced Placement Credits

If Emory University College Credit for Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, or AB or BC Calculus is posted on your transcript, these classes do not need to be repeated at Emory University.

General Education Requirements

The outline below is a suggested method for satisfying the general education requirements (GERs) while also completing undergraduate BBA prerequisite courses. You should plan to enter the BBA Program after completing most of your GERs.

In addition, some BBA core classes count towards fulfilling the GERs for BBA students. There is sufficient flexibility in the BBA curriculum to complete your remaining requirements, if necessary.
Area I. First Year Seminar (FSM) (Emory College students only.)
Area II. Freshman English/Writing Requirement (FWR) (One course) Please note: ENG 101, ENG 181, LIT 110, ENG 185 (Oxford) and AP English all fulfill this area.
Area III. Continuing Writing Requirements (CWR) (Three courses, grade of C or better)
  • 1 CWR-designated course in Emory College (must be completed prior to enrollment in the BBA Program)
  • BUS 365 Business Communications (BBA required core course)
  • One business elective (all BBAs will have an elective designated with a writing intensive component)
Area IV. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR) (One course)
Please note: AP Calculus Credit, Math 111/112 or Math 119 fulfills this area.
Area V. Science, Nature and Technology (SNT) (Two courses, one of which must have a lab)
Please note: BUS 351 Process and Systems Management (required BBA core class) fulfills one non-lab course in this area. Completion of a lab science is highly encouraged prior to enrollment in the BBA Program.
Area VI. History, Society, Cultures (HSC) (Two courses)
Please note: ECON 101, ECON 112, and BUS 201 (BBA pre-requisites) and BUS 330 Organization and Management (required BBA core course) all fulfill one course in this area.
Area VII. Humanities, Arts, Performance (HAP) (Four courses; must include 2 courses in a single foreign language with possible exemption of one course by AP credit)
Area VIII. Personal Health (One course, one credit hour, Emory College students only. Oxford College students must complete an additional PE course in lieu of Personal Health.)
Area IX. Physical Education and Dance (Two one-hour courses, including one PPF, may be taken on a satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis. Oxford students must complete 3 PE courses.)