Undergraduate admissions

Want to be part of the Mike Ilitch School of Business? Start by applying to Wayne State University.

Wayne State admissions information

Apply to Wayne State

Declare a business major

When you complete Wayne State's online admissions application, choose one of the following business disciplines as your major:

You can choose to earn either a B.A. or B.S. in business administration and declare a major from the list above. The B.A. has a foreign language requirement; the B.S. does not.

If you're admitted to Wayne State, you're admitted to the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Your major selection is not binding and can be changed at any time. After you're admitted to the university, simply submit this form to officially declare a business major.

If you have any questions, contact an advisor.

Business minor for all Wayne State students

As an undergraduate non-business major, our business minor offers you a terrific opportunity to broaden your understanding of business principles and practices you'll encounter throughout your career, no matter your field of expertise. As a business minor, you'll develop a working knowledge of accounting, finance, management and marketing that will make you more competitive within your field.

Law minor for all Wayne State students

As an undergraduate student, our law minor offers you the chance to benefit from faculty with expertise in law and business harnessed in one synergetic program. You will engage with the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Law School in a cooperative endeavor that will combine the skills and talents of two of the finest units in the university.

Irvin D. Reid Honors College

Wayne State's Irvin D. Reid Honors College provides the university's highest achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to become members of an engaged and dynamic academic community through a curriculum that is challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary. Honors courses enrich undergraduate education, providing a unique set of experiences that integrate our four defining pillars: community engagement, service-learning, undergraduate research and career exploration.

You must be accepted to the Honors College and meet course requirements to graduate with departmental or university honors. Learn more on the  Irvin D. Reid Honors College website.

First-Year Interest Groups

Designed to bring together students with similar interests or academic goals, First-Year Interest Groups (FIG) utilize block scheduling to create learning communities and simplify registration to two clicks. Block schedules are a combination of courses based on a specific academic interest or theme. Registering for a FIG takes some of the frustration and guesswork out of selecting and registering for classes.

As part of  First-Year Student Orientation, students will be invited to sign up for a FIG based on their interests and placement. Most incoming first-year students will take four or five classes their first semester, for a minimum of 12 credits for full-time study. If approved, a set of courses will be pre-loaded into their registration. Students will then work with their advisors to register for their FIG and complete their schedules.