Pre-Master's Program - For Non-Business Degree Holders

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Pre-Master's program at Johnson & Wales University is designed for outstanding international students who have completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in countries where the three-year bachelor’s degree is considered the dominant degree in specific areas of study. The program provides qualified three-year degree holders the opportunity, through a Pre-Master's schedule of undergraduate courses, to equate their education to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree while fulfilling Pre-Masters program prerequisites. Students successfully completing the Pre-Master's program with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 will enroll directly into their selected graduate business program. 

Pre-Master's Program - For Non-Business Degree Holders


ACCT1210Financial Accounting *4.5
Business Administration - Management
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
or MGMT2001 Human Resource Management
ECON1002Microeconomics *4.5
Or higher, such as
Contemporary Economic Issues
ENG1020English Composition4.5
ENG1021Advanced Composition and Communication4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
or MRKT3005 Brand Marketing
Choose one of the following:4.5
Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
Social Sciences
LEAD1010Foundations of Leadership Studies4.5
Total Credits45.0

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.