uconn business school gpa requirements

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UConn is a prestigious destination for international students. It offers a safe and focused environment for a high-quality study experience on a quintessential American campus. The University’s ambitious community is home to students from around the world who will inspire you to achieve your best.

When you apply to UConn, your application will undergo a holistic review to assess eligibility and suitability. This means no one piece of information, whether it’s grade point average, class rank, essays, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation (optional), or standardized test scores (optional) will determine if you would be a good fit for UConn. Instead, selection is based on a comprehensive review of all the information you provide on your application, both academic and personal.

More than 50% of first-year UConn students on the Storrs main campus are in the top 10% of their senior high school class, while regional campuses are less competitive. To be considered for a place at UConn, you must meet the following criteria.

Minimum academic entry requirements:

  • For first-year admission: at least GPA 3.0* in previous study
  • For transfer admission: GPA 2.7–3.5 (depending on your chosen UConn degree) in previous study, and 12 or more undergraduate credits from an accredited college or university
  • For Special Programs (medicine, law, etc.): GPA 3.4–3.5 in previous study

* The average GPA of admitted students at the Storrs main campus is 3.5; average GPA at regional campuses is 3.0.

Minimum English entry requirements:

  • TOEFL 79 (no subscore below 19)
  • IELTS 6.5 (no subscore below 6.5)
  • Duolingo 100 (no subscore below 90)

Conditional admission may be offered to students with lower English levels. This is valid for one year. English programs are available on campus.

See Admission to the University. The School of Business admits qualified students into a major in the School directly as first-year students. Students not admitted into the School of Business at the time of entry to the University may apply for admission to a major through School of Business procedures. Admission is competitive. Decisions will be based on several criteria including the applicant’s academic record, courses completed, and space availability. Students in the School may request a change to their major later by submitting an application to the School of Business Office of Undergraduate Advising and meeting the admission criteria for that major.

School of Business majors will have to present either three years intermediate level of one foreign language (high school) or two years of one foreign language (through intermediate level college) to satisfy the language requirement for the degree.

Students at other post-secondary institutions who are not currently attending or who have never attended the University as an undergraduate degree seeking student must file a separate University application with the Transfer Admissions Office, 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088, Storrs, CT 06269-3088. Students wishing to transfer directly into the School of Business must have made substantial progress toward completing the first year-sophomore, 1000-2000 level requirements, particularly those courses which are prerequisites for the Common Body of Knowledge/Entry Level Business courses (ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011ACCT 2001MATH 1070Q and 1071QECON 1201 and 1202, or 1200STAT 1000Q or 1100Q) and must successfully complete these courses by the end of the term in which they have completed 54 credits or the term after they are admitted to the School of Business. Number of credits earned, grade point average in all courses taken, and space availability will be key considerations in the admissions decision. Students who have completed a minimum of 40 credits may submit an application.

Transfer applicants not accepted directly into the School of Business at the time of entry to the University may apply for admission through the School of Business admission procedures previously listed. A decision will be made on a space available basis after completion of one full semester at the University. Individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree should contact the M.B.A., the MS in Accounting, the MS in Business Analytics and Project Management, the MS in Financial Risk Management, or the MS in Human Resource Management programs to consider a graduate, rather than another undergraduate, degree.

Campus Designation for Business Majors Policy

Students are guaranteed access to business courses at the campus where their major is offered and the campus for which they were admitted into the School of Business. Upper division requirements for all business majors are designed to be accomplished in four semesters on the campus where the major is offered. Students are not permitted to enroll in business courses at other campuses without Dean’s Designee approval. Students admitted as Undecided Business majors by campus can only change into majors offered at their campus of admission and must do so by the end of their third term. Generally, students seeking to change to a business major offered at another campus may participate in the internal admissions process at the start of each academic semester.

Exceptions to these policies are limited and may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Dean’s Designee.

Overview of University of Connecticut, School of Business major offerings by Campus

  • Hartford campus majors include Business Data Analytics, Financial Management, and Marketing Management. Students admitted into Hartford-Business-Undecided must declare into a major offered at Hartford by the end of the student’s third semester at UConn.
  • Stamford campus majors include Business Data Analytics, Financial Management, and Marketing Management. Students admitted into Stamford-Business-Undecided must declare into a major offered at Stamford by the end of the student’s third semester at UConn.
  • Storrs campus majors include Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (offered jointly with the School of Engineering), Marketing, and Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies majors. Students admitted into Storrs-Business-Undecided must declare into a major offered at Storrs by the end of the student’s third semester at UConn.
  • Waterbury campus majors include Business Administration and Business Data Analytics. Students admitted into Waterbury-Business-Undecided must declare into a major offered at Waterbury by the end of the student’s third semester at UConn.

