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Transfer Student Admission

The transfer applicant from outside the University of Miami must submit a satisfactory academic record in compliance with the standards of the University of Miami Office of Admission. The applicant must be in good academic standing at all institutions previously attended with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. All transfer applicants to the School of Business Administration must have earned a grade of “B” or better and received college credit for a calculus course equivalent to MTH 161. The calculus course must be evaluated by submitting the syllabus and textbook title for review by the Department of Mathematics and Office of Undergraduate Business Education.

PLEASE NOTE: Some institutions use the words below in the title or description to describe their math courses.

  • Long Calculus
  • Brief Calculus
  • Applied Calculus
  • Business Calculus

Courses that use the above terms are NOT equivalent to UM's MTH161 and may not be used to fulfill the business school’s requirement. All calculus courses must be offered for 4 credits.

Some descriptions may state that Calculus 1 is the first part of a two/three-part course of a sequence ( described/numbered as Calculus 1, 2 and 3). These courses may be equivalent to UM's MTH140-141 sequence. The completed sequence (both must be completed not one completed and enrollment in the second), with the grade of B or better in both, are acceptable for entry to the SBA in lieu of the MTH161 requirement.

For credit to be awarded, all transfer coursework must be from an accredited institution and reflect a minimum grade of “C” (2.0). Any business course that is from a non-AACSB accredited institution will be accepted as an elective toward the degree requirements. An applicant may appeal the decision by submitting the syllabus and textbook title to the appropriate department for review. All grades earned in transfer courses shall be used to determine the overall cumulative grade point average. This includes repeated courses under any forgiveness policy at a previous institution.

Further, transfer coursework must meet specific curriculum requirements as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Business Education. Note that transfer students must complete 50 percent of the total Business Foundation and Professional Business Core and 50 percent of all major and all minor courses at the University of Miami. In addition, transfer students must comply with the Residency Requirement set out below.

It is strongly recommended that transfer applicants meet the following requirements at the time of transfer application:

  • One semester of microeconomics (ECO 211 or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Economics), which may also be fulfilled by:
    • A score of "4" on the AP Microeconomics exam;
    • A score of "5" on the IB Higher Level Economics exam.
  • One semester of macroeconomics (ECO 212 or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Economics).
  • One semester of financial accounting (ACC211 or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Accounting).

It is strongly recommended that transfer applicants with 60 semester hours or more meet the following requirements at the time of transfer application:

  • Two semesters of introductory economics, Micro and Macro (ECO211 and ECO212), which may also be fulfilled by:
    • A score of “4” on the AP Micro and/or Macroeconomics exam;
    • A score of "5" on the IB Higher Level Economics exam awards credit in microeconomics;
    • A score of “6” on the IB Higher Level Economics exam awards credit in Micro- and macroeconomics;
  • A course or courses equivalent to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, as determined by the Department of Economics.
  • One semester of financial accounting (ACC211 or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Accounting).
  • One semester of managerial accounting (ACC212 or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Accounting).
  • One semester of statistics, which may also be fulfilled by:
    • A score of "4" on the AP Statistics exam;
  • A course equivalent to Introduction to Business Statistics (MAS 201) as determined by the Department of Management Science.

For more information about the School of Business curriculum and transfer course approval forms click here

Recent News

May06

Top Graduating MBAs and Favorite Professors Honored in Awards Ceremony

The best among the School’s MBA classes of 2014 along with their favorite professors have been honored as part of an annual MBA awards program. Awards were presented to outstanding faculty and the top graduates in the Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, and Global Executive MBA programs.

Apr27

Top Graduating Seniors and Faculty Honored in Celebration of Excellence

Seniors graduating from the School of Business and top faculty members were honored at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony April 25. The event was held to celebrate the accomplishments of students as they prepare for life after college.

Feb27

School’s Accounting Students Win Two of Four IIA – Miami Chapter Accounting Scholarships

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Miami Chapter has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two School of Business accounting students. The scholarships, won by Brian Finkel and Mari Pape, are two of just four scholarships awarded each year to students pursuing degrees at colleges and universities in Miami-Dade and Broward each year.

Oct30

Undergraduates in the Big Apple for Up-Close Look at the World of Finance

A group of 16 undergraduate business students had the opportunity to learn about the world of finance first-hand in New York City in October. The trip, made possible through the Bermont-Carlin Scholars Program, included visits to the JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Barclays, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill and a number of other firms.

Sep12

School of Business Alumnus Appointed as Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture

Ruben Dario Lizarralde (MSPM ’99) was named Colombia’s minister of agriculture by President Juan Manuel Santos on September 11.

Upcoming Events

Apr 07

Ethics Film Series 2015 Screening: Last Days in Vietnam

In the ninth Ethics Film Series, Arsht Ethics Initiatives and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocative films followed by lively debate.

Apr 13 - Apr 14

Miami World Strategic Forum

Heads of states, central bank governors, Fortune 500 CEOs and global thought leaders will gather to share their views about critical financial, business, energy and international trade issues at the 5th edition of the World Strategic Forum, under the general theme Engineering the Resilient Economy.

Apr 16

Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute - Inaugural Leadership Lecture

Join us in this exciting opportunity to gain insights on "Excellence in Leadership" from the Honorable Frederick E. Vollrath, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired.

Apr 21

MBA Programs Information Session

Learn how University of Miami full-time and evening/weekend MBA programs can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career.

Apr 21

Ethics Film Series 2015 Screening: The Fog of War

In the ninth Ethics Film Series, Arsht Ethics Initiatives and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocative films followed by lively debate.

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