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General Information Business Programs at Barry

Whether you’re planning on owning a business, working for a small to mid-size business, or being part of a large corporation, Barry University’s Andreas School of Business will prepare you for success. You will learn essential business concepts, understand the interdependencies of business and society, and be involved in projects that will enhance your experience in the professional world.

The School is AACSB-accredited, which ensures that you will receive a quality and internationally-recognized education. By selecting our program, you have made the decision to receive a degree from a distinguished business school especially since only 5% of the 13,000 business schools in the world have AACSB accreditation and less than a third of U.S. business programs have successfully passed the rigorous evaluation.

In addition to the benefits of attending an AACSB-accredited school, Barry University’s School of Business provides you with other advantages. You will:

  • Have professors who focus on your learning as their primary responsibility.
  • Interact with successful business leaders in your major at the Business Experience events.
  • Have the opportunity to become a member of the Barry University chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma, the AACSB Honors Society, and the Financial Management Association National Honor Society, which have received special recognition from their respective national organizations.
  • Pursue a program that has been nationally ranked in several editions of the Princeton Review's "Best 301 Business Schools.”
  • Attend a University that the U.S. News and World Report ranked as one of the most diverse campuses in the South.
Graduation Requirements

Pursue an education that prepares you for positions of responsibility and leadership in business and society throughout the world.

Program Highlights

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    History and Mission

    Founded in 1976, Barry University’s School of Business provides high-quality academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students in an inclusive and caring environment

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    Accreditation

    The School of Business is accredited by AACSB - International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), known as the “gold standard of accreditation” for business schools.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of the Barry B.S. in Business Administration program demonstrate global business knowledge and skills; understand individual, business, and community ethics and social responsibility; and can foster entrepreneurship and innovation.

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    Entrepreneurship Lab

    The Andreas School of Business is home to the Barry Entrepreneurship Lab, which helps student visionaries start a new business/nonprofit or expand an existing business.

Accreditation AACSB International

Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the world's premier accrediting agency for business administration programs and recognizes all of our graduate and undergraduate programs.

That means you will graduate from a business school that meets the standards of distinguished programs worldwide and provides every qualification to ensure your success as a business leader. You will grow and learn from highly experienced, accessible faculty only — not teaching assistants — in a classroom with an average of 20 fellow students.

AACSB International

Barry is the only university in South Florida and Catholic university in the state or southeastern U.S. that is AACSB-accredited.

What it means to be accredited:

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    Best of the Best

    AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-caliber instructors that will offer you the leading-edge courses and programs that businesses look for when hiring leaders.

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    Career-building Network

    You can build partnerships with business educators to co-create and solve some of today’s most challenging issues in your chosen industry.

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    Seal of Approval

    When you see an institution display the AACSB accreditation seal, you can be confident that the school is committed to continually improving the quality of the education it offers—preparing you to succeed in your career.

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    Values and Mission

    AACSB values quality, diversity and inclusion, global mindset, ethics, social responsibility, and community. It's mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

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    Barry Alumna Ruth Forbes appointed as first female CEO of FortisTCI. July 14, 2021

    Ruth Forbes, a Barry alumna and a Turks and Caicos Islands native, has been chosen to succeed FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and become the first woman at the head of the company

Academics Majors and Minors

The School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) which allows you to choose from six different majors including Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. 

In addition, a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is offered, preparing students for work in a variety of sport, recreation, and health promotion areas. 

Choosing a major for your academic career can sometimes be a difficult task. Let us help you become more familiar with the different options:

Major Accounting (BSBA)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting prepares students for careers in auditing, corporate accounting, management consulting, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and taxation. It equips the prospective business executive with tools for intelligent analysis, planning, control, and decision making. Graduates of this program have and will continue to be among the leaders of the profession and the worldwide business community. The accounting curriculum provides an excellent background for the student who wishes to pursue graduate work in business, public administration or law. Because this curriculum is highly structured and courses must be taken in a certain order, interested students should select this major as soon as possible in order to graduate within four years.

Accounting graduates who meet the requirements of the State Board of Public Accountancy of Florida are eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Florida. Most states (including Florida) require accounting professionals who wish to be licensed as Certified Public Accountants to complete 150 semester hours of education. Those who wish to engage in public accounting practice in Florida as certified public accountants should familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations issued by the Florida State Board of Public Accountancy. Students planning to practice outside Florida should consult the CPA board in their intended state of residence (call 1-800-CPA-EXAM for additional information).

