Internal Transfer Guidelines for Pittsburgh and Regional Campus Students
Important Information about Curriculum Changes at the College of Business Administration:
Students transferring to the College of Business Administration for Fall (August) 2023 and after will follow an updated curriculum that incorporates a new business analytics sequence. The information below reflects the new curriculum and should be used for planning purposes.
In light of the curriculum transition, students transferring to the College of Business Administration for Summer (May) 2023 will have the option of whether to pursue the old or new curriculum. The new curriculum offers the benefit of analytics coursework that will be valuable in the job market after graduation. Students in their first year of college will find taking the new curriculum to be to their advantage. Alternatively, students further along in their coursework may find that it will be easier to stay on track for graduation if they pursue the old curriculum.
Summer 2023 will be the last point of entry for the old curriculum. Students may choose to apply for summer internal transfer in order to be admitted to the old curriculum. Pitt students who transfer to the College of Business Administration for Summer 2023 are not required to take summer classes at Pitt.
Degree Completion in the New Curriculum
Due to course sequencing in the new curriculum, enrollment for a minimum of four semesters in the College of Business Administration is required to earn the degree in the new curriculum, and a minimum of five semesters is required specifically to complete the majors in Supply Chain Management or Business Analytics. This information should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to apply for internal transfer and whether to apply for Summer 2023 or Fall 2023.
Guidelines for Admissions Consideration:
- Completion of at least 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh applicable to the BSBA degree+
- Cumulative Pitt GPA of 3.00 or higher
- Average of 3.00 or higher across the following three business prerequisite courses or their regional campus equivalents:*
- ECON 0100 Introduction to Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
- ECON 0110 Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
- MATH 0120 Business Calculus or MATH 0220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 (4 credits)
+If you have a strong academic history and would have been admissible to Pitt Business as a first-year student, you may not need to complete 30 credits or all of the prerequisites before applying. We recommend discussing a time frame for application with your academic advisor.
*In the calculation of your business prerequisite average for admission, we limit the number of times that you can retake prerequisites for a higher grade. We will only allow one of the prerequisites to be retaken (once) for admissions purposes. Otherwise, we include the grade earned the first-time prerequisites are taken.
If you transferred to the University of Pittsburgh from another college, your performance at your previous school will be considered during the admissions process for Pitt Business. It is important to discuss prior college performance with your academic advisor and any impact it may have on admission.
To be eligible for transfer to the College of Business Administration, international students must have a TOEFL score of 100 or greater OR have completed ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition or its regional campus equivalent.
While you are completing the business prerequisites, you can also take some courses that fulfill general education requirements for the College of Business Administration as follows. The requirements below are for the new curriculum.
|Composition||ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in composition|
|Foreign Language||Two terms of foreign language at Pitt or by successful completion of three years of the same foreign language in high school|
|Humanities||Two courses, select an approved course from two of these three areas: Literature, Music/Art, or Philosophy|
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion||One approved course|
|Social Sciences||Two approved courses from different disciplines|
|Natural Sciences||One approved course|
|Foreign Culture||One approved course|
Admission to Pitt Business is handled on a rolling basis, which means that there is not a specific application deadline by which to apply. Students are admitted for any of Pitt’s three academic semesters: fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May). You are encouraged to apply well in advance of the semester in which you want to enroll. The College of Business Administration reserves the right to close admission for the semester once capacity has been reached.
Apply by completing an Academic Program Change Form. Forms are obtained from and submitted to the academic program in which you are currently enrolled. Indicate on your form that you want to transfer to the College of Business Administration. You will be notified via email of your admissions decision.