High School of Business™ at BGSU

High School of Business™ (HSB) is an accelerated business administration program that meets the needs of college-bound high school students so high school students can easily transition into college.

In 2007, MBA Research began work on the High School of Business™ program in response to concerns from educators and administrators that many high school students planning to major in business administration in college did not have access to accelerated courses in their high schools.

MBA Research and the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business have similar missions, thus an affiliation agreement was signed to assist High School of Business Students™ easily enroll at BGSU. Both strive to provide educational experiences that result in individuals who are fully prepared for the next step in their future, whether it is going on to college or going into the workforce. 

BGSU business students discuss their experiences in high school through college, including an overview of the High School of BusinessTM  program and the benefits they received by attending BGSU.

High School of Business and BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business

Earn College Credit

High School of Business™ students nationwide have the opportunity to earn up to six college credits from Bowling Green State University.


  • Apply to BGSU
  • Be accepted to and enroll at BGSU
  • Contact Katrina Heilmeier, confirming your participation in an HSB program
  • HSB students are encouraged to apply for more than $50,000 in freshman scholarships for the Schmidthorst College of Business at BGSU
  • HSB students are encouraged to contact the Schmidthorst College of Business to be added to the database to receive direct communication

Contact information: 

Katrina Heilmeier, Assistant Director of Recruitment 
BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business

Specific Credit and Application information:

Credit is available for the following courses:

  • BA 1500—Overview of Business Administration (3 credits hours)
  • ECON 2000—Introduction to Economics (3 credit hours)


  • Complete all six required courses1 in the High School of Business™ sequence
  • Be accepted to and enroll at BGSU
  • Gain admission into BGSU’s Schmidthorst College of Business
  • Authorize MBAResearch to send final exam scores for all six required High School of Business™ courses to BGSU2
  • For BA 1500 credit: BGSU will contact the student regarding administering an examination to receive credit
  • For ECON 2000: Students who scored 80 or higher on the High School of Business™ Business Economics exam will earn credit for ECON 2000
  • Alternative: students who scored between 70 and 79 on the High School of Business™. Business Economics exam will earn credit for ECON 1xxx3
  • BGSU will administer a transcription fee for each course transcripted to student in mid-fall of his/her first semester at BGSU

1 Principles of Business, Business Economics, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Finance, Principles of Management, and Business Strategies.

2 If student is under 18 at the time of the request, a parent must consent as well. Email a request to BerkeyL@MBAResearch.org.

3 ECON 1xxx is a non-equivalent course that is recognized as 3 hours of credit but is not equivalent to a specific course at BGSU. It will count as an elective.

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Updated: 02/23/2022 01:51PM