B.A.B.A. Admission Requirements

Admission to the Business School is competitive, and candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Previous academic performance (cumulative and business GPA)
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Personal statement
  • Results of the WSA (international students may submit Proof of English Proficiency in lieu of WSA scores) WSA
  • Likelihood of success in the degree program
  • Demonstration of the relationship between academic opportunities and the candidate's professional career goals

Academic Performance and Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for admission:

  • A cumulative GPA (grade-point average) of at least a 2.75 in all college coursework.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 in business prerequisites: accounting, business law, calculus, economics, and statistics.  Applicants must also complete 5 credits of English composition to meet eligibility requirements.
  • Business prerequisites may not be taken P/F or S/NS. The minimum acceptable grade in a business prerequisite is 2.0.
  • Applicants to the Finance Option must earn a minimum 2.5 grade in Calculus.
  • Applicants to the Accounting Option must earn a minimum 3.0 grade in all Financial Accounting I, Financial Accounting II, and Managerial Accounting.

Admission Requirements

UW Tacoma students applying to the Milgard School of Business prior to Autumn 2016 must have completed at least four of the courses at the time of application to the Business School.  All prerequisite coursework – the eight Business prerequisites below, plus 5 credits of English Composition – must be completed prior to the beginning of the program.

Effective Autumn 2016 applicants must have Calculus, English Composition, Intro to Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and one other prerequisite course completed at the time of application.

Required Courses

Completed at time of application

Completed at time of admission

Calculus (Math 122 or 124)

Yes, effective Autumn 2016

Yes

English Composition

Yes, effective Autumn 2016

Yes

Intro to Financial Accounting (TACCT 210)

Yes, effective Autumn 2016

Yes

Financial Accounting (TACCT 220)

 

May be in progress

Yes

Managerial Accounting (TACCT 230)

May be in progress

Yes

Intro to Statistics (TBGEN 200) or Intro Statistics (MATH 110)

May be in progress

Yes

Business Law (TBGEN 218)

May be in progress

Yes

Microeconomics (TBECON 220)

Yes, effective Autumn 2016

Yes

Macroeconomics (TBECON 221)

May be in progress

Yes

 

 

Transfer students can refer to this grid of approved Transfer Courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General University Requirements

In addition to the above courses, students must complete the general university requirements listed below prior to graduation. Some of the above courses count towards general university requirements.

  • Foreign language: Two years in high school or 10 credits of one foreign language at the college level
  • Mathematics: Fulfilled by calculus
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning [Q]: Fulfilled by statistics
  • Writing: 15 credits, which must include English composition and advanced composition

TBUS 310 (one of Milgard School of Business's "Core Courses") will count towards the writing requirement.

  • Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (Humanities) [V]: 10 credits, Effective Autumn 2009: College-level foreign language at the 100 level will not count towards VLPA.
  • Individuals and Societies (Social Science) [I]: 20 credits and must include

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

Business law

One course in either psychology, sociology, or anthropology

  • Natural World (Natural Science) [N]: 20 credits and must include

Calculus

Statistics

  • Electives: to complete 90 transferable credits