UC Irvine Change of Major Criteria

Paul Merage School of Business

Change of Major Requirements:

Business Administration


Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

Students must meet BOTH requirements:

  • 2.70 GPA
  • 2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major.
Course grades

Students must complete ALL of the following requirements:

  • Completion of Mathematics 2A-B
  • Completion of Economics 20A-B or Management 4A-B
  • Management 7, 30A, 30B
  • An average 3.00 GPA in all required management courses completed at the time of application.
  • Applications for change of majors will be processed quarterly.  Please be advised that completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the major; space is very limited.  Please consult the Merage School directly with additional questions:ugprograms@merage.uci.edu, 949.824.9426; SB2 Suite 202.
  • Junior-level standing (90 or more units).
  • If the eligible applicant pool exceeds the number of positions available, additional selection criteria will be grades in Mathematics 2A-B, Economics 20A-B, or Management 4A-B, Management 7, 30A and 30B.


Business and Information Management


Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

Students must complete the following requirments:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in the quarter immediately preceding the change of major.
Course grades

Students must complete the following requirements with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher at the time of application:

  • Mathematics 2A-B
  • Informatics 41/42/43 or ICS/CSE 21/22 and ICS 52*

*ICS 52 requires that ICS/CSE 23 be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • While this major is jointly offered by the Donald Bren School of ICS and the Paul Merage School of Business, all administrtive and advising functions for the students will be administered by the Donald Bren School of ICS Student Affairs Office.
  • Students who have completed some but not all prerequisites may be considered if sufficient space is available.
  • Students will not be able to complete the degree in Business Information Management prior to Spring 2011.


zds, June 1, 2011

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