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Graduates meeting the requirements of the Florida State Board of Public Accountancy are eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam.

Career Options/Opportunities

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    Private Firms

    Public Administration

    Public Administration

    Business Finance

    Finance

    Public Administration Opportunities

    Law

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    Private Firms

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    Public Administration

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    Finance

  • Public Administration Opportunities

    Law

Program Highlights

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    License Pathway

    The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Barry University meet requirements of the State of Florida to sit for the CPA exam and the Institute of Management to take the CFM and CMA exams.

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    Job Prospects

    Barry Accounting students have earned great jobs upon graduation, including positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ryder.

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Major Finance (BSBA)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investments, commercial and investment banking, international finance, government finance, insurance and real estate. The study of finance provides students with both the theoretical background and the analytical tools required to make effective, value creating business decisions.

As businesses operate in increasingly competitive global environments, and as individuals and institutions seek investments on a global scale, the core fundamental principles of finance and their applications become of greater value and importance.

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A finance degree is perfect for problem solvers as finance careers require sharp individuals with solid decision-making skills.

Career Options/Opportunities

    Business Finance

    Personal Financial Adviser

    Acturary

    Actuary

    Accounting

    Budget Analyst

    Small Class Sizes

    Investor Relations Pro.

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    Personal Financial Adviser

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    Actuary

  • Accounting

    Budget Analyst

  • Small Class Sizes

    Investor Relations Pro.

Program Highlights

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    Employer Demand

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% percent growth in business and financial occupations through 2026. This increasing demand is attributed to globalization and greater complexity of regulations and tax laws plus a growing economy.

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    Myriad Opportunities

    The finance industry includes everything from banking and asset management to venture capital and insurance. In 2018, these sectors combined to form 7.4% -- or $1.5 trillion -- of the U.S. gross domestic product.

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Major International Business (BSBA)

The global economy is a reality, and global trade and investment are growing at unprecedented rates.  The International Business major is ideally suited for students eager to embark on careers in international business as well as those who prefer to focus their efforts on domestic markets.   Barry’s International Business majors will gain solid business knowledge and skills as well as the ability to understand and manage the complexities inherent in the international marketplace.  Our location in Miami, a recognized international business center and home to people of many different cultures, affords International Business majors numerous options to see and directly participate in international business ventures.  Truly, there is no better place than Miami to experience international business!

Completing the International Business major will prepare students for exciting careers in corporate, entrepreneurial, and public sector environments as well as with multilateral institutions.  Past graduates now have successful careers in international marketing, research & analysis, finance, trade, supply chain management, planning, and operations.  The International Business major is also an excellent choice for students planning to attend graduate programs such as law, international relations, and public policy where the understanding of the international marketplace and global institutions is important.

International Business majors are encouraged to select a double major within the School of Business (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) or a minor from another School (e.g. public relations, computer science) to deepen their knowledge of a functional area to assist them in obtaining their first post-graduation positions.

Several aspects of the International Business major differentiate it from other majors, including:

Internships:International Business majors have the unique opportunity to gain relevant, practical work experience prior to graduation through the program’s required international and domestic internships.

Foreign Language:  All International Business majors must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either by completing 12 credits of foreign language coursework or by successfully passing a language proficiency exam).

Study Abroad:International Business majors are encouraged to study abroad during their sophomore or junior year to broaden their international knowledge and experience base.  The School of Business works through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) to provide many study abroad opportunities and has partnerships with business schools in Europe. 

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Alumni Career Paths

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    International marketing

    Bio Research

    Research and analysis

    Business Finance

    Finance

    Supply Chain Demand

    Supply chain management

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    International marketing

  • Bio Research

    Research and analysis

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    Finance

  • Supply Chain Demand

    Supply chain management

Program Highlights

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    Internships

    International Business majors have the unique opportunity to gain relevant, practical work experience prior to graduation through the program’s required international and domestic internships.

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    Foreign Language

    All International Business majors must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either by completing 12 credits of foreign language coursework or by successfully passing a language proficiency exam).

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    Study Abroad

    International Business majors are encouraged to study abroad to broaden their international knowledge and experience base. The School of Business has partnerships with business schools in Europe to make this easier.

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    Expanded Knowledge

    International Business majors are encouraged to select a double major within the School of Business (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) or a minor from another School (e.g., public relations, computer science) to broaden their knowledge.

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Major Management (BSBA)

The management degree program is designed to accommodate a variety of students' career interests. It offers students preparation for entry into corporate management training positions, human resource management positions, and management of entrepreneurial ventures. 

Students learn managerial leadership skills in courses that concern themselves not only with the broad aspects of management and organization but also with developing cutting-edge skills for dealing with problems of motivation, organization design, and the increasingly complex issues of human resource allocation in today's multicultural world.

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A management degree offers broad knowledge of business, finance, economics and marketing plus practical skills and work experience.

Career Options/Opportunities

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    Corporate Management

    Knowledge And Truth

    Corporate Management Training

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    Human Resource Management

    Knowledge And Truth

    Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures

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    Corporate Management

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    Corporate Management Training

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    Human Resource Management

  • Knowledge And Truth

    Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Program Highlights

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    Broad Overview

    Designed with today's business professional in mind, the Management program emphasizes management essentials such as finance, accounting, economics and marketing.

  • Student Centered Program

    Varied Courses

    Courses in the Management major include Conflict and Negotiation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Communications.

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Major Marketing (BSBA)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing prepares you for a career in marketing, sales, and marketing research. The marketing major focuses on the study of all activities required to determine which products and services are most desired by consumers as well as how to design and implement programs to efficiently communicate and distribute products and services.

Marketing students learn to make decisions about product design and quality, pricing, advertising, channels of distribution, and personal selling in ways to enhance consumer satisfaction and further the goals of the company or organization.

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Marketing professionals help further an organization’s vision by creating brand strategies and fostering good customer relations.

Career Options/Opportunities

    Business Marketing

    Advertising and Promotions Manager

    Program Flexibility

    Content Strategist

    Search Document

    Data Scientist

    User

    Copywriter

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    Advertising and Promotions Manager

  • Program Flexibility

    Content Strategist

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    Data Scientist

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    Copywriter

Program Highlights

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    Broad Overview

    Designed with today's professional in mind, the Marketing program emphasizes management essentials such as finance, accounting, economics and international business.

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    Varied Courses

    Courses in the Marketing major include Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research and International Marketing.

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Major Sport Management and Business Administration

Bachelor's degree in Sport Management and Business Administration will prepare you for a broad range of careers and enable you to focus on your particular area of interest, such as sport administration, sport marketing, or risk management.

The bachelor's program in Sport Management and Business Administration at Barry offers distinct advantages:

Solid preparation. The program combines thirty credits in Sport Management with thirty credits in business core courses like Organizational Behavior and Management, Marketing, Accounting, Managerial Finance, Information Systems, etc. This not only prepares you for a job in sport, it also opens many career paths in the world of business, which increases your marketability.

Career Opportunities. South Florida's ideal climate and extraordinary array of sport venues coupled with our contacts in the local sport industry provide you with incomparable internship placements and year-round access to a variety of sport-related activities.

Experienced Faculty. Professors who possess strong academic credentials and experience in the field and who are committed to helping you to achieve your professional goals.

The Sport Management program requires a total of 120 credit-hours.

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Barry’s campus provides the perfect setting for this field, allowing you to be exposed to major international sporting events.

Why choose Barry?

    Inclusive Community

    Excellent career opportunities

    Trophee Sports

    Strong NCAA Division II athletic program

    Basketball

    Year-round sport options

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    AACSB accreditation

  • Inclusive Community

    Excellent career opportunities

  • Trophee Sports

    Strong NCAA Division II athletic program

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    Year-round sport options

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    AACSB accreditation

Program Highlights

  • Accelerated Learning

    Master's Degree Options

    If eligible, you can earn the Sport Management master's degree by adding just one year to your bachelor's program. You can also take electives in journalism, communications, and psychology.

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    Quality Curriculum

    A combination of courses gives you the opportunity to develop management, marketing, and financial skills and allows you to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the sport enterprise.

  • Experiential Learning

    South Florida Advantages

    South Florida's tremendous sports industry offers a vast number of internship opportunities in a variety of sports. Students have worked with teams like the Miami Heat, Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, and Miami Dolphins.

  • Teamwork

    Hands-on Experience

    Our relationship with alumni and local professional organizations enables you to gain valuable experience and networking opportunities to grow in the industry.

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Business Program Minors

You may want to be a part of the business school, but you don’t exactly want to make it a full-time priority. You can minor in one of our specializations, and this can be a great option for you.

Keep in mind that you must complete all courses with a C or better, and no more than 6 credits can be transferred over from another university into the Andreas School of Business.

