Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics

Enrollment in Bryan School Courses

Enrollment in Bryan School courses requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on UNC Greensboro coursework, regardless of the student’s major or minor. This includes all courses offered under the following prefixes: ACC, BUS, ECO, ENT, FIN, ISM, MKT, MGT, and SCM. Courses in the Bryan School may have additional prerequisites or enrollment restrictions that are outlined in the university schedule and the description of each course.

Requirements for Majoring or Minoring in Bryan School Programs

Students pursuing a major or minor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics must have a cumulative grade point average no less than a 2.0 on UNC Greensboro course work. Requests to major or minor in one of the Bryan School’s programs can be made online. After being accepted as a pre-major in the Bryan School, students must then work toward being fully admitted to a specific program of study.

Criteria for Admission to Programs of Study in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses are listed within the requirements for each program.

Application for Admission to Program of Study

Students who have met the admission criteria will be notified of admission into their major by Bryan Undergraduate Student Services at the following intervals:

  • by October 15, if completing required admission course work during a fall semester
  • by March 15, if completing required admission course work during a spring semester
  • by July 15, if completing required admission course work during a summer semester.

Departments may require additional steps in the admission to major process.

Admission to a program of study my be denied in cases where additional enrollments would threaten the academic quality of classes or programs.

Criteria for Continuing in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

Students who have been admitted to the Bryan School of Business and Economics must be in good academic standing at UNC Greensboro, must maintain at least the GPA required for program admission, and must meet the continuation requirements of their programs of study.


Since most of the courses in the major are taken during the junior and senior years, transfer students often complete their programs without extending their total stay beyond the usual four years. As a general guide, courses taught mainly to freshmen and sophomores here will usually, but not always, be accepted in transfer from accredited two-year colleges. Courses numbered 300 and above generally will not be accepted in transfer credit from two-year institutions. In order to allow timely completion of the required courses and required prerequisites, transfer students are encouraged to complete MAT 115 College Algebra or a higher level math.

Second Baccalaureate Degrees

Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree must meet all requirements within the Bryan School. The Bryan School cannot, at this time, accommodate persons who seek only to complete a series of courses in one field (such as Accounting or Information Systems).

Suggested Academic Workload Guidelines

The faculty of the Bryan School of Business and Economics recognizes that many Bryan School students hold jobs to support college expenses. The faculty wishes to emphasize that academic excellence and scholastic achievement usually require a significant investment of time in study, research, and out-of-class projects. To provide guidance to students in planning their academic and work schedules, the faculty of the Bryan School have endorsed the following recommendations:

  1. In general, students should plan to devote between 2–3 hours outside of class for each hour in class. Thus, students with a 15 credit hour course load should schedule between 30–45 hours weekly for completing outside-of-class reading, study, and homework assignments.
  2. Students who are employed more than 5–10 hours each week should consider reducing their course loads, depending upon their study habits, learning abilities, and course work requirements.
  3. Students should take into consideration that many business courses require group work and plan accordingly.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Procedures and requirements for applying for undergraduate scholarships are described in Financial Aid.

Honors Programs

The Bryan School supports and encourages students to participate in the Honors Programs administered by the Lloyd International Honors College.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding academic planning, course sequencing, and course requirements can be found at