QC Economics

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA Program is selective. The next deadline to apply is February 20, 2015.

NOTE: All 300 level Business classes have been set to 0 because they are only open to BBA majors who must call the department at x75440 in order to obtain permission to register.

1. Declaring a BBA Major
2. Course and Graduation Requirements for the BBA Major
3. Registering for Courses
4. Assessing your Academic Status
5. Information for Graduating Students

1. Declaring a BBA Major in Corporate Finance, International Business, or Actuarial Studies The BBA program has three majors: Corporate Finance; International Business; and Actuarial Studies. Students who wish to be in the BBA program must formally apply to the Economics Department.

To apply, students must meet the minimum requirements:

1. Completion of four core courses: Economics 101 and Economics 102 and Accounting 101 and Accounting 102
2. Average grade across these four courses of at least B (= GPA of 3.0). The standard used for acceptance to the program appears under the next heading: "Applying for the program does not mean a student is accepted into the program". 3.0 is the minimum grade point average that must be met in order to apply to the program.
3. No grades across these four courses below C-

Applying for the program does not mean a student is accepted into the program.
If you get accepted, you will receive a letter in the mail. This letter will contain instructions on how to complete your concentration form.


First, the number of places is determined. This number is based on the resources available each semester.

Second, these places are allocated to students based on their average GPA across the four core courses (Economics 101 and 102; Accounting 101 and 102).

Average GPA is the only rule applied. It is applied to all students.

The lowest GPA needed to be accepted into the program varies depending on the number of places available and the number of applicants. In recent years, only students with GPAs above 3.3 were accepted. The only way to be accepted into the program is to get the highest possible grades in the four core courses.

Meeting minimum requirements to apply does not guarantee admission. Admission is limited by space availability in the major for a given semester. The undergraduate BBA admissions committee will review all applications received by the due date. Following that competitive process, students will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in the major for the upcoming semester. Notifications will be in late October for entrance into the major for the Spring semester, and in early March for the Fall semester. Unfortunately, all qualified students may not be admitted to the major due to limited space availability. Students not accepted for a particular semester are welcome to reapply another semester.

Transfer students may apply for the BBA major before matriculation. The BBA application should be submitted along with the application to the Queens College.

Students coming into or attending Queens College with transfer credits for any of these four core courses must attach to their BBA application an official transcript showing the course grades. Transfer grades must meet the grade requirements for the BBA program. (Transfer students may retake the core courses at Queens College; the transfer credit will then be forfeited).

Students should not take upper level BBA program courses unless they have been accepted into the program. Students should not expect that - if they have taken BBA courses - they can become BBA majors retroactively. The only way to graduate as a BBA student is to be accepted into the program.

The next deadline for applications to the BBA program is February 20, 2015. The application can be downloaded here.

2. Course and Graduation Requirements for the BBA Major The BBA major includes twelve core courses covering the basics of Economics and Accounting. Click here http://www.qc-econ-bba.org/BBA_Core.ihtml for a list of these core courses. Students must also study mathematics, business economics, and marketing.

Within the BBA program students must choose a particular track for their major:
1. Corporate Finance
2. International Business
3. Actuarial Studies for Business

Each track has separate requirements in addition to the core courses. Click on the above links to see the requirements for each track.

In addition to all general Queens College requirements, students must complete all requirements for the appropriate major. Students must have a grade point average of at least B- (=GPA of 2.7) in courses taken for the major at Queens College in order to be certified for graduation with a BBA degree. All courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C- or better. All courses in business fundamentals, society and ethics, and concentration courses taken for the BBA must be completed with a letter grade to be counted for the major. P/NC grades will not be accepted.

Those interested in a business minor should visit the Business and Liberal Arts program (BALA) website.

3. Registering for Courses Students register into courses via CUNYfirst.

4. Assessing your Academic StatusStudents can monitor their academic status using Degreeworks.

Degreeworks has a "what if" feature that enables students to see their transcript under different majors. Pick a major, year of graduation, and make sure to choose "process what if." This will help plan your studies under different potential majors or minors.

5. Information for Graduating Students

Students must consult with the Academic Advising office in Kiely 217 the semester before filing their diploma card. The Advising Office will check that you have satisfied all Queens College requirements.

Graduating seniors must complete the following procedure at the beginning of the last semester:
a. Make sure all documented information about courses, transfer credits, course substitutions and petitions are on file in the LCD Office.
b. Check your transcript to see that it is complete and accurate.
c. File a diploma card with the Registrar's Office before the deadline.


Contact Information:
The Business Office resides within the Economics Department at:
300A Powdermaker Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, New York 11367
Phone: 718-997-5440 Fax: 718-997-5466