The mission of the Bryan School is to prepare students to perform
successfully as business professionals in the global economy and to
enhance the practice of managed organizations through high quality
teaching, research, and professional service.
The Bryan School of Business and Economics is organized into four
academic departments, each of which offers a program leading to the
Bachelor of Science degree. The Department of Economics also offers
a liberal-arts-oriented program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Information Systems and Operations Management
The School's Office of Student Services provides academic advising
which supplements and complements faculty advising. The Director of
the Center, with a professional staff, coordinates orientation and
registration for the School, and administers admission and retention
of majors in the School.
The Office also coordinates the School's Internship Program that integrates
academic study with career-related work for eligible students majoring
in the Bryan School. A variety of internship plans are available to
meet students' needs. Additionally, the Office houses the Bryan School
location of the University's Career Services Center, which is dedicated
to working with business majors on career development and placement
In addition, the School supports one professional center and two professional
offices. The Center for Global Business Education and Research promotes
international business competency and literacy among students, fosters
and disseminates research on global business issues, and creates outreach
programs for the Triad business community. The Office of Professional
Development Programs designs and provides the Program for Management
Development and a variety of other high value management development
programs and custom services designed to meet the specific needs of
clients. The Office of Business and Economic Research conducts sponsored
research of regional, national, and international interest.
Undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Bryan
School of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB, The Association
for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, and in the
case of programs leading to certification to teach, by the National
Council of Accreditation in Teacher Education and the North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction.
Programs within the Bryan School of Business and Economics
prepare students for careers in business, teaching, and government,
or for graduate study. These programs combine the essentials of a
professional education and the breadth of general education. A minimum
of 50 percent of the degree program requirements must be taken in
general education and liberal arts studies outside the School. In
a 122-semester-hour degree program, at least 61 hours must be taken
outside the Bryan School of Business and Economics. In addition, at
least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree
must be earned at UNCG.
The essential components of a professional education in business and
economics (Bachelor of Science degrees) include a common body of knowledge
for breadth and opportunities for advanced work for depth in the various
business and economics disciplines. The common body of knowledge requirements
for Bachelor of Science majors within the Bryan School of Business
and Economics include ACC 201, 202; ECO 201, 202, 250, 300; FIN 315;
ISM 110, 280, 360; and MGT 301, 309, 312, 330, 491; MKT 320.
Noncredit courses, workshops, and special lectures and seminars by
distinguished persons of national prominence promote continuing education
for a diverse public.
Collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University (located in Greensboro) permits UNCG students to take courses
not offered on the home campus - for example, Agricultural Economics
Enrollment in Bryan School Courses
Enrollment in Bryan School courses requires a minimum cumulative
GPA of 2.00 on UNCG coursework, regardless of the student's major
or minor. This includes all courses offered under the following prefixes:
ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, ISM, MKT, and MGT. Courses numbered 300 and above
may have additional enrollment restrictions that are outlined in the
course description for each course.
Requirements for Majoring or Minoring in Bryan School
Students pursuing a major or minor in the Bryan School of
Business and Economics must have a grade point average no less than
a 2.00 on UNCG coursework. Majors in Information Systems and Operations
Management and International Business Studies must have a 2.50 on
UNCG coursework. Requests to major in one of the Bryan School's programs
can be made in the Office of Student Services, 232 Bryan Building.
After being accepted as majors in the Bryan School, students must
then work toward admission to a specific program of study.
for Admission to Programs of Study in the Bryan School of Business
The following are minimum requirements for programs of study in the
Bryan School. Individual programs may have additional requirements.
ACC 201, 202; CST 105; ECO 201, 202, 250; ENG 101, 102;
ISM 110, 280; and MAT 120 or 191
Economics BA program:
ECO 201, 202, 250; ISM 110; and MAT 120 or 191
Business Minor program:
ACC 201 and ECO 201
Students should plan to complete the pre-admission courses by the
end of the sophomore year, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application for Admission
Students should apply for admission to the School and to
a major during the semester in which they are completing pre-admission
courses. Those completing the courses during a fall semester should
apply by October 1. Those completing the courses during a spring semester
or during the summer, should apply by March 1. Applications are available
in the Undergraduate Student Services Office, 232 Bryan Building.
