How to Apply to Business Major

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The process of applying for the Business Major is separate from the process of applying to Brandeis. The business major at Brandeis is one of only two majors on campus for which students must apply and which is competitive. This means that there is no guarantee that all applicants will be accepted. A Business Major at Brandeis will only be granted to students who applied to it, were formally accepted to it, and completed all of the required course work toward the Business Major at Brandeis. Acceptance into the program is required for transcript notation.

There are two application periods during the year, one at the end of the fall semester and one at the end of the spring semester. There are also prerequisites for applying.

Who may apply?

Students who have completed at least:

  • three full semesters at Brandeis (or other colleges, for transfer students)

  • three entry-level courses with grades of C or better: ECON 2a (Survey of Economics) or ECON 10a (Introduction to Microeconomics), BUS 6a (Financial Accounting), and BUS 10a (Functions of the Capitalist Enterprise)

How do I apply?

Complete the online application and upload:

  • one-page essay (as outlined in the application)

Your transcript will be automatically sent to the admissions committee.

When should I apply?

We have two application periods per year, one in May and one in December.

Can I reapply?

Students denied application to the major may apply on one more occasion or may complete the business minor.