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Course Preference Worksheet Information
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Prepare your worksheet.
Open or download the "Course Preference Worksheet" from the top of this page. Use the worksheet to indicate your selections. You may indicate time and professor preferences for all of your classes.
- Select your degree, either the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) or the BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration). Many Business School students will be pursuing the BBA; others will select the BSBA, which requires two semesters of Calculus and is more quantitative and analytical in nature.
- Indicate a major or majors you may be interested in, or write "undecided."
- Indicate the highest SAT or ACT scores that you submitted to the University.
- Indicate if you are interested in Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-MBA, or any other area.
- Supply up-to-date Phone and E-Mail contact information where we may reach you during the summer. Accurate E-Mail information is extremely important,as this is our primary method of communication with you.
Select your courses. You may indicate time and professor preferences.
A typical full-time academic schedule for a new Business School freshman would include 5 courses
(15 -17 credits):
- MGT 100 (required of all full-time academic Business students)
- ENG 105 (unless you have credit from AP/IB,dual enrollment, or a minimum SAT Reading score of 700 or a minimum ACT English score of 32)
- An appropriate level math course determined by your choice of degree and an ACT/SAT math score, math placement exam, or previous college credit in a math course.
- A business foundation course (BSL 212, CIS 150, ECO 211, ECO 212, MKT 201)
- One additional course of your choice (can be business or general education, based on your interests, academic background, and transcript)
(If you intend to study a modern language or follow a pre-health track, and/or you have AP/IB English and Calculus credits, your schedule will be slightly different.)
Students who have been accepted into the University General Honors Program generally take one honors-designated course per semester. Check the Honors page for some suggested courses.
1. FRESHMAN BUSINESS FOUNDATION CORE COURSE- MGT100
MGT 100 is pre-selected for entering Business School freshmen. This course is designed to familiarize entering freshman Business School students with the skills they will need to be successful in both the program and, eventually, in the larger world of business. You may enter a time and professor request.
2. HOW DO I SELECT MY ENGLISH COURSE?
Every new freshman in the School of Business Administration is required to enroll in an English Composition course or to have earned English Composition credit through AP, IB (HL), dual enrollment, or transfer.
Your placement for English Composition will be ENG 105 unless you meet one of the following conditions or have transfer credit for English Composition:
- If you score 700 or above on the SAT/R, you will be exempted from ENG 105. Your placement will be ENG 106.
- If you score 32 on the ACT/E, you will be exempted from ENG 105. Your placement will be ENG 106.
- If you score 6 or 7 on the IB exam at the Higher Level, you will earn 6 credits in ENG 105 and 106 and will have therefore completed the Freshman Composition requirements.
- If you score 5 on the AP exam, you will earn 6 credits in ENG 105 and 106 and will have therefore completed the Freshman Composition requirements.
- Select the appropriate box on the worksheet regarding your English placement. If applicable, you may make a time and professor request.
3. HOW IS MY MATHEMATICS (QUANTITATIVE FOUNDATION) COURSE SELECTED?
Every new freshman in the School of Business Administration is required to enroll in a mathematics course or to have earned college credit for Calculus through AP, IB(HL), CLEP, dual enrollment, or transfer.
Your University placement into a mathematics course is based on college entrance exams (SAT/ACT) and/or the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment and the degree program you have selected (either BBA or BSBA). Please refer to our Math Placement page for details. If we have no placement information for you, you must take the math placement exam. if you do not meet the prerequisites to enroll in a Calculus course, you must take the math placement exam.
Select the appropriate box(es) on the worksheet regarding your math placement. You may refer to the Department of Mathematics website for more information: www.math.miami.edu/placement.
4. FRESHMAN BUSINESS FOUNDATION SELECTIONS
Choose a Business Foundation course. Prioritize your selections 1 through 5. You may indicate a time and professor request. We will try to honor your first choice. If you wish to take two business courses, number both of the selections "1". All selections fulfill Business School requirements. Choose from the following:
- BSL 212* Introduction to Business law
- CIS 150 Business Analytics
- ECO 211* Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics)
- ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics)- If you already have credit for ECO 211
- MKT 201* Foundations of Marketing
*offered in Honors for the fall
You may add an additional request in the blank space or in the Additional Course Requests area. Do not select a course for which you expect to receive AP,IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, or transfer credit. Please consult the score tables online to verify the test scores needed to earn credits.
5. ART AND HUMANITIES
We suggest that you choose a course or courses from the Arts and Humanities area, as all business students will need to fulfill an Arts and Humanities cognate in order to complete a portion of the University general education requirements. For possible Arts and Humanities course choices, refer to the Arts and Humanities Courses page. You may read more about cognates on the General Education Areas of Knowledge page.
6. ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUESTS
If you do not wish to select an Arts and Humanities course at this time, you may wish to take an elective course or any other course in which you have a strong interest. Please add this request in the Additional Course Requests area.
Modern languages: You are not required to select modern language study for the School of Business Administration. However, if you choose to do so, please refer to the placement guide located on the Modern Languages page. Add your selection in the Additional Course Requests area.
PreHealth studies students are advised to select an appropriate science course: BIL 150/151, CHM111/113,or PHY101/106. Please refer to the Pre-Professional page for more information.
7. ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP or ROTC (ONLY IF APPLICABLE)
Use this section to indicate if you will be attending UM as a scholarship athlete or if you intend to enroll in ROTC. Please do not make a selection here if it does not apply to you.
When completing the worksheet, be sure to supply information on
- your math history.
- the name of your sport if you are receiving an athletic scholarship.
- courses in which you expect to receive any AP, IB (HL), CLEP, dual enrollment, or transfer credit.
- any other questions or comments you may have.
- any special programs into which you have been accepted.
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