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All students entering into the College of Business are admitted through the Division of Basic Business. The division ensures that preparation of upper-division business studies is both thorough and properly sequenced. Freshmen who begin their studies at Tennessee Tech, as well as those who transfer to the College from other majors or from other schools, are included in the division.

While assigned to the division students complete a curriculum that is standard for all business majors. For beginning students, the Basic Business program requires two years of full-time study. Transfer credits are evaluated and applied as appropriate. As a focus within the division, individualized academic advisement receives special emphasis.

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Students satisfactorily completing the Basic Business program may affiliate with an upper-division major. Students must complete at least 60 semester hours, including mathematics, English, science, history, humanities, communications and all required sophomore-level business courses, with at least a 2.0 quality point average (QPA). Students should apply for affiliation with the upper-division major through the Division of Basic Business during the last semester of the sophomore year.

Transfer students remain in the division until they complete the required program. If their evaluated transcripts reveal that they have the necessary credits and QPA, they may affiliate with a major immediately. Basic Business students must complete the required program of studies before enrolling in upper-division business courses.

For additional information consult the Business Student Success Center.

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