Undergraduate Business Advising

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Welcome to the Monte Ahuja College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center

The center provides services to current and prospective students. The Undergraduate Business Advising Center provides the following serves for all current undergraduate students of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. Business undergraduate advisors will help students with on-going academic advising issues such as understanding University, College and Major course requirements, as well as developing long term graduation plans and completing graduation application evaluations. Also, the Center can help current students with issues regarding College and University petition request, explore a variety of College scholarship and career/internship options. For prospective transfer students, the Center provides transfer credit/course evaluation services for students seeking to transfer to the Monte Ahuja College of Business.  

Why do you need advising?

Every undergraduate business student should meet with an Academic Advisor. Not only will an advisor ensure that you take the proper courses to fulfill your degree requirements and graduate on time, but an advisor can help make the rigors of college more comfortable.  Our advisors are experienced professionals who will help all College of Business students learn more about the required Cleveland State University General Education and College of Business graduation requirements.

Academic Advisors can help you:

  • Capitalize on the economic benefit of taking a full course load (12-16 hours) while balancing your workload throughout the semester
  • Maximize transfer credits
  • Thoroughly review your Degree Audit within Campus Net
  • Recognize the opportunity to earn a minor by augmenting courses already completed
  • Determine eligibility for transient status
  • Develop your personal Academic Graduation Plan

How to make an appointment?

Undergraduate Advising Center office hours


Click here to view same-day advising hours for August 2014

Monday & Wednesday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Advising is available on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 1:00pm in Main Classroom (MC) 116. Interested students should inform the Campus411 All-in-1 front desk that they wish to speak with the academic advisor on duty. Please note that the advisor on duty is not necessarily a College of Business academic advisor, but may be an advisor from any college or program across campus. For more information, please call (216) 687-9376.

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Academic Achievement & Scholarships

Academic honors are a way for the University to note your success. Students acheiving a semester GPA of 3.25 or above may fall into one or more categories of academic honors and be acknowledged accordingly. Please see the Academic Achievement page for more information.

Additionally, scholarships may be available for students meeting certain criteria. Many scholarships are based on both merit and need. Please see the business scholarships page for additional information.

Academic Probation

All undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 to remain in good standing. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student may be placed on academic probation or face academic dismissal. Please see the Academic Probation web page or contact the Undergraduate Advising Center for more information.

Need academic help?

Tutoring, study skills workshops, note-taking ideas, GPA calculators, and success coaching are available! More information on these and other resources.


Students who have been academically dismissed from the university may petition for readmission following a one-year absence (minimum). In order to initiate such a request an appointment with an academic advisor is required. Please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center for information regarding deadlines associated with this process.


All students must complete a graduation application before a degree will be conferred.  Guidelines exist for graduation application procedures.  Applications may be obtained from the Advising Office, BU 219.  All students must meet with an Academic Advisor before submitting a graduation application.  We suggest that students meet with an advisor upon earning senior standing (90 credit hours) to review their status and discuss all remaining degree requirements.

Cleveland State University requires all students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later to have foreign language proficiency.  This may be demonstrated by either passing a two year foreign language sequence in high school (ex. 9th and 10th grade Spanish) or a two semester foreign language sequence at the college/university level (ex. SPN 101 & SPN 102).  The requirement may also be met upon completing a two semester sequence of American Sign Language (SPH 251 & 252) and a foreign culture course.  Students whose native language is not English should contact the CSU Modern Languages Department (216-687-4645).  All official high school, college, and university transcripts should be sent to the Cleveland State University – Attn: Registrar, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.


For More Information
Undergraduate Advising Center
1860 East 18th Street- Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
Telephone: (216) 687-3729
Email: businessadvising@csuohio.edu
Fax: (216) 687-5311