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The Heavener School of Business offers an educational experience that is nationally recognized for academic excellence. In addition to pursuing a degree, all business majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through co-ops, internships and community service. The school also offers a variety of professional development and leadership opportunities.
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The Fisher School of Accounting administers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAc). The Heavener School of Business administers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (on campus), an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (off campus) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. The Heavener School of Business also offers minors in business administration (for nonbusiness majors only), entrepreneurship, information systems and operations management, real estate and retailing.
In addition to completing a degree, all business majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through co-ops, internships and community service. The Heavener School of Business also offers students a variety of professional development and leadership opportunities, including study abroad, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in student organizations and research activities. For more details on all of these opportunities, consult an academic advisor in 267 Stuzin Hall.
The school encourages all first year students to take Warrington Welcome - First Year Florida (SLS 1102 for business majors), which serves as an introduction to the school and provides students with the opportunity to connect with faculty, advisors and fellow business students.
The school offers academic and need-based scholarships to business majors and study abroad scholarships to business majors and minors who study abroad via a Heavener School of Business study abroad program. Applications for summer and fall semester scholarships are due in March and applications for spring semester scholarships are due in October.More Info
The school has more than 20 business-related student organizations that provide direct access to employment recruiters, leadership opportunities, work experience and the means to develop valuable business-related skills. All business majors are encouraged to join at least one business student organization during their college career.More Info
UF students who matriculated as freshmen can change to a business major if they have a 3.0 UF GPA with no critical-tracking courses completed or a 2.0 UF GPA and a 3.0 critical-tracking GPA. Additionally, students cannot exceed the maximum 130 credits allowed for the degree (excluding AP/IB/AICE/dual enrollment credit). Business majors can change from one business major to another if they are on track and have not completed more than half of their major courses. Upper-division transfer students who are admitted to UF as non-business majors are not eligible for admission to the Heavener School of Business.
UF students who have not attended the university for two consecutive terms must apply for readmission and meet all university readmission requirements. To be eligible for readmission, students must meet Heavener School critical-tracking GPA and course requirements, have a 2.0 UF GPA and no deficits in the core or major/area of specialization GPA and be able to complete a business degree in 130 credits or less. Students who do not meet these requirements should contact an academic advisor.More Info
Business majors are expected to register for the proper courses and to fulfill degree requirements in a timely manner. To avoid unnecessary delays in academic progress, students should consult the UF undergraduate catalog to familiarize themselves with university and school policies.
The school closely monitors the academic progress of its students, requiring them to maintain a 2.0 UF, core and major/area of specialization GPA. Students who do not meet these requirements are placed on academic probation for a maximum of two semesters. Students who do not meet the terms of their probation will be prohibited from continuing in a business major.
The school adheres to all university drop/add policies and deadlines. Students who wish to drop and add a course after the initial drop/add period in the first week of each semester will be fee liable for both courses unless they can provide documentation of administrative error. Students who have used their two lower or upper division drops can petition the school for additional drops if they can document an extenuating circumstance.
With approval from an academic advisor, business majors are permitted to earn two UF undergraduate degrees concurrently (one in the Heavener School and one in another college/school, except for Liberal Arts and Sciences - economics). Dual degree students should plan to complete both degrees in eight fall/spring semesters (or four fall/spring semesters for transfer students). Students pursuing dual degrees must complete coursework for both degrees simultaneously, adhere to the academic plan approved by their academic advisor and graduate in the designated semester. Journalism majors are eligible to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - general studies (BABA-GBA) degree only.
Business majors can use the S/U grade option for free elective courses only. All other required courses, including critical-tracking, general education, core business, major or area of specialization, and restricted elective courses, must be taken for a letter grade. Students can request to take only one S/U course per term using the S/U grade option, although they can take other pre-established S/U graded courses.
Florida public or state college students who have taken equivalent business core or major courses at another institution will be required to retake the course at UF or petition the Heavener School to take a higher-level course in the same subject area. Additional credits will not be earned when repeating equivalent courses. Waiving a required course does not reduce the total credits required for graduation.
To prepare for upper-division business courses, all business majors are required to complete a specified number of critical-tracking courses each semester during the first four fall/spring semesters, meet the required critical-tracking GPA for each term and maintain a 2.0 UF GPA (see table below). Finance majors must complete 2 critical tracking courses each term (1-4), and earn a minimum grade of B in ACG 2021 and ACG 2071.
Three of the business degree programs require an eighth critical-tracking course. The programs and required courses are identified in the table below. Please note that Finance majors have a total of 9 critical tracking courses, see the Finance major requirements page for details. Students must earn the required grade in the eighth tracking course to continue in the corresponding major (see table below). The grade earned in this course does not factor into the critical-tracking GPA.
BABA-GBA students take 11-12 credits of restricted business electives from an approved list. BSBA students take 11-12 credits of any 3000/4000-level courses or 1000/4000-level foreign language courses.
Heavener School of Business honors designations are based on three grade point averages: business core GPA, major or area of specialization GPA and UF GPA. To graduate with honors, students must meet the following minimum standards at the time of graduation: cum laude (3.5 GPA), magna cum laude (3.7 GPA) and summa cum laude (3.9 GPA). Students who are pursuing a magna or summa cum laude designation are also required to complete an honors thesis. Each business major has its own specific thesis guidelines. Students who participate in the University Scholars Program can use their required research paper as an honors thesis.
Students are not allowed to enroll simultaneously at UF and another institution. All business core, major, area of specialization and restricted elective courses must be taken in residence at the University of Florida or as part of an approved study abroad program. The last 30 credits of the degree program must be completed in residence at the University of Florida; however, this requirement will be waived for preapproved study abroad coursework. Otherwise, the residence requirement will be waived only in special cases and must be approved in advance by the school's petitions committee.
The Heavener School of Business offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in finance, general business (for off campus students), information systems, management and marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree in general studies with an outside area of specialization. All undergraduate degrees require 120 credits and all include universal tracking, general education, business core, major or area of specialization, and restricted elective courses. The degree programs are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the functional areas of business.
The school encourages all freshmen to take Warrington Welcome: First Year Florida (SLS 1102, for business majors), which serves as an introduction to the school and provides students with the opportunity to connect with faculty, advisors and fellow business students.
Minors in business administration (for nonbusiness majors only), entrepreneurship, information systems, and real estate and a certificate in retailing leadership are available to undergraduate students.
Business majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through co-ops, internships and community service. The school also offers career and leadership programs, including professional development courses, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in national and international business case study competitions, student organizations and research options.More Info
To broaden their curriculum, business majors are advised to study abroad, learn a foreign language, pursue the school's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: General Studies (BABA-GBA) degree with an area of specialization in international studies, complete an international or international-related minor or take international courses, and participate in international or multicultural student organizations.More Info 041b061a72