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.
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:
- Math 111 (Calculus I)
AP Calculus credit for either AB or BC Calculus (AB credit suffices)
Note: While Math 119 (Business Calculus) is no longer being offered, the course does satisfy the Calculus prerequisite for students who took it previously.
- Bus 201 Business Economics
Econ 101 Microeconomics OR AP Micro credit
Econ 112 Macroeconomics OR AP Macro credit
- Bus 350 Data and Decision Analytics (Business Statistics)
AP Statistics credit
- Bus 210 Financial Accounting
Advanced Placement Credits
If Emory University College Credit for Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics (for Data and Decision Analytics), or AB or BC Calculus is posted on your transcript, these classes do not need to be repeated at Emory University.
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) (Must be taken at Emory College in the first two semesters. Oxford College students take a 1-credit Freshman Seminar instead.)|
|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)
|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
|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 or 16 credit hours; must include 8 hours of coursework in a single foreign language with possible exemption of 4 such hours by AP credit)|
|Area VIII.||Personal Health (One course, one credit hour)|
|Area IX.||Physical Education and Dance (two one-hour courses, including one PPF, may be taken on a satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis)|