Roberto C. Goizueta Business School

Oxford College students may apply to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in their last semester at Oxford. To start in the fall of junior year, applications for admission must be received by February 15. Applications to start in spring of the sophomore year must be received by October 1. All applicants must complete the requirements for the associates (AA) degree from Oxford to be eligible for admission to the BBA program.

The BBA program would like students to demonstrate their ability to effectively manage a full course load (at least four graded, 4-credit hour courses per semester). Therefore it is imperative that students interested in the program not under load during their time at Oxford. Students are encouraged to take five courses in their final semester(s) at Oxford; this can include a fifth one-credit hour academic course or a one-credit hour non-academic physical education course.

Admission is competitive, and completion of preadmission requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission is based on academic achievement, evidence of leadership, and extracurricular involvement. An application is required and includes an essay and letters of recommendation.

Students seeking admission should contact Jessica Lowy, director of admission, BBA Program, to learn more about the program. She can be reached at 404-727-2713 or at jlowy@emory.edu. Jessica Lowy will come to the Oxford campus each semester for information sessions and on-campus advising, and is available via email and phone for advisement. Oxford College students are encouraged to participate in these on-campus sessions to review advising and their progress towards application to the BBA program.

Applications for admission are available on the pre-BBA information at bus.emory.edu/prebba.

Before enrollment in the business school, Oxford students must complete the following:

  • ECON 101 (Microeconomics) and ECON 112 (Macroeconomics). AP credit can satisfy these
  • MATH 111 (Calculus I). AP Calculus credit satisfies the math requirement.
  • MATH 117 (formerly Math 107) or MATH 207 (Statistics). AP Statistics credit can satisfy this
  • BUS 210 (Financial Accounting)
  • Continued Writing Course (preference given for courses in the humanities and social sciences)

Academic Tips:

  • If you take MATH 111 and 112, you may take MATH 207 (Probability and Statistics) instead of MATH Some students take advantage of this option because they plan to double major in economics. The Emory College Department of Economics will take Oxford’s MATH 207 as equivalent to Emory College’s ECON 220, which is a graduation requirement for a degree in economics. The business school will take MATH 207 as equivalent to MATH 117 (a preadmission requirement).
  • If a student has IB Higher Level Economics credit, this satisfies the entire Economics prerequisite, even though Oxford grants credit for Micro only (i.e. students with IB Higher Level Econ credit do not need to take Macro).
  • The business school prefers students get a “C “grade instead of withdrawing from a course. Students considering withdrawing from a course are encouraged to contact Jessica Lowy first to determine the potential impact in regards to BBA
  • Students should not repeat coursework if they are disappointed with a The business school wants to see how students perform with new information, so the best course of action is to move forward to other coursework.

Goizueta offers a Summer Business Institute for college students interested in gaining business knowledge but who do not wish to pursue the BBA degree. The institute is a for-credit, three-week intensive academic course of study providing non-business majors with an overview of the functional areas of business and the foundations of management. Summer Business Institute scholarships are available. For more information visit goizueta.emory.edu/degree/undergraduate/summer_institute/