Scholastic Standing Requirements

Students admitted to the School of Business will be reviewed at the end of each Fall and Spring semester (defined as “term” below) to determine if their academic achievement meets the requirements as established by the faculty and outlined below. Newly matriculated college students, transfer students from outside of the University of Connecticut, and current University of Connecticut students conditionally admitted to the School of Business have additional GPA standards as outlined below. Students who reach the credit calculations at the end of a summer or intersession term will be held to that GPA requirement at the conclusion of the semester immediately following. For students who reach a different GPA requirement by the end of that semester, they will be held to the higher GPA of the two requirements. All credits used to determine when a student is reviewed by credit standing as described below for a particular grade point average include course work at the University of Connecticut and course work accepted by the University of Connecticut as reflected on a student’s University of Connecticut transcript.  Students who fail to maintain the minimum grade point average in any of these areas or fail to complete specified courses as noted below are subject to dismissal from the School of Business.

Minimum School of Business Requirements for all School of Business Students

  • Students must always maintain a minimum 2.000 term grade point average.
  • Students must always maintain a minimum 2.000 cumulative Business grade point average which includes all School of Business courses numbered at the 3000 level or higher plus ACCT 2001 and ACCT 2101/BADM 2710.
  • Students must always maintain a minimum 2.500 cumulative grade point average, except where higher standards are required per the Additional Standards outlined below.
  • Students must show substantial progress toward meeting the first year-sophomore course requirements, and must successfully complete those courses (or equivalents) that are prerequisites for the 3000/4000-level business courses (ACCT 2001; ECON 1201 and 1202, or 1200; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011; MATH 1070Q and 1071Q; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q) by the end of their fourth semester.

Newly Matriculated College Students – Additional Standards

  • In addition to the Minimum School of Business Requirements, all newly matriculated college students must meet the following GPA requirements beginning at the end of their second term at the University of Connecticut:
  • Students must earn a 2.790 CGPA in any semester in which a student achieves less than 40 cumulative credits.
  • Students must earn a 2.930 CGPA in any semester in which as student achieves 40 or more cumulative credits (but less than 54).
  • Students must earn a 3.000 CGPA in the semester in which a student achieves 54 or more credits.

Transfer Students from Outside of University of Connecticut – Additional Standards

  • In addition to the Minimum School of Business Requirements, all students who transfer directly into the School of Business from an outside higher education institution must meet the following GPA requirements beginning at the end of their first term at the University of Connecticut:
  • Students must earn a 2.790 CGPA in any semester in which a student achieves less than 40 cumulative credits.
  • Students must earn a 2.930 CGPA in any semester in which as student achieves 40 or more cumulative credits (but less than 54).
  • Students must earn 3.000 CGPA in the semester in which a student achieves 54 or more credits.

Current University of Connecticut Students Conditionally Accepted – Additional Standards

In addition to the Minimum School of Business Requirements, all current University of Connecticut students conditionally accepted to the School of Business on the basis of successful completion of courses for which they have indicated they were registered at the time of application must pass all of those courses by the end of that term. At the end of that term, conditionally admitted students must also earn a semester, cumulative, and business grade point average of at least a 3.000, or be subject to having their acceptance rescinded.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Upon recommendation of the faculty, the degree of Bachelor of Science is awarded by vote of the Board of Trustees to students who have met the following requirements: (1) Earned a total of 120 credits; (2) earned at least a 2.0 CGPA; (3) earned at least a 2.0 grade point average for all credits in School of Business courses numbered 2000-level and above for which they have been registered; (4) earned at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree while a student at the University of Connecticut; (5) earned at least 24 credits in 3000-4000 level courses including MGMT 4900 or 4902 and a required business course satisfying the “writing in the major” general education requirement in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut, with no more than three of these 24 credits in independent study courses and no more than three of these 24 credits in field study internship courses, and no credits from UConn Education Abroad; (6) achieved a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for the total of all departmental major courses for which they have been registered at the University of Connecticut, excluding grades and credits for independent studies and internships; (7) met all the requirements of the School of Business. See specific Bachelor of Science requirements, including courses which must be taken in residence, in each major. The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing program, jointly offered by the School of Business and the School of Engineering, has its own specific requirements. Please refer to that section.

