College of Business & Economics

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Admission to the Major

These admission to the major requirements are for catalog year 2015-2016. If your catalog year is different, please refer to the requirements in your specific catalog

Business Administration is a screened major.  Students are admitted to the business administration major (BUAD) only after successfully completing a set of required courses with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in those courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

 The requirements for admission to the major are:

  • Formal admission to TU as a degree candidate
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for all course work
  • Grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course required for admission to the BUAD major
  • Minimum average GPA of 2.70 for ALL of the courses required for admission to the BUAD major

Once you have been admitted to the major, you may enroll in upper-level required business courses and courses required for your concentration or track. 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 with your assigned adviser each term to evaluate your progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major and the degree.

Courses Required for Admission the the Major (20-21 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial 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)
EBTM 250* Problem Solving for Business I (1)
EBTM 251 Problem Solving for Business II (1)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
Select one of the following: 
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or
MATH 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Admission to the BUAD major requires an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in the eight courses required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in each individual course.
No more than two courses may be repeated, of which no more than one course may be repeated twice. 

*Students having obtained Microsoft Excel certification at the level of "expert" prior to enrolling in EBTM 250 may be able to waive the course. Contact the EBTM department at 410-704-2783 for more information.

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