Majors in Business (BBA)

Majoring in Business (BBA)

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA Program is selective.
The BBA Application deadline for Spring 2022 is January 3, 2022. Students may begin applying on October 4, 2021
To access the application form, students must first sign into their QC Student google account. For instructions, please visit the Queens College IT page and scroll down to "student resources" for a full guide on accessing your Queens College Google suite account. If you have any issues accessing you student google account, please contact the Queens College IT help desk.
Complete the BBA Application form

NOTE: All 300 level Business classes have been set to 0 because they are only open to BBA majors who must call the department at x75440 in order to obtain permission to register.

1. Declaring a Major

     Declaring a BBA Major in Corporate Finance, International Business, or Actuarial Studies The BBA program has three majors: Corporate Finance; International Business; and Actuarial Studies. Students who wish to be in the BBA program must formally apply to the Economics Department.

2. Course and Graduation Requirements for the BBA Major

To apply, students must meet the minimum requirements:

   1. Completion of four core courses: Economics 101 and Economics 102 and Accounting 101 and Accounting 102

   2. Average grade across these four courses of at least B (= GPA of 3.0). The standard used for acceptance to the program appears under the next heading: "Applying for the program does not mean a student is accepted into the program". 3.0 is the minimum grade point average that must be met in order to apply to the program.

   3. No grades across these four courses below C-

Applying for the program does not mean a student is accepted into the program.
If you get accepted, you will receive a letter in the mail. This letter will contain instructions on how to complete your concentration form:

     First, the number of places is determined. This number is based on the resources available each semester. Second, these places are allocated to students based on their average GPA across the four core courses (Economics 101 and 102; Accounting 101 and 102).

     Average GPA is the only rule applied. It is applied to all students.

     The lowest GPA needed to be accepted into the program varies depending on the number of places available and the number of applicants. In recent years, only students with GPAs above 3.0 were accepted. The only way to be accepted into the program is to get the highest possible grades in the four core courses.

     Meeting minimum requirements to apply does not guarantee admission. Admission is limited by space availability in the major for a given semester. The undergraduate BBA admissions committee will review all applications received by the due date. Following that competitive process, students will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in the major for the upcoming semester. Notifications will be in late October for entrance into the major for the Spring semester, and in early March for the Fall semester. Unfortunately, all qualified students may not be admitted to the major due to limited space availability. Students not accepted for a particular semester are welcome to reapply another semester.

     Transfer students may apply for the BBA major before matriculation. The BBA application should be submitted along with the application to the Queens College.

     Students coming into or attending Queens College with transfer credits for any of these four core courses must attach to their BBA application an official transcript showing the course grades. Transfer grades must meet the grade requirements for the BBA program. (Transfer students may retake the core courses at Queens College; the transfer credit will then be forfeited).

     Students should not take upper level BBA program courses unless they have been accepted into the program. Students should not expect that - if they have taken BBA courses - they can become BBA majors retroactively. The only way to graduate as a BBA student is to be accepted into the program.

     The BBA program will begin accepting Fall 2021 applications on October 4, 2021. The deadline for Spring 2022 is January 3, 2022.
     As of March 2021, the program will no longer accept applications via email. Students will instead apply through an online application form, which will be posted here.

3. Concentrations for the BBA Major

      The BBA major includes twelve core courses covering the basics of Economics and Accounting. Click here /BBA_Core.ihtml for a list of these core courses. Students must also study mathematics, business economics, and marketing.

     Within the BBA program students must choose a particular track for their major:
1. Corporate Finance

2. International Business

3. Actuarial Studies for Business

     Each track has separate requirements in addition to the core courses. Click on the above links to see the requirements for each track.

     In addition to all general Queens College requirements, students must complete all requirements for the appropriate major. Students must have a grade point average of at least B- (=GPA of 2.7) in courses taken for the major at Queens College in order to be certified for graduation with a BBA degree. All courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C- or better. All courses in business fundamentals, society and ethics, and concentration courses taken for the BBA must be completed with a letter grade to be counted for the major. P/NC grades will not be accepted.

     Those interested in a business minor should visit the Business and Liberal Arts program (BALA) website.

4. Registering for Courses

Register into courses via CUNYfirst.

5. Assessing your Academic Status

Your academic status can be monitored using Degreeworks.

     Degreeworks has a "what if" feature that enables students to see their transcript under different majors. Pick a major, year of graduation, and make sure to choose "process what if." This will help plan your studies under different potential majors or minors.

6. Information for Graduating Students

Students must consult with the Academic Advising office in Kiely 217 the semester before filing their diploma card. The Advising Office will check that you have satisfied all Queens College requirements.

