Lower Division (200-Level) Eligibility:
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majors must achieve 24 credits and maintain a 2.50 GPA or better in order to take lower division business courses except ITBE 141, BEINDP 293, ECON 201, ECON 202 and courses from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health. Grades received for all appropriate college courses taken at other institutions will be included in determining the student's grade point average eligibility for enrolling in business courses.
Business minors and non-business minors required to take business courses must have at least a 2.00 gpa and 24 credits completed to enroll in lower division (200-level) business courses required in the minor.
Non-business majors who are required or who may elect to take business courses in the major must have the gpa required in the major, must have completed 24 credits to take lower division (200-level) business courses.
Upper Division (300/400-Level) Eligibility:
Students in the BBA curriculum are not eligible to enroll in the College of Business and Economics 300- and 400-level courses (except courses from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health) unless they have 60.0 or more credits to degree, at least a 2.50 cum GPA and have been admitted to the upper division business courses. Transfer grades are included in the computation of the combined GPA (transfer and UW-W) of 2.50 for continued eligibility.
Business minors must have a 2.00 gpa and 60 credits completed to enroll in upper division (300 or 400-level) business courses. In order to graduate with a business minor, the student must have a 2.25 gpa in the minor.
S/NC grading may not be used in any business course or any BBA degree requirement unless offered on an S/NC basis only. Courses in the College of Business and Economics may not be taken on an audit basis. A course cannot be used to satisfy both a BBA degree and a major requirement.
Non-business majors who are required or who may elect to take 300/400-level business courses must have completed 60 credits and have a 2.00 gpa to take upper division (300 and 400-level) business courses.
Non-business majors who are not required to take business courses in the major may register for business courses during the first week of classes if all course prerequisites and credits completed (24 for lower division or 60 for upper division) are met, and the student has a 2.50 combined grade point average.
Admission to Upper Division Business Courses:
When a student is projected to complete at least 54 credits and has satisfactorily completed or is enrolled in ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, COMM 110, ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249 or ACCOUNT 261; ECON 201; ECON 202; MATH 143; ITSCM 280; and ECON 245, the student may apply for admission to the upper division business courses. All students with at least a 2.80 combined GPA will be admitted. Application forms for admission to the upper division business courses are completed online after completion of an online advising exercise.
Enrollment preference in all business courses will be given to the following officially declared majors and minors:
- All BBA Majors; integrated science and business; business education; other non-business majors with business course requirements
- Minors; business minors; arts management minors; other minors with business course requirements.
Students admitted with full/complete credentials of all previous post-secondary work (SPFC) and special students without full credentials (SPNC) can register on a space available basis with the approval of the assistant dean (Jan Olson, Hyland Hall 4300, 262-472-4900).
Certain courses have common exams during the semester when all sections will be tested at the same time. Students should not schedule other classes at those times.
Graduate students must be admitted to the M.B.A., M.P.A., MS Applied Economics, or MS Safety program to enroll in 500-700 level courses offered in the College of Business and Economics (except School Business Management). Graduate students must be admitted to the D.B.A. program to enroll in 800 level courses. Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students cannot register for College of Business and Economics courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance by the associate dean, College of Business and Economics (262-472-1945).
Online Business Courses:
Charges for online business courses are stated with the course listings. The charge is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.