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  Admissions Requirements

Course Load

In order to ensure that students have the best chance of successfully pursuing their studies, the maximum permissible course load for all majors will depend on current cumulative grade point average. The following course load limitations will apply:

  • Cumulative GPA > Below 2.0 > Maximum Hours = 12
  • Cumulative GPA > 2.0-2.49 > Maximum Hours = 15
  • Cumulative GPA > 2.5 & above > Maximum Hours = 18

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Attendance Policy

All students must attend class in accordance with the NSU attendance policy stated in the student handbook. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from class or a grade of "F."

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Transfer Credit

Credits transferred to Norfolk State University from other AACSB-International-accredited colleges or universities may be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses in a School of Business curriculum at NSU, without restriction. Credits transferred to NSU from colleges or universities not accredited by the AACSB-International may be accepted as substitutes only for those courses determined to be equivalent to lower division courses in a School of Business curriculum at NSU.

Credits transferred to NSU from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses in a School of Business curriculum at Norfolk State University according to the Norfolk State University/Virginia Community College System Transfer Guide. Exceptions to this policy could result from testing or other validation procedures established by the Dean of the School of Business.

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Admission Requirements

Credits transferred to Norfolk State University from other AACSB-International-accredited colleges or universities may be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses in a School of Business curriculum at NSU, without restriction. Credits transferred to NSU from colleges or universities not accredited by the AACSB-International may be accepted as substitutes only for those courses determined to be equivalent to lower division courses in a School of Business curriculum at NSU.

Credits transferred to NSU from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses in a School of Business curriculum at Norfolk State University according to the Norfolk State University/Virginia Community College System Transfer Guide. Exceptions to this policy could result from testing or other validation procedures established by the Dean of the School of Business.

A. Business Majors

The School of Business has a lower division (freshman, sophomore) and an upper division (junior, senior). Admission requirements for the lower division are as follows:

  1. Completion of two units of high school mathematics (including one unit of algebra) and two units of science;
  2. A cumulative grade point average of "C" (2.00) or better in high school or college work; and
  3. Indication of readiness to enroll in English 101, adequate reading skills, and eligibility to enroll in college mathematics as evidenced by scores on college placement examinations.

Admission to the upper division requires the completion of all courses in the lower division (freshman, sophomore years) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Non matriculating students may not take courses in the School of Business without consent of the department chair and dean.

Students transferring courses to NSU from colleges and universities accredited by AACSB International may be granted advanced standing. Transfer credits from community colleges and other schools not accredited by AACSB International will be accepted for those approved courses equivalent to those specified for the freshman and sophomore years in the major program selected in the School of Business. Exceptions to this policy may be established by the Dean of the School of Business. At least 50 percent of business course credits must be earned at NSU.

B. Minor in Business

A non-business student is required to take six courses (18 hours) to earn a minor in Business. This will include five required courses (15 hours) and one elective course (3 hours).

   Minor in Business
 Required Classes Elective Courses (choose one)
 BAD 175Introduction to Business3  DSC 370Total Quality Management3
 ACC 201Principles of Financial Accounting3  ENT 387Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
 MGT 365Organizational Behavior and Theory3  FNC 360Corporate Finance3
 MKG 366Principles of Marketing3    
 I SM 375MIS and E-Commerce3    

C. Minor in Accountancy

A business or a non-business student is required to take five courses (15 hours) to earn a minor in Accounting. This will include three required courses (9 hours) and two elective courses (6 hours).

   Minor in Accountancy
 Required Classes Elective Courses (choose two)
 ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I3  ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II3
 ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II3  ACC 315Federal Income Tax I3
 ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I3  ACC 330Accounting Systems3
     ACC 413Cost Accounting3
     CC 414Auditing3

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Curriculum Requirements

  • All freshman and sophomore-level (lower division) courses in the curriculum must be completed before students enroll in junior and senior-level (upper division) courses. Upon completion of the lower division courses, a student whose grade point average is at least 2.0 may apply to a School of Business department for admission to upper division.
  • A letter grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all courses offered in the School of Business. In addition, a letter grade of at least "C" must be earned in the following non-business courses:
 ENG 101Communication Skills IMTH 132Calculus for Non-Science Majors
 ENG 102Communication Skills IISCM 285Principles of Speech 
 MTH 131Pre-calculus for Non-Science Majors