D'Amore-McKim School of Business Change of Major Process


Any questions or concerns about the Change of Major process can be directed to DMSBTransferServices@northeastern.edu.


Step One: Research Your Program of Interest

We recommend the following resources to determine whether your goals and skills are a good fit for the major and career you are considering.

  • Set up a meeting with Career Design.
  • Review our description and requirements for the BS in Business Administration (or any of our Business Administration combined majors), including the concentrations of interest to you.
  • Review the course catalog to read course descriptions for the classes that you would be taking for the new major. You should be interested in the classwork of your proposed major!
  • Consider the time and expense it will take to complete a business degree.
  • On the “Resources” tab of your Student Hub, run a Degree Audit using the “Explore Options” feature to determine the remaining requirements.
  • Refer to tuition costs on the Student Financial Services website
  • Talk with business majors who are currently in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business!

Step Two: Complete the Change of Major Request Form

Once you're sure you want to transfer into a BSBA program or combined Business Administration major, you'll need to complete the Change of Major Request Form.

Completing the form by the priority deadline ensures that a student will receive business major class overrides before registration dates. If the form is completed after the priority deadline, the request will be reviewed at the end of the semester. All Change of Major requests that meet the entrance criteria will take effect for the following term.

Please note: After completing the Change of Major Request form, a D'Amore-McKim Academic Advisor will reach out to you to schedule a meeting before your request is processed, if needed.

Once your Change of Major is processed, you will meet with your assigned Academic Advisor to complete your academic plan.

Deadlines & Effective Terms

Change of Major Priority Deadlines are:

  • FALL Priority Deadline: October 24, 2022, Final Deadline is Reading Day
  • SPRING Priority Deadline: March 20, 2023, Final Deadline is Reading Day
  • SUMMER Priority Deadline: June 22, 2023, Final Deadline is Reading Day of Summer 2

Change of Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

  • Good Academic Standing (Full-time student status and minimum 2.0 Cumulative GPA)
  • 2.0 Cumulative GPA
  • 2.0 Business GPA

Combined Business Administration Majors

  • Change of Major requirements may vary based on the selected combined major.