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The John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics has an admissions process that goes above and beyond simply declaring a major. And there is very good reason for that:

Our programs are demanding.

Our admissions requirements are designed to ensure that, when you enroll as a Goddard student, you’re likely to succeed in this challenging environment and emerge as a highly qualified graduate that businesses are excited to bring on board.

Is Goddard Right for You?

Are you motivated? Hard-working? A natural leader? Passionate about business?

Then you're the type of student who's likely to succeed in our programs.

What Type of Student Chooses Business School?

Those who:

  • Want to learn the skills to become civic and business leaders
  • Dream of starting their own business
  • Want an excellent chance of getting a job after graduation and high starting salaries
  • Have another major but are preparing for a future MBA degree

Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Weber State University
  • Successful completion of English 2010 and Math 1050 (or equivalent) with a "C" grade or higher.
  • Successful completion of Business Foundations (BF) with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA for the six BF courses
  • Successful completion of assessment course: BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only)
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Declaration of business major

Graduate Programs

Our master's degree programs in Accounting (MAcc), Taxation (MTax) and Business Administration (MBA) have separate admissions processes.

Preparing to Apply

1 First Step: Math

Take MATH 1050 as early as possible. This math class is a prerequisite for several Business Foundations courses, which you must complete before admission to Goddard.

Timing Tip

It will take at least 2 semesters after you pass MATH 1050 to become admitted.

Also, begin right away on your English and general education requirements. If you didn’t attend WSU orientation and haven’t met with an advisor, watch our general education video to get started.

2 Declare Your Major

Contact the Goddard Advising Office ( for a form to declare your major. You will need to specify which major you’re interested in.

Not Sure?

All Goddard business programs share a common core of classes. Up until your last few semesters, you can typically change your major without losing progress toward your degree.

3 Business Foundations

Before applying to Goddard, you must complete these Business Foundations (BF) courses, which provide the base for all of our business and economic degree programs.

Reminder: Admission criteria include a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA for these courses and an overall 2.5 or higher GPA. 

  • ACTG 2010 Survey of Accounting I
  • ACTG 2020 Survey of Accounting II
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • IST 2010 Business Computer Skills
  • QUAN 2600 Business Statistics I

Foundations courses For general (non-business) economics students

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • QUAN 2600 Business Statistics I

Assessment & Application

The final step in applying to Goddard is completing:

BSAD 2899: Business Foundations & Admissions Assessment
ECON 2899: Business Foundations & Admissions Assessment (for general economics majors)

This is a free, no-credit online course that takes 2-3 hours to finish. It can be taken the same semester as your final BF course or after you’ve completed all BF courses. 

The course consists of three sections:

  1. Foundations assessment (questions from each of your BF courses)
  2. Goddard application form
  3. Application essay

To register:

In the first week of the semester, register through your eWeber portal. If you miss this window, email the Advising Center from your Wildcat Mail account at and ask to be added to the class. Include your W#.

Application Review

At the end of the semester, once grades have been posted, the Goddard advising center will evaluate your application. They will verify that:     

  • You have the required 2.5 GPA in your Business Foundations courses
  • Your cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher
  • Your essay has been reviewed by the appropriate department chair
  • Your application has been received and your assessment completed

If you receive a grade of “credit” for your 2899 course, you are admitted to the Goddard School.


Do you have questions about the application process? Contact the Goddard Advising Office.