Pre-Business requirements listed below are for students accepted into pre-Business starting Summer 2017 or later.  Check MyDegrees for your catalog year requirements if accepted prior to summer 2017.

Pre-Business Core Courses -

Course   No. Title Prerequisite Course(s)
 
Credits
BA 160 B-Engaged Freshmen only 3
BA 161 Innovation Nation - Awareness to Action Freshmen only 3
BA 162 Innovation Nation - Ideas to Reality Freshmen only, BA 161 3

      Students transferring or changing to Business take the next two courses and not courses listed above: 

      BA 101     Business Now   6
      BA 280     Business Insights   2
BA 211 Financial Accounting Sophomore standing (SOPH), MTH 111 4
BA 213 Managerial Accounting SOPH, BA 211 w/C- 4
BA 230* Legal Environment of Business SOPH 4
BA 281, 282, 283 and 284 *** Professional Development SOPH, BA101 or BA162 or DHE160, WRII 6
BA 260 Intro. to Entrepreneurship SOPH 4
BA 275 Foundations of Statistical Inference SOPH, MTH 241 4
BA 302 Business Management Processes SOPH, BA275 or BA276 and MTH245 4

COMM111** or

COMM 114** or

COMM 218**

111 - Public Speaking

114 - Argument & Critical Discourse 

218 - Interpersonal Communication

  3
ECON 201 Intro. to Microeconomics SOPH, MTH 111 recommended 4
ECON 202 Intro. to Macroeconomics SOPH, MTH 111 recommended 4
MTH 241 Calculus for Mgt & Social Science MTH 111 or ALEKS placement score 4

WR 222**
  or
WR 323**
  or
WR 327**

English Composition
  or
English Composition
  or
Technical Writing
SOPH, WR 121 (C- or higher needed)

3

Notes

*  Prior to Summer 2017, 2 courses were required to complete the Legal Environment of Business; BA233 and BA333 (2 credits each). BA230 is recommended for any current student who has not yet completed BA233.

** COMM 111, 114 or 218 must be completed in the first 45 credits taken at OSU and is alpha sectioned; WR 222, 323, or 327 must be completed in the first 90 credits (first 45 credits at OSU for transfer students).

*** Professional Development is a course sequence required of all students.  Prior to Summer 2017, Professional Development was numbered BA353 or BA253 and students admitted prior to Summer2017 must have completed one of BA253, BA353 or will take BA281 plus one of the 1 credit sequence courses to meet graduation requirements.

Most core courses are offered during Summer term. Ask an advisor in Spring term about available courses for the Summer.

 

Pro-School Business Core Courses -

Course No. Title Prerequisite Courses Credits
BA 347 Intl. Business JR, ECON 202 4
BA 352 Managing Indiv. & Team Performance JR, COMM 111/114, 4
BA 354* Managing Ethics & Corp/Social Responsibility JR, COMM 111/114, WRII 4
BA 357 Operations Mgt. JR, BA 276, BA 302 4
BA 360**
or FIN 340**
Finance JR, BA 213, ECON 201
 
4

BA 370

  or

ACTG 378***

Bus Info Systems

or

ACTG Info Systems

JR, BA 302

 

JR, BA213, BA275 or 276, and BA302 (w/ C or higher)

4
BA 375 Appl. Quant. Methods JR, BA 275 or BA276 and MTH245 4

BA 390****

or MRKT390****

Marketing JR, ECON 201 4
BA 466 Integrative Strat. Experience Senior standing, FIN340 or BA360, BA 352, BA 357, BA 390 4

*BA 354 only required for students accepted into Pro-School beginning summer 2016.

** Finance majors should take FIN 340 (offered in fall term only).  All other majors should take BA 360 (Accountancy may choose).

*** Business Information Systems, Accountancy and Finance majors take ACTG 378 rather than BA 370.

**** Marketing majors should take MRKT 390 (offered in fall term only).  All other majors should take BA390.

Most core courses are offered during Summer term. Ask an Advisor about Summer term course availability during Spring term.