Admission to Major Program and Specialization Criteria

This process is for current OSU students only.

Admission to the major program in the Fisher College of Business is determined by the available enrollment capacity, size and quality of the application pool and therefore is not guaranteed. 

Individual specializations are competitive; GPA requirements for each specialization will fluctuate with each applicant pool.  Students who are not competitive for their first specialization choice will be considered for their alternate selection.


Requirements for application to major: Effective Autumn 2018 

All requirements must be met prior to application! Meeting application requirements does not guarantee admission. 

  • Minimum OSU GPA of 3.20 or better
  • Completion of English 1110 or equivalent with a grade of B or better
  • Completion of Math 1131 or 1151 or equivalent and prerequisites with grades of B or better
  • Completion of 26 semester hours of course work (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO)
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of OSU letter-graded credit.  *Must be earned post-high-school graduation*

Apply to Business Major

Important notes:

Current Ohio State students may apply to the Business major program by submitting an online application

Applications are made available one month prior to each application deadline:

  • AUTUMN SEMESTER APPLICATION DEADLINE:          JUNE 1
  • SPRING SEMESTER APPLICATION DEADLINE:            SEPTEMBER 15
  • SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATION DEADLINE:          JANUARY 31

Once admitted to the major program, a professional program fee and technology fee is assessed every term.  Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.

Admissions decisions will be sent to applicants OSU email address.  It is your responsibility to check your account and to be sure it is functioning properly.