Admission to a program of study may be denied in cases where additional
enrollments would threaten the academic quality of classes or programs.
Criteria for Continuing in the Bryan School
of Business and Economics
Students who have been admitted to the Bryan School of Business
and Economics must be in good academic standing at UNCG, must maintain
at least the GPA required for program admission, and must meet the
continuation requirements of their programs of study.
Foreign Language Requirements
Nine hours of a foreign language are required for all BS
programs. When possible, students are strongly encouraged to enroll
in sections that are designated for business majors. These sections
will utilize business terminology and situations and will be indicated
by a "B" following the course number (e.g. SPA 101B). Students
may place out of up to six (6) hours of the foreign language requirements
with appropriate scores on a placement exam. At least three (3) hours
must be taken at the intermediate level or above.
International Business Studies majors are required to take an additional
foreign language and should work closely with their advisor in selecting
the appropriate sequence.
Non-native speakers of English are exempted from this requirement.
Since most of the courses in the major are taken during
the junior and senior years, transfer students often complete their
programs without extending their total stay beyond the usual four
years. As a general guide, courses taught mainly to freshmen and sophomores
here will usually, but not always, be accepted in transfer from accredited
two-year colleges. Courses numbered 300 and above generally will not
be accepted in transfer credit from two-year institutions. In order
to allow timely completion of the pre-admission courses, transfer
students are encouraged to complete MAT 120 or 191, Calculus, prior
Second Baccalaureate Degrees
Students pursuing a second bachelor's degree must meet all
requirements within the Bryan School. A minimum of 50% of the Bryan
School and departmental requirements must be completed at UNCG. The
Bryan School cannot, at this time, accommodate persons who seek only
to complete a series of courses in one field (such as Accounting or
Suggested Academic Workload Guidelines
The faculty of the Bryan School of Business and Economics
recognizes that many Bryan School students hold jobs to support college
expenses. The faculty wishes to emphasize that academic excellence
and scholastic achievement usually require a significant investment
of time in study, research, and out-of-class projects. To provide
guidance to students in planning their academic and work schedules,
the faculty of the Bryan School have endorsed the following recommendations:
1. In general, students should plan to devote between 2-3 hours outside
of class for each hour in class. Thus, students with a 15-hour course
load should schedule between 30-45 hours weekly for completing outside-of-class
reading, study, and homework assignments.
2. Students who are employed more than 5-10 hours each week should
consider reducing their course loads (credit hours), depending upon
their study habits, learning abilities and course work requirements.
3. Students should take into consideration that many business course
require group work and plan accordingly. A list of the courses that
typically require group work can be found on the Student Services
web site. Go to www.uncg.edu/bae
and select "Student Services".
Scholarships and Fellowships
Procedures and requirements for applying for undergraduate
scholarships are described in Expenses,
Payments, Refunds, and Financial Aid.
AOS Code: U398
Required: minimum of 21 semester hours
The Business Minor, consisting of 21 semester hours, is available
for majors outside the Bryan School of Business and Economics who
are in good standing in the University. The minor complements a variety
of professional, and arts and sciences fields. To earn a Business
Minor, a student must meet the following requirements in the order
1. Complete ACC 201 or 202 and ECO 101 or 201 with a grade of C- or
for admission to the minor program in the Bryan School Student Services
Office, Room 232, Bryan Building. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
3. Consult with an advisor in the Bryan School Student Services Office
to select 15 semester hours of electives.
A grade of C- or better must be achieved in each course utilized for
Admission to the minor may be denied in cases where additional enrollments
would threaten the academic quality of classes or programs.
The Bryan School supports and encourages students to participate
in the University Honors Program. Details regarding participation
in the program are included in each departmental section.
Additional information regarding academic planning, course
sequencing, appeals process, and course requirements can be found
at the Bryan School Student Services web site. Go to www.uncg.edu/bae
and select "Student Services."