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Academic Requirements

Business Pre-requisites

You are required to complete all pre-requisite courses prior to matriculating in the BBA Program, but it is acceptable to be enrolled in one or more of the pre-requisite courses in the semester that you submit your application.

All pre-business students must complete the following:

1) MATH 111 (Calculus I)


AP or IB credit for Calculus

(Math 115: Life Sciences Calculus I also satisfies this requirement.  Students who place into Math 112 without Math 111 credit may use Math 112 to satisfy this requirement.)

2) FIN 201 Business Economics (for Emory College students) (sample 201 syllabus)


ECON 101 Microeconomics OR AP Micro credit


ECON 112 Macroeconomics OR AP Macro credit


IB credit for Economics (Higher Level)

3) Emory College students:
ISOM 350 Data and Decision Analytics (sample 350 syllabus)
Oxford College students: MATH 117 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference


AP Statistics credit (note that this will post to your transcript as QTM credit, but is still accepted to satisfy the business school pre-requisite by BBA Admissions)

Other statistics courses at Emory or Oxford, such as QTM 100, Econ 220, or Math 107 cannot satisfy this requirement.

ACT 210 Financial Accounting (sample 210 syllabus)

5) One Continued Writing (CWR) course in the College

*Completion of lab science prior to enrollment in the BBA Program is encouraged, but not required.

Advanced Placement Credits

If Emory University College Credit for Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics (for Decision Science), or AB or BC Calculus is posted on your transcript, these classes do not need to be repeated at Emory University.

General Education Requirements

The outline below is a suggested method for satisfying the general education requirements (GERs)
while also completing the BBA pre-requisite courses. You should plan to enter the BBA Program after completing most of your GERs.  For students entering the BBA Program in Fall 2013 and beyond, it is required that a Continued Writing Requirement course be completed prior to entry (the other two CWR courses are included in the BBA Program).

In addition, some BBA core classes count towards fulfilling the GERs for BBA students. There is sufficient flexibility in the BBA curriculum to complete your remaining requirements, if necessary.

Area I.

First Year Seminar (FSM) (Must be taken at Emory College in the first two semesters.  Oxford College students take a 1-credit Freshman Seminar instead.)

Area II.

Freshman English/Writing Requirement (FWR) (One course)
Please note: ENG 101, ENG 181, LIT 110, ENG 185 (Oxford) and AP English all fulfill this area

Area III.

Continuing Writing Requirements (CWR) (Three courses, grade of C or better)
• 1 CWR-designated course in Emory College (fulfilled prior to BBA enrollment)
• BUS 365 Business Communications (BBA required core course)
In recognition of other forms of communication skills emphasized in the program, the third CWR is not required for BBA students​

Area IV.

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR) (One course)
Please note: AP Calculus Credit, Math 111/112 

Area V.

Science, Nature and Technology (SNT) (Two courses, one of which must have a lab)
Please note: ISOM 351 Process and Systems Management  (required BBA core class) fulfills one non-lab course in this area.  Completion of a lab science is highly encouraged prior to enrollment in the BBA Program.

Area VI.

History, Society, Cultures (HSC) (Two courses)
Please note: ECON 101, ECON 112, and FIN 201 (BBA pre-requisites) and OAM 330 Organization and Management (required BBA core course) all fulfill one course in this area

Area VII.

Humanities, Arts, Performance (HAP) (Four courses; must include 2 courses in a single foreign language with possible exemption of 1 course by AP credit)

Area VIII.

Personal Health (One course, one credit hour.  Emory College students only.  Oxford College students must complete an additional PE course.)

Area IX.

Physical Education and Dance (two one-hour courses, including one PPF, may be taken on a satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis)

BBA Core

Functional Core  

ACT 211 Managerial Accounting (sample 211 syllabus)

FIN 320 Corporate Finance (sample 320 syllabus)

OAM 330 Organization & Management (sample 330 syllabus)

MKT 340 Marketing Management (sample 340 syllabus)

ISOM 351 Process & Systems Management (sample 351 syllabus)

OAM 331 Strategic Management (sample 331 syllabus)

ACT 410 Legal Environment of Business (sample 410 syllabus)

Professional Development Core 

BUS 365 Business Communication (sample 365 syllabus)

BUS 380 Professional Development (sample 380 syllabus​)

BUS 382 Junior Seminar (sample 382 syllabus​)

BUS 480 Senior Seminar (Varied topics.  All BBAs take at least two.)

BUS 490 Senior Capstone (A 2-credit intensive course pulling from all business disciplines, designed to test skills tackling complex, ambiguous problems in a short time frame with limited resources.)

Area Depths and Concentrations

Primary Depths



Information Systems & Operations Management


Strategy & Management Consulting

Secondary Depths​

Analytic Consulting

Business & Society


International Business

Real Estate

*Design your own secondary depth


Film & Media Management

Arts Management

Environment & Sustainability Management

Health Innovation

College Majors

The possibility of completing the needed college course work in conjunction with the BBA degree depends on the requirements of the major you are pursuing. You can use your flexible and non-business classes to take the courses you need by planning carefully and working with advisors in both the business school and the college.

Approximately 28% of the graduating BBA class successfully earns a college major.

Residency Requirement

The BBA Program requires that students be enrolled for a minimum of two full academic years.  Summer semester does not count towards this requirement.  The residency requirement is in place to allow students adequate time both to complete academic requirements and to engage in meaningful opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom.