Bulls Business Network
What is the Bulls Business Network (BBN)?
The Bulls Business Network, an organization for high-achieving first-year students, provides an avenue for aspiring business students to enjoy early admission to the business program, provides special registration and advising opportunities, and promotes events and activities designed to help build a small community within the larger USF family.
Benefits of the Bulls Business Network
Select freshman are accepted directly into the Muma College of Business based on their high school GPA and SAT or ACT test scores, while the majority of students are not fully admitted to the college of business until after they complete their first two years of general course requirements. BBN students take the same classes as their non-BBN peers, but enjoy several benefits as a result of the BBN membership:
- Living learning experience
BBN members are eligible for the Bulls Business Community or the Zimmerman Advertising Program, two residential programs where students can live with their peers who are not only in similar classes, but have commons goals and interests.
- Registration perks
BBN students have an opportunity to avoid mass lecture classes. Smaller sections of business classes are reserved exclusively for BBN members each semester.
Students in the BBN may apply for special Muma scholarships and may join business student organizations normally open only to juniors and seniors.
- Business Honors Program
Members of the BBC or ZAP living-learning communities can also apply to be a part of the highly selective Business Honors program. This prestigious program inspires passion and nurtures exemplary potential in students by blending rigorous coursework and research activities with special residential, service, international, and applied learning opportunities found inside and outside of the classroom.
Membership is automatic and restricted to incoming first time in college students who have met the following criteria:
- 3.5 (minimum) high school GPA (weighted)
- SAT score of at least 1210, which is based off the new SAT, with minimum 570 math OR ACT score of at least 25 and minimum 25 math
- Completed USF application is required; if you are an incoming freshman declaring intent to major in business and meet BBN eligibility, you will receive a letter welcoming you to the program
Are non-BBN students eligible to earn a permit to take a BBN course?
Yes, on a space available basis. Students who are not members of the BBN may take a course reserved for BBN students. However, a minimum USF GPA of a 3.00 is required in order to be eligible to enroll in a BBN section. You must apply for a BBN permit starting the Wednesday before classes begin each term.
In the comments section, please write a note stating you are not BBN, but would like to request a permit.