Progression Requirements - Muma College of Business
All students entering USF for the first time in Fall 2017 or later, who subsequently earn three (3) D and/or F grades in any or any combination of the following courses at USF will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance and to a major not conferred by the Muma College of Business. The courses are: ACG 2021 , ACG 2071 , CGS 2100 , ECO 2013 , ECO 2023 , MAC 2233 (or equivalent), and QMB 2100 (or equivalent).
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites - Hospitality Management
Following Florida BOG Regulation 8.010, state mandated common course prerequisites are lower-division courses that are required for progression into the upper division of a particular baccalaureate degree program.
Transfer credits will be accepted from accredited institutions; however, all hours earned may not be applied toward USF business degree requirements. Individual courses will be evaluated by an academic advisor and appropriately credited toward requirements in the student’s program at USF.
Florida public state or community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state or community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in finance, marketing, management, and accounting, as well as other business administration courses, taken at the lower division level will not be accepted for upper division credit at USF in business administration. In general, business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs of the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.
Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS) program in Business Administration are fully admissible to USF Muma College of Business, but may only earn a major in Management. Please see a business advisor to determine the articulation courses, discuss admission to the Muma College of Business and prepare a program plan for degree completion.
Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (A.S.) program in any other discipline should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, SVC 2002, (813) 974-4051, for information regarding course transferability and degree articulation.
Completion of the following State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites (or equivalents) with a grade of C- or higher in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA:
- ACG X021 Principles of Financial Accounting or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) - 3 credit hours
- ACG X071 Managerial Accounting - 2-3 credit hours
- ECO X013 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credit hours
- ECO X023 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credit hours
Industry Experience Requirements: Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.
- 700 hours prior, concurrent or subsequent to taking HFT 4945
- 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945
Students must earn at least a 2.00 overall GPA, USF GPA, and in the major to be certified for graduation.
In the required core courses, students may not receive a grade lower than “C-.”
At least 50% of the major coursework must be completed at USF.
HFT 2930 , Special Topics in Hospitality, may be used to satisfy any outstanding lower-level electives. Students must see academic advisor regarding this course.