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Residency and Transfer Credit Policies

Residency Requirement

To ensure that a degree from the Lubin School of Business truly reflects the school's curriculum standards and philosophy, Lubin students must fulfill a residency requirement. All business students must complete at least one-half, or 50 percent, of the business credits required for the BBA, including the Business Core, major, and auxiliary requirements, in residence at Pace University. In addition, business students must also comply with the University residency requirement that at least one-half of the major requirements and a minimum of 32 credits be completed in residence at Pace University. The capstone course, MGT 490 Business Strategy, as well as selected senior 400-level courses in each program, must also be completed at Pace University. The residency requirement may limit, in some cases, the number of business credits that can be accepted in transfer toward the major and the BBA degree. A student may also transfer credits that, while accepted by the University, cannot be applied to a specific business major. This generally occurs when a student is changing a field of study or enrolling in a business major with few open electives.

Transfer Credit Policy

The Lubin School welcomes and helps transfer students by awarding transfer credit under a variety of circumstances. Students wishing to transfer into the Lubin School of Business must have achieved a minimum overall average of 2.50 in their previous college work, and transfer credit is awarded only for courses completed at other schools with a grade of "C" or better. Transfer credit is generally awarded for courses completed at other institutions that are evaluated by the appropriate Lubin academic department to be equivalent to the following Lubin lower-division business courses: BUS 101, MGT 150, LAW 150, ACC 203, ACC 204, MAR 201, and FIN 260. Transfer credit may also be awarded on a limited basis for Pace upper division 300-level business courses provided that the transfer course is equivalent to the Pace business course as determined by the appropriate Lubin academic department and it is taught at an appropriate academic level.

Lubin iPace Transfer Credit Policy

The following new Lubin iPace Transfer Credit Policy applies to the acceptance of transfer credits to the Lubin iPace BBA Business Studies Program. It is effective for new students entering in Spring 2015 and thereafter.

  1. A total of 75 transfer credits (no more than 68 credits from a two-year institution) will be accepted to the Lubin iPace BBA Business Studies program.  
  2. Up to 12 transfer credits (no more than 3 courses) completed at other institutions  or through CLEP or other testing  may  be applied to the Business Core. MGT 490 Business Strategy must be completed at Pace.
  3. A maximum of 6-8 credits earned in business subjects through Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA) may be accepted and applied as transfer credits toward 3 courses in the Business Core only. See point #2 above. Other credits earned through ELA in non- business subjects may be applied to the 75 credits permitted in transfer to Lubin iPace Business Studies program.

Students are required to take a minimum of 45 credits at Pace University to receive the Lubin iPace BBA degree. Students who have completed additional business courses prior to enrolling in the Lubin iPace Program and have received transfer credit for business courses beyond those covered in the Lubin iPace Transfer Policy above should contact the iPace adviser to see if they are eligible to receive one or more waivers of required courses and substitute other upper level Lubin courses or elective courses offered by Seidenberg or Dyson as per their interests.