Jones College of Business Admission Policy

Students who plan to major in the Jones College are designated "pre-business" in the department of their major until they meet the following requirements and are fully admitted. Majoring in business is a two-step process: (1) admission to MTSU (Admissions and Registration), and (2) completion of the following requirements:

Requirements for Full Admission to the Jones College of Business

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of degree credits (excluding learning support courses)
  • Complete all learning support course requirements
  • Have at least a 2.25 inclusive GPA on all attempted college-level coursework
  • Have at least a 2.25 GPA average among these pre-business courses:
    • ACTG 2110               Accounting Principles I
    • BIA 2610                   Statistical Methods
    • ECON 2410               Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 2420               Principles of Microeconomics

MTSU and transfer grades are used to calculate both required GPAs. The Jones College follows the MTSU repeat policy. 

After completing admission requirements, students must complete the Application to Major in Jones College of Business, available online or at the advising office in Business and Aerospace Building (BAS) N216. Once granted admission, students  who are juniors and meet prerequisites may register for upper-division (3000-4000) level courses in the major. Students must be admitted at least one semester prior to their anticipated graduation date.

Before students are fully admitted, they may register for general education and business core courses. Students must meet prerequisites for all courses. Registration in the business core does not guarantee admission into the Jones College. 

Note: Students enrolled in courses at MTSU for the first time from Fall 2007 to Summer 2012 must have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA in the pre-business courses. Students enrolled in courses at MTSU prior to Fall 2007 are exempt from this policy.

Nonbusiness Majors in Upper-Level Courses

Students from other colleges at MTSU may enroll in 3000-4000 level Jones College courses under the following conditions:

  • They have attained junior status
  • They meet course-specific prerequisites
  • They have a minimum inclusive GPA of 2.00
  • They have obtained permission from the office of the Jones College of Business dean. To obtain this permission, fill out the Application to take courses in Jones College of Business and return it to the advising office in, BAS N216.

These admission standards have been established by the Jones College faculty and administration and are subject to change.

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