Interested in making a major change?
Students transferring into the College of Business must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.75 and completed a series of basic courses to be considered for admission. Below is the transfer policy and application process for current OHIO students interested in pursuing a BBA or BSM. (Note: Specific transfer information for international students is included at the bottom of the page.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree
Includes majors in Accounting, Business Economics, Business Prelaw, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management and Strategic Leadership, Management Information Systems, and Marketing
NOTE: See below for requirements for Sport Management major leading to BSM.
The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business for the purpose of earning a BBA. Students must meet the following criteria to be considered:
- The applicant’s cumulative GPA is no less than 2.75 and they have earned at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
- The applicant has successfully completed the equivalent of the following Ohio University pre-requisite courses:
- ECON 1030: Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 1040 Principles of Macroeconomics
- MATH 1350: Survey of Calculus
- ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I or ENG 1610 Writing and Rhetoric for non-native English speaking students
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (BSM) Degree (Includes the Sport Management Major)
First year students interested in the Sport Management program will enter Ohio University with a pre-major code of ND8840 (Pre-Sport Management). To be admitted into the major, all OHIO students must apply and be accepted after successful completion of the following admission requirements:
Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:
- ACCT 1010 - Financial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
- ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics | Credit Hours: 3 (or ECON 1000)
- MATH 1200 - College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
- SASM 1010 - Introduction to Sport Industry | Credit Hours: 3
- SASM 2250 - History of the Sport Industry | Credit Hours: 3
- ENG 1510- Writing and Rhetoric I Credit Hours:4
- COMS 1030- Fundamentals of Public Speaking I Credit Hours: 3 (or COMS 1010)
(NOTE: Courses may vary by admission year. Refer to the course catalog and select your catalog year of entry to determine your specific requirements at www.catalogs.ohio.edu)
- Achieve and maintain an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Upon successful completion of the above requirements, you must seek admission to the major. The Sport Management Program Application form is available at the CoB Office of Student Services in 214 Copeland Hall. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted to the CoB Office of Student Services according to the following schedule:
- Pre-Sport Management Majors — by the end of the third week of the semester following completion of the admission requirements. (note: signature of your pre-sport management is required)
- All other majors — by the end of the second week of the semester following completion of the admission requirements (note: signature of the Sport Management Department Chairperson is required)
Transfer admission schedule and requirements
First year students may apply only during the month of April. Online applications for freshmen are available from April 1-30. The College of Business admissions committee reviews applications after grades are available at the close of spring semester. All applicants will be notified of the final transfer decision by mail around June 1. The CoB reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary to meet enrollment limits.
Sophomores and juniors do not use the annual online application process; instead, they may apply any semester and may pick up a Transfer Application Form at 214 Copeland Hall any time during the term in which they are completing the prerequisite courses listed above. Final transfer decisions will be made each semester soon after grades are available for that term. The CoB reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary.
Residency Requirement: You must be enrolled in the college before your senior year to allow for the CoB 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
A one credit-hour course, BA 1000, "Introduction to the CoB", is required for all transfer students. The advising-based course must be taken in the student's first term of CoB enrollment. The transfer version of this course is provided in a single day of instruction that is followed by several assignments which are due by the end of the semester.
International students transferring from within Ohio University to pursue the BBA or BSSpS programs must also provide evidence that they meet the College of Business English proficiency requirements below by completing the following additional requirements:
- Successful completion of two courses that demonstrate ability to read and write at the collegiate level. Coursework in the following disciplines have been accepted in the past: Psychology (excluding statistic courses), History, Sociology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Anthropology. These courses must have been completed at a college or university at which English is the language of instruction.
AND one of the following:
- A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 525 (50+ on composition).
- A grade of no less than “A-” in OPIE D970 “OPIE 8-Hour Bridge A”
- A grade of no less than “C” in OPIE D970 “ and a grade of no less than “B-“ in OPIE 980 “OPIE 8-Hour Bridge B”
Residency Requirement: You must be enrolled in the college before your senior year to allow for the CoB 45-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary to meet enrollment limits.