University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program

Pre-Business Major Change

For students who begin UCR as freshmen and are interested in the Business Administration major, it is recommended that they complete the Pre-Business Program during their freshmen and sophomore year.

Joining the Pre-Business Program

To join the Pre-Business Program, students must meet with an academic advisor in the Pre-Business offices at 3400 HMNSS. More information on the Pre-Business Program can be found here.

Applying to the Business Administration Major

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 breadth requirements must be completed (with the exception of ENGL 1C and foreign language, which must be complete by graduation).

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 attend a mandatory application workshop in the quarter that they are completing all requirements to be eligible to enter the Business Administration major. To attend an application workshop, contact the CHASS offices at (951) 827-3683.

More Information 

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