Why Choose Business Administration with Professional Tracks?
This program is uniquely designed to facilitate transfer from unrelated AAS programs (whether at Ferris or other institutions) with maximum credit for prior academic work. In this, it is often seamless, and is far more successful than competing programs at minimizing the total credits ultimately required for graduation, without compromising the integrity of the business degree. For the student who wishes to combine an intensive course of study in a non-business field with a sound business foundation, this is the ideal solution. In addition, its design enables students with personal/professional considerations to remain "at home" taking all coursework at a combination of our remote locations and online.
You will study under highly qualified faculty members who have combined their academic credentials with extensive work experience. You also may supplement classroom instruction with the chance to earn University credit while gaining work experience through an internship program.
This program is also offered at other Ferris State sites.
A Business Administration major provides an avenue for immediate employment and for advancement to upper levels of management. Employers seek graduates for positions ranging from business manager, supervisor, and sales representative to production supervisor and project planner. Graduates of the program obtain positions in retailing, food service, construction, manufacturing, government and a host of other fields. Students find this major to be of value in preparation for law school where you can specialize in law related to your career specialty knowledge. It is also great preparation for graduate degrees.
New Students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.
Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.
Business Administration with Professional Tracks at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in business core courses, the major, and overall.
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2427
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.