UNI College of Business Policies



Policies and procedures established by UNI Business can be useful in guiding business students as they make decisions concerning the completion of their business major.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking a major in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics/Business Economics, Finance, Real Estate, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing, must be admitted to UNI Business and meet course prerequisites before taking upper-division (3000/4000-level) UNI Business courses.

Students are eligible for admission to UNI Business upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Examination
  2. 30 cumulative semester hours of college credit
  3. C- or better in the following business foundation courses:
  4. ECON 2090 Decision Analytics OR ECON 1011 Statistics for Business Analytics and ECON 1041 Principles of Macroeconomics
  5. C- or better in an approved English composition course which would include one of the following:
  • ENGLISH 1005 College Writing and Research or equivalent,
  • Writing enhanced section of ENGLISH 1120 Literature (topic),
  • ENGLISH 2015 Craft of Academic Writing,
  • ENGLISH 2120 Critical Writing About Literature,
  • Writing enhanced section of RELS 1020 Religions of the World,
  • UNIV 1000/1010 First Year Cornerstone (C- or better in both semesters),
  • or CLEP credit in ENGLISH 1005, English Composition with Essay​
    • (PLEASE NOTE: ENGLISH 1002, College Writing Basics DOES NOT satisfy the writing requirement for admission to UNI Business.

   6. Total or UNI* cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on all university-level courses *(UNI cumulative GPA must be based on 12 or more credit hours)
  7.  Declaration of Curriculum form filed with the UNI Business Advising Office (CBB 5)

Applications for admission will be evaluated only after students have completed and received grades for the requirements listed above. Students not meeting requirements after 30 hours of credit may complete additional course work and reapply. All forms should be submitted on a timely basis to ensure proper handling and access to course registration. Forms and information about deadlines are available at the UNI Business Advising Office (CBB 5).

Note: Students majoring in UNI Business are STRONGLY ADVISED to complete MGMT 2080, Introduction to Information Systems, prior to enrolling in upper-division UNI Business courses.

UNI Business subscribes to the University's policy of affirmative action and equal educational opportunity.

Adopted by the CBA Faculty Council - 4/26/2013
Updated by the CBA Faculty Senate - 5/17/2018



Declaring a Major

Students who desire to major in any area of business except the General or Quantitative Techniques, emphases of the Economics major should go to the UNI Business Advising Office (CBB 5) to declare their major. Economics majors with the General or Quantitative Techniques emphases are not subject to the UNI Business admission and retention policies and should declare their major in the Economics Department (CBB 219).

At the UNI Business Advising Office (CBB 5) students will be permitted to declare a major in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics (Business Analysis), Finance, Management Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Real Estate if they have met the UNI Business admission requirements. Students who have met these requirements must declare one of the eight majors listed above to be formally admitted to UNI Business. The major may be changed at will.



Double Major/Minor Policy

Certain UNI Business majors may double major and/or major and minor within the College. However, not all departments will allow their majors to double major within the College. UNI Business majors must follow their departmental double majors/minors policy published in the departmental opening notes in the UNI catalog.

Any student with a UNI Business major wishing to declare another business major must have a total or UNI* cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on all University level courses at the time of declaration *(UNI cumulative GPA must be based on 12 or more credit hours).

Any student wishing to declare a minor in UNI Business must have a total or UNI* cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on all University level courses at the time of declaration *(UNI cumulative GPA must be based on 12 or more credit hours).

Non-business majors may not enroll in more than 30 hours from UNI Business (ECON 1041 and ECON 1051 excluded from the total). In addition, non-business majors may not complete more than one UNI Business minor (Economics excluded).



Graduation Policy

In addition to University and Departmental requirements, students majoring in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics/Business Analysis emphasis, Finance, Real Estate, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing must also meet the following requirements to graduate:

At least 50% of the business credit hours required for the major must be earned at UNI.
A cumulative UNI GPA of 2.20 or better (Business Teaching majors must earn a total cumulative and cumulative UNI GPA of 2.50 or better).
A cumulative GPA of 2.20 or better for all UNI Business (120:xxx, 130:xxx, 150:xxx, 160:xxx, 920:xxx) courses taken at UNI.
Students given permission to graduate out-of-residence must earn a 2.20 cumulative average or better in all courses approved and accepted for out-of-residence credit.


Note: Economics majors must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.20 or better, for all UNI Economics courses, in all 920:xxx courses taken at UNI excluding ECON 1021 (920:020) , ECON 1031 (920:024) , ECON 1011 (920:070) , ECON 3077 (920:177) and ECON 3179 (920:179).  Economics majors must also complete ECON 1041 (920:053), ECON 1051 (920:054), ECON 2122 (920:103) and ECON 2112 (920:070) with at least a C- in each course whether taken at UNI or at an institution from which transfer credit for these courses is accepted.  Must earn a 2.20 cumulative grade point average at UNI; must earn an overall 2.20 grade point average in ACCT xxxx/120:xxx, MKTG xxxx/130:xxx, MGMT xxxx/150:xxx, FIN xxxx/160:xxx, and ECON xxxx/920:xxx courses taken at UNI.


Adopted by the CBA Faculty Council - April 2019