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You can minor in one of our specializations:

    Finance

    Business

    Business Finance

    Economics

    Office

    Management

    Business Marketing

    Marketing

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    Business

  • Business Finance

    Economics

  • Office

    Management

  • Business Marketing

    Marketing

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Preparing you for success Academic Advising

Students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in any of the majors in the Andreas School of Business with 24 or more credits completed are advised by faculty members and the Assistant Dean.

Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) in the Andreas School of Business plays its part in making the missions of Barry University and the Andreas School of Business a reality for students. 

UAA assists in fulfilling the University's mission, particularly the objectives of providing a quality education in a caring environment. In addition, UAA is also guided by the goals of the Andreas School of Business, especially, the enabling of students to become successful business practitioners.

Get the most out of Academic Advising

The following points elaborate on the mission of UAA.

Your academic advisor will:

  • Be knowledgeable of the degree requirements of all the majors of the School of Business and the proper sequencing of courses to ensure a successful completion of the degree program in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Inform you of all degree requirements and the correct sequencing of courses to ensure timely completion of the degree program.
  • Assist you in developing your decision making skills concerning your education by explaining all the ramifications of the decisions that you make concerning your degree program and the sequencing of coursework.
  • Assist you with the clarification of your educational plans, with the interpretation of institutional requirements and academic policies, and with the evaluation of your progress towards achieving your goals.
  • Provide advice concerning academic and personal problems and referral to other University departments that can assist you in fulfilling your educational and personal goals.
  • Inform you about other educational resources within the School of Business, such as Internship and Study Abroad Programs and Career Resources.

School of Business Study Abroad

Barry University offers a variety of Study Abroad options. You can choose to study in a partner institution at a foreign country and receive college credit for it. Studying abroad can be an exceptional experience, and there are some many places that are available to students.

Dr. Katherine Nelson, Director of Study Abroad, provides the information that you need to plan the learning trip of your choice that will ultimately change your life in a positive way. Studying abroad opens your mind and exposes you to different ways of life

 

To participate in study abroad, students have to fulfill the requirements of the Study Abroad program chosen and be in good standing.

After meeting with the Director of Study Abroad, School of Business students must meet with the Assistant Dean of the School of Business to discuss how the study abroad experience is best accommodated within their academic program. Students can only participate in a pre-approved Study Abroad program to obtain transfer credit.

Contact the Director

Advantages of Studying Abroad

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    Travel

    You experience a culture different from your own. You will learn that people from different countries view things differently. This experience can help you with your personal development and your critical thinking skills.

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    Learn a new language

    You can take courses in and practice your second or third language. There is no better language lab than the country itself. And more opportunities develop for you as your language skills increase.

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    Write it on your resume

    Your resume will stand out more since you have had experience in dealing with a different culture. Executives will take notice of the experience on your resume.

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    Meet new people from a variety of places

    You will interact with students from all over the globe who may be studying in the program you have chosen.

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    Receive College Credit

    You may get academic credit for the subjects you choose to study.

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    Explore and have fun

    You can enjoy the sights, museums, architecture, and cuisine of the country you visit.

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School of Business Career Services

As a Barry University student, you will not only receive personalized attention from your professors, but you will also have access to all of the resources found at the Barry University Career Development Center.

The goal of Career Development Center is to encourage each student to take personal responsibility to utilize the center’s services to develop his or her career planning skills from freshman through senior year and beyond. 

Career Development Center Employer Resources

All of the following services are available for students and alumni:

  • Access to Barry University's online job posting system for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities
  • Participation in fall and spring semester career fairs
  • Attend Internship Day activities
  • Improve interview skills by interviewing with local employers during Mock Interview Day
  • Meet one on one with a Career Counselor regarding career planning, resume writing, job search strategies and more

School of Business Faculty

Barry's small, interactive business classes are led by scholarly, full-time faculty, of which more than 90% hold doctoral degrees. The ASB faculty have a unique combination of international diversity and cultures.

Our faculty also have business experience with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, and Harris Corporation.

These seasoned mentors will work side-by-side with you, teaching you how to negotiate, manage successfully, and become effective leaders in today's rapidly changing business arena.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can apply to attend Barry University. From application to graduation, we support you every step of the way. Apply anytime, anywhere. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the better. Some majors require extra information for acceptance into specific programs. See what you need to apply, since general admission doesn't guarantee acceptance into all majors.

As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

Apply Now! Admission Requirements

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. Curious about qualifying? Take a look at our Net Price Calculator.

Financial Assistance Tuition and Fees

Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

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