Admission and Certification Requirements

College of Business Programs

The College of Business has certification requirements in the following majors: Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Professional Sales, Real Estate and Risk Management/Insurance, which means you have to complete all our prerequisites and have a minimum GPA in order to meet the certification requirements to be eligible for upper division coursework. Students wishing to major in Accounting, Finance or Management Information Systems must have a specific GPA in all attempts for the prerequisite courses for certification. We are not limited enrollment, which means if you satisfy our requirements for your intended major, you can be certified to take upper division business courses.

Students must complete all requirements by the end of their 4th term of enrollment. Students transferring to Florida State University from any other institution are expected to have all requirements completed at the time of transfer. Students who have attended a 4-year institution are only eligible to transfer up until their junior year.

To be eligible for any of the College of Business majors, each student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be admitted to Florida State University.
  • Must have completed at least 52 semester credit hours.
  • Must have the required overall GPA (computed on all prior college-level work) that is in effect for the term in which application is made. A 2.90 GPA is required for the following College of Business majors: Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Professional Sales, Real Estate and Risk Management/Insurance. The required GPA is subject to change each year. Accounting, Finance and Management Information Systems majors are required to be in good academic standing and have a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses, which is calculated using all course attempts. The prerequisite GPA is subject to change each year. Please keep in mind that FSU does not do grade forgiveness, which means all course attempts are calculated into the GPA.
  • Must have completed the following courses with a grade of "C-" or better in each course (or its equivalent):
    • *ACG 2021 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (Students taking ACG 2001 - Principles of Accounting I and ACG 2011 - Principles of Accounting II must complete both courses to satisfy this requirement. Accounting majors must make a B or better)
    •  *ACG 2071 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Accounting majors must make a B or better)
    • *CGS 2100 - Microcomputer Applications for Business or CGS2518 - Spreadsheets for Business
    • *ECO 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • *ECO 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • *MAC 2233 - Calculus for Business and Non-Physical Sciences
    • *STA 2023, STA 3014 or QMB 2100 - Fundamental Business Statistics

If you have questions regarding admission to the College of Business limited-access programs, please contact in the college’s Undergraduate Programs Office.