Graduating seniors must complete the following procedure at the beginning of the last semester:
   a. Make sure all documented information about courses, transfer credits, course substitutions and petitions are on file in the LCD Office.
   b. Check your transcript to see that it is complete and accurate.
   c. File a diploma card with the Registrar's Office before the deadline.

Contact Information:
The Business Office resides within the Economics Department at:
300A Powdermaker Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, New York 11367
Phone: 718-997-5440 Fax: 718-997-5466

Area Studies

For International Business majors only

(Finance and Actuarial Studies majors, see Globalization and Environment electives)


ECON 211: Economics of Asia

ECON 212: Economic Problems of Latin America

ECON 245: Economics Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

ECON 231: Economics of China

ECON 301: Economics of CryptoAsset

ECON 302: Blockchain and Money

ECON 327: Political Economy of the European Union: Past, Present, Future


(Topics covered in the following courses vary by instructor. Depending on the topics chosen, the courses may count towards the area studies electives with the permission of an advisor.)

ANTH 206: Peoples of South America

ANTH 208, 208W: Peoples of South Asia

ANTH 209: Peoples of Europe

ANTH 210: Peoples of East Asia

ANTH 211: Peoples of Africa

ANTH 212: Peoples of the Middle East

ANTH 215, 215W: Peoples of the Caribbean


HIST 222: Europe Since 1945

HIST 106: History of Latin America, 1825 to the Present

HIST 145: Modern South Asia


PSCI 230: Politics of Development

PSCI 233: Transitions to Democracy

PSCI 234: Contemporary Western Europe

PSCI 235: Contemporary Russia

PSCI 238: Contemporary Asia

PSCI 239: Contemporary Latin America

PSCI 240: Contemporary Middle East

PSCI 252: Contemporary Issues in International Relations

PSCI 254: The Politics of the International Economy

PSCI 257: Western Europe in World Politics

PSCI 258: Asia in World Politics

PSCI 269: Colloquium In International Politics


SOC 273: Social Change in Africa

SOC 274: Social Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

SOC 275: Sociology of Asian Americans

Globalization and Environment

For Finance and Actuarial Studies majors only

(International Business majors, see Area Studies electives)


ECON 204: International Political Economy

ECON 207: Comparative Economic and Financial Systems
*Note: If ECON 207 is chosen as a major elective, it may not also be chosen as a globalization elective.

ECON 208: Process of Economic Development

ECON 232: Economics of Climate Change

ECON 228W: Economics of the Environment

ECON 326: International Economics

ECON 245: Economics Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

ECON 301: Economics of CryptoAsset

ECON 302: Blockchain and Money

ECON 328: International Finance
*Note: If ECON 328 is chosen as a major elective, it may not also be chosen as a globalization elective.


ANTH 302: Ecology and Culture

ANTH 304: Anthropology of Development


ENSCI 100: Our Planet in 21C


GEOL 025: Natural Resources and the Environment


HIST 222: Europe since 1945

HIST 106: History of Latin America: 1825 to Present


PSCI 231: Political Culture and Political Socialization

PSCI 232: Comparative Political Economy

PSCI 233: Transitions to Democracy

PSCI 234: Contemporary Western Europe

PSCI 235: Contemporary Russia

PSCI 236: The Politics of Developing Nations

PSCI 237: Contemporary Africa

PSCI 238: Contemporary Asia

PSCI 239: Contemporary Latin America

PSCI 240: Contemporary Middle East

PSCI 243: Contemporary Central America

PSCI 250: International Law

PSCI 251: International Organization

PSCI 252: Contemporary Issues in International Relations

PSCI 253: Problems in International Law and Administration

PSCI 254: The Politics of the International Economy

PSCI 255: Comparative Foreign Policy

PSCI 256: Africa in World Politics

PSCI 257: Western Europe in World Politics

PSCI 258: Asia in World Politics

PSCI 259: Latin America in World Politics

PSCI 260: The Middle East in World Politics

PSCI 261: Russia in World Politics


SOC 279: Globalization: Social and Geographic Perspectives



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Actuarial Studies


     The Actuarial Studies for Business major prepares students for a career path in the insurance industry, as well as preparing them for a series of actuarial examinations. These examinations test an individual’s competence in probability, calculus, statistics, and other branches of mathematics. The first few examinations help students evaluate their potential as actuaries. The Actuarial Studies major helps students to prepare for the first of these examinations, and teaches them the skills that will be necessary to progress through the more advanced examinations at a later date. Students in the Actuarial Studies for Business program also gain an excellent grounding in business skills through the Business Fundamentals courses.