University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program

Business Preparation Major Change

Business Preparation is a temporary major for transfer students that are missing a major prerequisite or IGETC upon admission. To qualify for the Business Administration major, transfer students in Business Preparation must complete the remaining requirements before the end of their second quarter:

1) All business prerequisites must be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA:

  • BUS 10: Intro to Business
  • BUS 20: Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • CS 8: Intro to Computing
  • ECON 2: Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3: Intro to Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 (Microeconomic Theory)


  • ECON 103 (Macroeconomic Theory)
  • MATH 22: Calculus for Business
  • STAT 48: Statistics for Business

2) All UCR breadth requirements (with the exception of ENGL 1C and foreign language, which you must complete by graduation) OR an Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) must be satisfied.

3) UCR cumulative GPA of a 2.7

4) 2.00 GPA in any upper‚Äźdivision courses attempted.

5) Students must be admitted to the major by the time they reach 120 units.

Once these requirements are met, students must meet with the assigned alpha advisor in the quarter that they are completing all requirements to be eligible to enter the program. To make an appointment with the assigned advisor, call the Undergraduate Business Programs office at (951) 827-4551.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Undergraduate Business Program
2340 Olmsted Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4551
Fax: (951) 827-5061