How many credits do I need to enter the
Emory College students must have 56 credit hours to apply for Spring (early) admission and 60 hours to apply for Fall admission, exclusive of PE, Health and PACE. Oxford College students
must have completed the Associate of Arts degree by the time they matriculate.
How do I apply?
The application is available online under the "How to Apply" section of this site. It includes a
short essay and academic and non-academic references. Please see the
application form for a checklist of required components.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline for Spring enrollment is October 1 and for Fall
enrollment is February 15 (if the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the next business day). If your
complete application is received after the deadline, it will be reviewed on a
space available basis, and you will be notified of your admission decision after the end of the semester in
which you apply. Applications are not considered complete until all components are received.
May I apply early so I can start in the
Not all students are eligible to apply early to the business school. You may
apply early if you will have amassed 56 credit hours (for Emory College
students) or received your Associate’s degree (for Oxford College students) and
have completed the prerequisite
by the time of entrance.
What is the advantage to applying early?
Some students are interested in pursuing business coursework as soon as
possible. Early entry to the business school can provide you with greater flexibility
in scheduling and more opportunities to pursue multiple interest areas. Early
entry to the program also allows students to study abroad in the Fall of their
junior year. Students who apply on the regular timeline may still study abroad in Spring of their junior year or during their senior year. Semester of entry may also impact courseload, with Early entry often allowing for a slightly lighter load during the junior and senior years.
Can I reapply if I don't get in?
applied for admission and were denied, you may request reconsideration
of your application once, for the following semester, by completing a
request form that can be found under the "How to Apply" section of this site. Keep in mind that there is a two-year residency
requirement from the time of matriculation (see section above), so late
admission (i.e. after Fall of junior year) will impact your intended
What happens if I don’t have my general
education requirements (GERs) finished before I enter the business school?
Several business school core requirements count towards completion of Emory's general education requirements and will be completed after enrollment
in the business school. You may use the flexible electives to complete other
remaining GERs once you are in the Undergraduate BBA Program. Please note that
most GERs should be finished before enrollment. It
is required that a Continued Writing Requirement course be completed
prior to entry (the other two CWR courses are included in the BBA
How can I find business pre-requisites to enroll?
All Emory courses can be found in the course atlas. You can find them in OPUS to add them to your shopping cart. If you're having difficulty, make sure you change the Course Career drop down option from Undergraduate College to Undergraduate Business. A list of business courses will also be posted prior to pre-registration each semester.
Can I take additional business courses?
You may enroll directly in ACT 211 - Managerial Accounting after taking ACT 210. These courses should not be taken concurrently. Students not intending to complete the BBA may also enroll directly in FIN 220 - Finance for Non-BBAs. Other core and elective courses may be available for enrollment after the freshman year. For more details, please visit this page.
How does academic advising work in the
You will be assigned an academic advisor upon entrance to the business school.
Your academic advisor will assure that you are making satisfactory progress
toward your BBA degree and that your course selection is appropriate for your
educational and professional goals. You will meet with your advisor each
semester to arrange your coursework. A crucial component of the advising
process is to assist you in taking advantage of the many resources and
opportunities available through the business school.
Drop-in hours are held several times weekly for Pre-BBA students and can be viewed under Pre-BBA Academic Advising.
Does my GPA start over after enrollment
in the business school?
Your business school GPA is the cumulative average of your earned grades in all
classes after enrolling in the business school. All class rankings and honors
will be determined on the basis of this calculation. However, your college
grades remain a part of your academic record. When you request a transcript
from the University’s Registrar, both your college and business school GPA will
Do I have to complete a junior and
senior writing requirement in the business school?
The junior and senior writing requirements are satisfied through the BBA core
curriculum and electives. All students must complete both the freshman and
sophomore writing requirements as set forth in the GERs. You should complete both prior to entry in the BBA Program.
Do I have to complete a PE requirement
Yes. Emory College students must take two physical education courses and Health 100 to graduate. Oxford College students must take three physical education courses.
Is it possible to complete an Emory
College major along with a BBA degree?
Yes. 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 electives to complete
the classes you need by planning carefully and working with advisors in both
the business school and the college. Approximately 25% of the graduating BBA
class successfully earns a college major. Emory College does not award minors
to business school students, although many students complete the coursework
towards a minor.
Can I study abroad?
Yes! You can study abroad regardless of which semester you enter the program. For more details on international opportunities, please visit this page.
What is an area depth?
You can think of the area depth as a “major within a major.” An area depth is a
series of four courses that allows students to develop specific expertise.
Students choose from a range of depths that encompass the functional areas of