College of Business & Economics

Department of Management

Admission to the Major

Admission to the business administration major is selective. Students are admitted to the major on a competitive basis after first being admitted to the university. You must first declare a "Pre-Business Administration" (PBUA) major and complete the lower-level prerequisites and other requirements before being admitted to the major. Once you have been admitted to the major, you may enroll in upper-level required business course and courses required for your concentration or track.

 The requirements for admission to the major are:

  • Complete the seven lower-level required courses with a grade of 2.00 or higher in each course
  • Minimum GPA of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level required courses
  • Earn a passing score of 70 percent or higher on the Computer Proficiency Exam.

You cannot register for upper-level courses until your have completed the minimum admission requirements. Your admission status will be sent to your Towson student email accounts at the beginning of each term and right before registration. You are required to meet each term with your assigned adviser to evaluate your progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major and the degree.

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.

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
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