BA in Business Administration Admission

Admission to the Major in Business Administration

In the event that the number of students who elect Business Administration as a major exceeds the number of positions available, applicants may be subject to screening beyond minimum University of California admissions requirements.

Freshmen: Preference will be given to those who rank the highest using the selection criteria as stated in the Undergraduate Admissions section of the Catalogue.

Transfer students: Junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and who satisfactorily complete lower-division courses in calculus (Mathematics 2A-B), economics (Economics 20A-B), and statistics and accounting (Management 7, 30A, 30B) will be given preference for admission. Management 1 may be completed at UC Irvine.


Change of majors: For current UCI students, our change of major application is available once per quarter (fall, winter and spring). Students should apply in the quarter that they plan to complete all the program prerequisite requirements. The application deadline is Friday of the 6th week of the quarter (at 5:00 p.m.). Students may visit UCI's change of major website here for a list of requirements to be eligible to apply.

Requirements For The Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration


Please refer to the UC Irvine Catalogue for a list of all current requirements.



Sample 3- and 4-year Pathways for Business Administration:


4-year Pathway (click for larger display):



3-year Pathway (click for larger display):


Students with questions regarding the Business Administration major should contact:

The Paul Merage School of Business
Undergraduate Programs Office
SB2 Suite 202
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
Telephone: 949.824.9426

Questions pertaining to UC Irvine admission should be directed to:

Admissions and Relations with Schools
204 Aldrich Hall
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-1075
Telephone: 949.824.6703

For general campus information:

Telephone: 949.824.5011

UC Irvine General Catalogue

UC Irvine Bookstore - The Hill
Telephone: 949.824.4455