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Internal Transfer Policy

Helping Bobcats become #BusinessBobcats

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 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree or Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) degree.

 


Information for students transferring into the College of Business from within Ohio University

Transferring After One Semester

  • Your cumulative GPA must be no less than 3.0 with at least 15 Ohio University semester hours
  • You must have successfully completed ENG 1510 or 1610 with a grade of no less than “C”
  • You must have successfully completed ECON 1030 or 1040 with a grade of no less than “C”

Transferring After Two or More Semesters

  • Your cumulative GPA must be no less than 2.5 on at least 24 Ohio University semester hours*
  • You must have successfully completed ENG 1510 or 1610 with a grade of no less than “C”**
  • You must have successfully completed ECON 1030 or 1040 with a grade of no less than “C”** 
  • You must complete the on-line transfer application that includes submission of a 250-500 word academic-quality personal statement that describes how your life choices and circumstances suggest that a career in business is right for you.. Additional details about the personal statement will appear in the on-line application. Quality of the writing will be considered. 

**or grade of “S” (satisfactory) if course is completed at OHIO in spring 2019-2020 or fall 2020-2021.

OR

  • Your cumulative GPA must be no less than 2.2 and during each of your two most recent semesters you earned a minimum GPA or no less than 3.0 
  • During each of the last two previous semesters you completed at least fifteen credit hours of coursework that included no fewer than two courses from this list: 
    • ECON 1030, 1040
    • MATH 1350 or MATH 2301
    • ACCT 1010, 1020
    • QBA 1720, 2720
    • BUSL 2000 (subs for 2550), and
    • any 3XXX or 4XXX level business course.
  • You must have successfully completed ECON 1030 or 1040 with a grade of no less than “C”
  • You complete the on-line transfer application that includes submission of a 300-500 word academic-quality personal statement that describes your experience with professional development, tenacity, leadership, teamwork, and time management. Quality of the writing will be strongly considered. 
  • NOTE: Please note that this option is likely to extend your time to graduation beyond four years.

Additional Transfer Requirements for International Students

International students are required to have completed at least 12 hours of Ohio University coursework.

In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must also provide evidence that they meet the College of Business English proficiency requirements by completing ONE of the following: 

  • A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 525 (5+ 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” 

After Transferring into the College of Business 

Course Requirements 

  • All students whose first semester of OHIO coursework occurs in or after fall 2016-2017, must enroll in a seven credit-hour COPELAND CORE that includes: UC 1900 (1), BA 1000 (1), BA 1500 (2), BA 1100 (3)
  • Students starting in 2015-2016 and previous undergraduate catalogs must enroll in BA 1000 (1) in their first term of CoB enrollment and should follow the curriculum detailed in their Undergraduate Catalog. 

Residency Requirements 

  • 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. 

Advising Notes for Current OHIO Students Intending to Gain Admission to the College of Business

1) The following five required courses (7.5 credit-hours) are to be completed in the integrated “Copeland Core” format during a student’s first term of CoB enrollment. Failure to do this could extend time to graduation beyond four years.

COPELAND CORE

  • BA 1000 (1) Introduction to the College of Business
  • BA 2000 (1) Career Management
  • BA 1100 (3) Introduction to Business (This is the only Copeland Core course that can be completed prior to CoB admission)
  • BA 1500 (2) Introduction to Business Communication and Professionalism
  • UC 1500 (.5) College of Business Learning Community Seminar

NOTE: When registering for next-semester courses, understand that if your application for CoB admission is successful, you will need to adjust your next-semester schedule after admission and prior to the first day of the term to include the “Copeland Core” courses. Scheduling information for these courses will be communicated in your OHIO e-mail from the CoB Office of Student Services within seven days of the approval of your application.

2) As courses from the “Copeland Core” will be among the prerequisites for the “Business Cluster”, students will not be able to take the Business Cluster during their first semester in the College of Business.

3) COURSES TO TAKE AND COURSES NOT TO TAKE

These two course substitutions are permitted as long as the courses are completed prior to a student’s first semester of College of Business enrollment:

a) BUSL 2000 = BUSL 2550

b) MGT 3000 = MGT 3200

Do NOT take MGT 2000 or MKT 2020, as these course are similar (but not equivalent) to MGT 2100 and MKT 2400.

4) Once admitted to the College of Business, you will need to participate each semester in an assigned advising activity to get your registration hold lifted.


Apply for Admission

Current Ohio University students may use the online application to apply for “next-semester” admission to the College of Business according to the following deadlines:

  • Fall: Apply from the third week of each semester until the first day of the following term.
  • Spring: Apply from the third week of each semester until the first day of the following term. 
  • Summer: The online application is open all summer until the first day of fall semester.   

 


Questions about becoming a #BusinessBobcat?

Please contact us at 740-593-2042 or cssc@ohio.edu.