College of Business
Steps to Admission
Admission to Auburn University is the first step for students who plan to pursue a degree in the College of Business. The online application form is a convenient option for most students (link to application). Note the application deadlines and high school coursework requirements.
The College offers one undergraduate degree with many options for major and minor fields of study. The degree requires a core of pre-Business classes taken by all students, regardless of their major fields of study.
For freshmen, admission decisions are based on high school grades and scores on the American College Test or Scholastic Aptitude Test. Incoming freshmen planning to major in Business are admitted to Auburn as Pre-Business majors. Students must maintain a 2.2 GPA at Auburn in order to take Business courses.
Freshmen are required to take a Mathematics Placement Test for proper placement in college-level math courses (link to math placement information).
AP, IB CREDITS
Students who have completed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses in high school may be eligible for course credit at Auburn. The Office of the Registrar maintains listings of possible course credit for AP and IB classes (AP, IB, CLEP info).
Students who hold a degree from another Auburn School or College may earn a second undergraduate degree by completing the Business Core and Major and supporting coursework.
Students whose first degree is not from Auburn University may earn a second undergraduate degree by completing the Business Core and Major and supporting coursework.
Students who have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the Auburn College of Business may not return to Auburn and receive a second BSBA degree. The admissions application for students seeking a second bachelor’s degree may be found on the Auburn University Admissions website (second degree).
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TRANSFER GUIDE
For on-campus students who wish to transfer into the College of Business -or- add Business as a secondary major
I. Minimum GPA Requirements:
2.00 AU cumulative GPA (GAP’d GPA will be honored)
II. Majors Offered in the College of Business:
Accountancy, Aviation Management, Professional Flight Management, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Human Resources Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management
More information: www.business.auburn.edu/academics/#undergraduate
III. Career opportunities are associated with Business degrees:
Students who have questions about internship and/or career opportunities may visit the Office of Professional and Career Development in 101 Lowder.
IV. Course Requirements for Each Major:
NOTE: THESE ARE 2012-2013 CURRICULUM MODELS. THE UPDATED CURRICULUM MODELS EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2013 WILL NOT BE POSTED ON THE COB WEBSITE UNTIL MAY 2013.
Scroll down to ‘Curriculum Models’
(Note 1: Pay close attention to questions – this will lead you to your appropriate curriculum model.)
(Note 2: There is no substitution for MATH 1690.)
V. How and When Can I Transfer Into the College of Business?
The Spring 2013 transfer period has ended.
New transfer process beginning Summer 2013! Effective May 13, 2013, the College of Business will no longer have an application process for students who wish to transfer into the College of Business. Non-business students who have a minimum AU cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher will be eligible to transfer in any time other than the month of registration. Beginning May 13, 2013, non-business students who meet the minimum GPA requirement should retreive their academic file from their current academic advising office and bring it to 130 Lowder to begin the transfer process.
All students entering the College of Business summer 2013 or later will enter as 'Pre-Business' majors. Students will be required to complete the following courses (or their equivalents) before they are eligible to declare a 4-year degree/major program in the College of Business: ENGL 1100, ENGL 1120, ACCT 2110, ACCT 2700, MATH 1680, ECON 2020, ECON 2030, COMP 1000, BUAL/MNGT 2600, BUSI 1010, and BUSI 2010. Students should note that only College of Business students ('Pre-Business' students) can register to take BUSI 1010 and 2010. Students should also note that their are no substitutions or transfer equivalents for BUSI 1010 and 2010.
PRE-BUSINESS CURRICULUM MODEL TO BE USED BY STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO TRANSFER INTO THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SUMMER 2013 OR LATER.
VI. Course Transfer Rules:
• MATH 1610 or 1617 will satisfy the CoB MATH 1680 requirement.
• Any transferred STAT course will satisfy the CoB BUSA/MNGT 2600 requirement.
• COMP 1000, COMP 1003, or a sufficient score on the COMP 1AA0 equivalent exam are the only on-campus equivalents that can be used to satisfy the CoB IT Literacy requirement.
• The ONLY Philosophy courses that can be used to satisfy the CoB Ethics requirement are PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, or PHIL 1040. No other PHIL course can satisfy this requirement.
• Students who plan to pursue a major in either Professional Flight or Aviation Management are required to complete Physics course work, regardless of previously completed science credit(s).
• Students transferring from ENGINEERING, COSAM or NURSING who have questions about prior completion of their core science credits may email email@example.com with specific questions.
• Per university policy, students cannot receive credit for more than 4 hours of PHED courses.
• Students pursuing a major in the CoB cannot receive credit for ACCT 2810, MNGT 3810, MKTG 3810, or FINC 3810
VII. Planning Courses Before Officially Being Accepted into the CoB
Students should plan according to (1) notes on the printed curriculum model, and (2) Pre-requisites and descriptions listed in the AU Bulletin. Students can determine which courses they need to take for the upcoming semester by printing a copy of their intended curriculum model, marking through the course work they have completed and are currently completing, and reading course pre-requisite information for the remaining courses that have not been 'marked through'.
Current and prospective CoB majors are required to use the AU Bulletin to find course descriptions and course pre-requisites. www.auburn.edu/student_info/bulletin/
Click on ‘Courses of Instruction’
‘Pr.’ is the abbreviation for pre-requisite
VIII. How/When to Register for CoB Course Work Before Officially Being Accepted into the CoB
Non-Business students are not eligible to be enrolled in Business course work until all time-tickets have been launched. (This means that the last freshman time ticket must have launched. Time ticket information can be found at www.auburn.edu/administration/registrar/calendars/timeticket.pdf
Once all time tickets have launched, non-business students may visit the following departments to request seating in business course work. (Beginning Monday, April 1st)
Aviation, Info Systems, Supply Chain Dept | AVMG, AVMF, ISMN, SCMN courses | 403 Lowder
Accounting Dept | ACCT courses | 301 Lowder
Finance Dept | FINC courses | 303 Lowder
Management Dept | ENFB, HRMN, MNGT courses | 401 Lowder
Marketing Dept | MKTG courses | 201 Lowder
Non-Business majors cannot enroll in ‘BUSI’ course work.
Incoming transfer students planning to major in Business are admitted to Auburn as Pre-Business majors. Students must maintain a 2.2 GPA at Auburn in order to take Business courses. Students taking course work at an Alabama two- or four-year school should refer to the Alabama STARS guide for information on course selection.