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General Business Administration Major

Overview of the General Business Administration Major

The General Business Administration (GBA) degree is designed for mid-career students returning to college to complete their undergraduate degree. We generally encourage such students to complete a degree in a specific discipline, but recognize that this doesn’t suit some mature students. To enroll in the GBA program, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

A) Must be applying for admission to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and bringing in a minimum of 45 transfer credits completed elsewhere. 

B) Must possess significant full-time professional work experience away from college. 

C) Must meet the minimum transfer credit requirement and/or be a returning student who has been away from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for five years or more. Those who lack the minimum 45 hours of transfer credit are encouraged to take courses at a Community College (though with no guarantee of admission to the GBA program).  

D) Submit a short essay explaining why you seek the GBA instead of a degree in a specific discipline. The essay should also describe the kinds of upper-level business courses you intend to take.

For a list of all the courses required to complete this 120 credit hour General Business Administration degree, please see the General Business Admin Self-Tracking Sheet (PDF File - 74 KiB).

For more information on requirements, please see the University Undergraduate Catalog.

General Business Administration Major

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