Requirements and application information for current UMass students to transfer into the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) program - Accounting, Finance, Management and Operations & Information Management
All students must attend an Information Session before applying to the major.
Information Sessions will be held on the following dates:
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. (Isenberg Room 108)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Herter 227)
Academic performance in predictor courses is the heaviest-weighted dimension. Demonstrated success in these courses has proven to be a strong predictor of success in upper-level courses.
Students must complete or have in progress the following number of predictor courses before applying
2nd Semester Freshman - 3 predictor courses (one must be calculus)
1st Semester Sophomore - 4 predictor courses (one must be calculus)
2nd Semester Sophomore - 5 predictor courses (one must be calculus and one must be ACCOUNTG 221)
Junior* - 6 predictor courses (one must be calculus and one must be ACCOUNTG 221)
*Please note that only one of the following may be used for a 6th predictor course: FINANCE 301, MANAGMT 301, MARKETNG 301 or OIM 301
These predictor courses are:
MATH 127: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I or a higher level calculus (required to apply)
ECON 103: Introduction to Microeconomics or RES-ECON 102 Introduction to Resource Economics
ECON 104: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ACCOUNTG 221: Introduction to Accounting I (Financial Accounting)
ACCOUNTG 222: Introduction to Accounting II (Managerial Accounting)
RES-ECON 212: Introduction to Statistics/Social Sciences or STATISTC 240: Introduction to Statistics
While every semester’s pool of applicants is evaluated independently, a summary of the academic measures of recent pools may provide you with some guidance about the goals you must set for yourself in order to gain acceptance. Applicants are evaluated primarily on three different dimensions:
Academic performance in the predictor courses
Overall academic performance (cumulative GPA)
Personal achievement and demonstrated leadership ability
Admission is competitive and requirements vary depending on the level of demand, credentials of each applicant pool and capacity of each class year. Students with both an overall UMass Amherst GPA and predictor course GPA of at least 3.5 are invited to apply and may be considered for admission.
No. of Applicants
Mean Predictor GPA
The application can be accessed online in November and April.
All applications must be submitted by 5PM on December 1st or May 1st.
Contact the Undergraduate Programs Office with further questions: