Jones College Undergraduate Advising

Admission Policy

Students who plan to major in the Jones College are designated "pre-business" in the department of their major until they have met the following requirements and have been fully admitted. Majoring in business is a two-step process: (1) admission to MTSU (Admissions and Registration), and (2) completion of the following requirements:

Requirements for Full Admission to the Jones College of Business (Effective Fall 2007)

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of degree credits (excluding learning support).
  • Complete all learning support course requirements.
  • Have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA on all attempted college-level coursework.
  • Complete these four pre-business courses: ACTG 2110, QM 2610, ECON 2410, and ECON 2420 with a passing grade and a minimum 2.25 GPA. (Jones College follows the MTSU repeat policy)

Note: Students enrolled in courses at MTSU for the first time from Fall 2007 to Summer 2012 must have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA in the pre-business courses. Students enrolled in courses at MTSU prior to Fall 2007 are exempt from the admission policy.

After completing pre-business requirements, students planning to major in business must complete the Application to Major in Jones College of Business, available online or at the advising office in Business and Aerospace Building (BAS) N219.

Jones College majors who have attained junior status (60 or more semester hours completed) may register for the following courses prior to full admission: BCEN 3510 , BLAW 3400 , ECON 3210 , FIN 3010 , INFS 3100 , MGMT 3610 , MGMT 3620 , MKT 3820 , and QM 3620 . Registration in these courses does not guarantee admission into the Jones College. Jones College majors may not register for other upper-division business courses until they have been fully admitted into Jones College.

Students must be admitted at least one semester prior to their anticipated graduation date.

Nonbusiness Majors in Upper-Level Courses
Students from other colleges at MTSU may enroll in 3000-4000 level Jones College courses under the following conditions:
  • They have attained junior status.
  • They have met course-specific prerequisites.
  • They have a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • They have obtained permission from the office of the Jones College of Business dean. To obtain this permission, fill out the Application to take courses in Jones College of Business and return it to the advising office in, BAS N219.

These admission standards have been established by the Jones College faculty and administration and are subject to change.