How to Apply to Business Major
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.
Students who have completed at least:
three full semesters at Brandeis (or at least one semester at Brandeis, 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 (Business Fundamentals)
Fall Semester: November 30 - December 31
Spring Semester: May 1 - May 30
Within a month after the closure of the Business Major Application. Exact dates TBD
Students denied application to the major may apply on one more occasion or may complete the business minor.
- I am already a business minor, can I still apply to the major?
- Yes! You can declare your business minor prior to applying to the major. If you are accepted to the major, we will switch your program.
- My 200-level class isn't appearing on my degree audit, what do I do?
- Please fill out this transfer credit form to have your 200-level classes appear on your degree audit.