College of Business & Economics

Department of Management

Applying to the Major

Students must be eligible for admission to the business administration major to enroll in upper-level business required courses and concentration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the seven specific lower-level required courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and hold a minimum GPA of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level required courses. They must also earn a passing score of 70 percent or higher in the Computer Proficiency Exam.

Lower-Level Required Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Degree candidates intending to pursue the Business Administration major are designated as "pre-Business Administration" (PBUA) until admitted into the major. Students are required to meet each term with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major and the degree.

Application Procedure

Students who meet the admission requirements at the end of the term must complete an application form before registering for upper-level "majors only" CBE courses. The forms are available here and in the CBE Student Academic and Career Services office located in Stephens Hall, room 301.

>> Application for Admission to the Business Administration Major (PDF)

Application Deadlines

The deadline for spring admission is Nov. 1; the summer and fall deadline is April 1. Failure to meet the deadline can cause a delay in registering for "major only" or upper-level CBE courses.

Important Dates

Application deadlines for the business administration major

Nov 1: Applications due for spring admission

April 1: Applications due for summer and fall admission

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001