The degree in business requires a minimum of 120 degree credits of course work. At least 60 credits presented for the degree must be composed of courses other than business, including general education and elective course work. Those intending to major in accounting may face additional restrictions on non-business courses, particularly with respect to Economics courses, and should consult with the Accounting Department for additional information.

I. University General Education Requirements

The University has adopted General Education requirements in a variety of curricula areas that must be satisfied as part of every bachelor’s degree program. These requirements are listed in the General Education Requirements section of this Catalog.

II. Business Critical Required Courses

Business students must complete the following requirements in order to prepare for professional studies that will begin in the junior year. Students should note that many of these courses also fulfill University General Education requirements.

Note: Please refer to the Curricula in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing listed later in this section.

ACCT 2001ECON 1200 or both 1201 and 1202ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011MATH 1070Q and 1071Q; or MATH 1131Q and 1132Q; or MATH 1131Q and 1070Q; or MATH 1125Q and 1126Q and 1070Q; or MATH 1125Q and 1126Q and 1132Q; or MATH 1151Q and 1152Q; or MATH 1151Q and 1132Q; or MATH 1151Q and 1070Q; or MATH 2141Q and 2142Q; or MATH 2141Q and 1152Q; or MATH 2141Q and 1132Q; or MATH 2141Q and 1070QSTAT 1000Q or 1100Q.

Foreign Language

All students must have (1) Passed the third year level course in high school in a single foreign language, ancient or modern; or (2) Two units/levels of a single foreign language in high school PLUS an added year of college courses at a more advanced level in a single foreign language; or (3) Completion of two years (four semesters) through the college Intermediate Level.

III. Business Required Courses

Complete at least one course from each of the following four categories:

Business Arts and Humanities: ECON 2102/W1HIST 120114001501/W21502/W21600/LLAS 119018003705

Business Philosophy: PHIL 11011102110311041105110611071175

Business Communication: COMM 1000 or 11003

Business Psychology: PSYC 1100

Business International and Diversity and Multiculturalism: Complete at least one course from the “International” category and one more course from either the “International” or “Diversity and Multiculturalism” category.

International: ANTH 1000/WANTH/HRTS 3153WCLCS 2201GEOG 17002000HRTS 1007NRE 2600PHIL 1106POLS 1202/W41207WGSS 2124.

Diversity and Multiculturalism: AFRA/ANTH 3152AFRA/POLS 3642AMST 1201/ENGL 1201/HIST 1503INTD 2245PHIL 1107SOCI 1501/W

  • 1 Students choosing ECON 2102/W must take care to meet the University requirement of completing Content Areas 1, 2, and 3 courses from 6 different departments.
  • 2 HIST 1501/W or 1502/W recommended for students who have not completed high school level courses in American Government and American History.
  • 3 COMM 1100 does not fulfill Content Area 2, but is recommended for accounting majors. COMM 1000 is recommended for students interested in pursuing a COMM minor.
  • 4 POLS 1202/W recommended for students who have not completed a High School level course in American Government.

Additional Requirements

A minimum of 60 credits used toward graduation requirements must be comprised of non-business courses, including general education course work. COMM 1100 is recommended for Accounting majors.

Common Body of Knowledge

The following Common Body of Knowledge courses are prescribed for all students in this school and should be completed in the junior year: ACCT 2101 (to be taken no later than fifth semester); BLAW 3175FNCE 3101MGMT 3101BUSN 3004W (BUSN 3003W for Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & Analytics, and Financial Management majors only); MKTG 3101OPIM 31033104.

Capstone Requirement

All students are required to complete a capstone course sequence. Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Financial Management, and Marketing Management majors must take MGMT 4902. All other majors must take MGMT 4900. All majors except Accounting must take BUSN 3005.

Competency Requirements

All students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Finance, Financial Management, Health Care Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Real Estate/Urban Economics must also fulfill the requirements in the two following competency categories.

Information Literacy

The core courses in the School will require students to acquire information about markets and companies. This empirical research is fundamental to sound decision making in a business career. This advanced level of information literacy will specifically be included in FNCE 3101,MKTG 3101OPIM 3103 and MGMT 4900 or 4902, which are all required.

Writing in the Major

Students are required to complete BUSN 3004W or BUSN 3003W depending on major requirements and one elective “W” course.

Students majoring in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing should consult the competency information listed with the other major requirements.