Online BBA (OBBA) Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Students must first be admitted to FAU or be a current FAU undergraduate student to meet the requirements to declare an OBBA major. There is no separate application required for admission to the Online BBA program.

Important: Our OBBA programs are designed for students who have already completed all lower division (freshmen and sophomore) requirements. Students should plan to complete all of FAU’s Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP) or a Florida public Associate in Arts degree before becoming a fully online student at FAU

New FAU Students

All new FAU students should apply to FAU through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The admissions office can answer all of your questions about the admission process. All prospective students for online business majors are admitted to FAU as “Pre-Business Online.” 

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I will start at FAU with 0 – 29 college credits earned.

Once admitted, students will attend orientation and work with University Advising Services on the IFP and pre-business requirements. When in progress to complete all of the requirements to declare a major, students can make an appointment with a College of Business advisor to officially become an OBBA student.

I will start at FAU with 30 or more college credits earned.

The College of Business has a dedicated website that explains the process for transferring to FAU as a business student. This process is the same for both OBBA students and on campus students. Learn more about the COB transfer process here.

Please note that it is highly encouraged that students transfer to FAU with a Florida public Associate in Arts degree and all requirements to declare completed. Students without a Florida public AA can still transfer to FAU but may need to complete IFP requirements before becoming a fully online student.

I have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree should immediately make an appointment with a business advisor after being admitted to FAU. Your business advisor will determine what courses from your previous degree can be used towards your second bachelor’s at FAU and review the requirements to declare your OBBA major.



Note: The IFP is not required for second bachelor’s students.


Current FAU Students

If you are a current FAU student, review the requirements to declare an OBBA major, and make an appointment with a business advisor through Success Network to determine if the OBBA program is an option for you.


All Students: Requirements to Declare an OBBA Major

In order to declare the fully online program, students must have seven or more courses remaining to finish their degree in addition to fulfilling the requirements below:

  • Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP) completed or waived through one of the following options:
    • Complete all IFP courses at FAU (typically during freshman and sophomore year)
    • Complete an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution and transfer to FAU (must send a hard copy official transcript for proof of AA)
    • Transfer to FAU without an AA from a Florida public institution (must request an IFP audit and complete any missing IFP courses at FAU)
    • Attend FAU as a Second Bachelor’s student (prior bachelor’s degree waives the IFP requirement)
  • 60 or more credits earned
  • Foreign Language Requirement (FLENT) completed or waived via prior bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in the pre-Business foundation courses from the chart below

Note: Online Accounting majors must also pass the Accounting Competency Exam with a minimum score of 70%.


Pre-Business Foundation Courses (2.5 GPA Required in the Courses Below)

Pre-Business Foundation Courses (Minimum Grade of "C")
Course Title Prefix Number Prerequisites (Minimum Grade of "C")
College Writing I ENC 1101  
College Writing II ENC 1102 ENC 1101
Accounting I (Financial) ACG 2021 30 credits
Accounting II (Managerial) ACG 2071 ACG 2021
Macroeconomics ECO 2013 30 credits
Microeconomics ECO 2023 30 credits
Methods of Calculus MAC 2233 MAC 1105 or ALEKS score of 45
Introductory Statistics STA 2023 MAC 1105, MGF 1106, MAC 2233 or ALEKS score of 30
Information System Fundamentals ISM 2000  
Contact Us

Sylvanna Fahnestock

Online BBA Advisor

Sylvanna Fahnestock

FAU College of Business | Fleming West, Suite 102
Appointments: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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Undergraduate Advising Department

FAU College of Business | Fleming West, Suite 102
(561) 297-3688
Appointments: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Walk-ins: Thursdays only 8:30am-4:00pm

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