Entering freshman cadets may declare their major to be Pre-Business Administration.
In addition, students from within The Citadel who are pursuing other majors may change to Pre-Business Administration. In order to be accepted as Business Administration majors, these Pre-Business Administration majors must achieve a grade of C or better in each of the following five courses that provide the foundation for the major:
- BADM 202 Principles of Microeconomics
- BADM 205 Business Statistics
- BADM 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting
- BADM 212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- BADM 216 Communications in Business
In addition, all Pre-Business Administration majors must complete the following Career Visioning assignments as part of their application to become a business major:
√ Basic Professional Resume
√ Generic Cover Letter
√ Professional References Page
√ Complete a career interest inventory
√ Attend 4 career visioning seminars during your sophomore year
Once all requirements have been met, the student may apply to become a business major or a business accounting major.
The student must complete the application to The Citadel School of Business, attach a resume, degree audit (on PAWS/Lesesne Gateway), and a change of major form declaring Business Administration (BADM) or Business Accounting (BAAC) your new major. Submit these materials to Duvall Herlocker in Bond Hall Room 275.
Note: Pre-Business students will be allowed only one "transition semester" during which they can take junior-level business classes if they have already met the prerequisites. If, at the end of this "transition semester", business school major admission requirements are incomplete, the student will not be allowed to enroll in any other business courses.