Our program is open to students continuing from Emory or Oxford Colleges. You are eligible to enter the BBA Program once you have earned enough credit hours to have junior standing and have completed the pre-requisites for the program. We accept applications in the semester prior to the one in which you intend to enroll.
Your college record serves as a predictor of success and admission will be based on academic performance as well as leadership and engagement. In addition to seeking students with strong academic records overall, we select candidates who display academic aptitude for BBA coursework by strong performance in business pre-admission courses and who show evidence of leadership promise through involvement in diverse activities and strong letters of recommendation.
For more information on admissions, contact:
Director of Admissions, BBA Program
To be considered for admission, applicants from Emory College must have attained 60 hours (exclusive of PE, PACE, and Health) by the time of matriculation for regular admission, and 56 hours (exclusive of PE, PACE, and Health) by the time of matriculation for early admission (second semester of sophomore year). Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit hours count towards this total. Oxford College applicants must have completed their Associate of Arts by the time of enrollment.
Current Emory and Oxford College students should sign up for the pre-BBA listserv to stay informed on pre-BBA admissions information and events. Subscribe to the Pre-BBA listserv by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Emory e-mail and put SUBSCRIBE PRE-BBA in the body of the message.
As part of, or in addition to the semester hours required for matriculation, you must complete all Undergraduate BBA prerequisite courses prior to entering the program.
If you have received credit for AP/IB coursework for one of these courses and received course credit through Emory, you may use this credit to fulfill the corresponding BBA Program preadmission requirement.
General Education Requirements
Prior to enrolling, you should plan to have completed the majority of the general education requirements as outlined in the College catalog. However, some business courses satisfy these requirements for business students and you may complete any remaining requirements after entering the BBA Program. All students must have completed a Continued Writing Requirement course in the College prior to matriculating in the BBA Program.
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Fall enrollment: February 15
- Spring enrollment: October 1
Review of completed applications will be completed within approximately 6 weeks of the application deadline. You will be notified of your admission decision via email in time to bid on classes for the subsequent semester.
If your complete application is received after the deadline for any reason, it will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and you will be notified of your admission decision after the end of the semester in which you apply. Applications are not considered complete until all components are received. However, we do admit a number of students at the end of the semester, so if your application is not complete by the deadline, it is still possible to be admitted.
The BBA Program Application consists of an application form, an essay, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and one non-academic/service recommendation. We also require official, hard-copy transcripts from all institutions attended outside of Emory or Oxford. Note that the application is revised each semester, so ensure that you are using the current application by clicking here.
Leave of Absence
If you intend to take a leave of absence after acceptance but prior to entering the BBA Program, please contact the BBA Program Office.
For pre-BBA advisement, please stop in during our drop-in hours, no appointment needed. Please check the pre-BBA website for drop-in hours. Jessica Lowy and Libby Egnor serve as our pre-BBA advisors.
If you are a high school student interested in the Undergraduate BBA Program at Emory University, we welcome you to explore our site and learn more about the Goizueta Business School. You will need to apply directly to Emory University through the main Admissions Office.
All Emory University freshmen begin either at Emory or Oxford College. Once you are at Emory, you may apply to the BBA Program during the Fall of your sophomore year for entrance during the Spring, or during the Spring of your sophomore year for entrance the following Fall, depending on when you achieve junior standing.
The Goizueta Business School's BBA program is designed for students who have spent one year or more at Emory or Oxford College, regardless of the number of credits earned or years spent at another institution. Prospective transfer students are encouraged to apply directly to Emory College, and must spend two semesters at Emory before being eligible to apply and matriculate to the Goizueta Business School. Students who have already completed a significant number of business classes at their previous institution are not encouraged to apply to Goizueta, as these courses may not transfer. For information on applying to Emory College, please visit the admissions website.