Beginning in Fall 2013, a Minor in Business will be offered by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Minor in Business is designed for students who would like to complement their non-business undergraduate major with business knowledge. The curriculum will enable non-business students to integrate business concepts, skills, and perspectives into their declared majors and will add value to many technical and non-technical majors across campus. Students will be eligible to apply to the minor if it has been approved by their school (see Admissions requirements below).
- Complete the prerequisites by the end of the Winter term in which they are applying
- Have junior standing or above (55 CTP +) by the end of the Winter term in which they are applying
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a school at UM-Ann Arbor that has approved the minor for its students. The schools that have approved the Minor in Business for their students are:
- College of Engineering
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
- School of Kinesiology
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance
- Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Students who are interested in the Minor in Business are encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions, which will be offered in both March and April.
APPLY to the Minor in Business by May 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. (Please know that you cannot save and return to your application. The written response prompts are provided on the main front page of the application if you would like to complete the responses first in a word document and then cut and paste them into the form when you are ready to submit your full application.)
MATH 105, 115, or 120
- College credit for Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, or Calculus III is required.
- Includes AP credit for Math 120
- Includes IB, A-level, or transfer credit for an exact U-M course equivalent (not departmental credit, e.g., Math 101X)
- Students who have upper level Calculus MATH courses or Honors Calculus will meet this requirement.
First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR) as approved through the LSA Sweetland Writing Center or ENGR 100
- Includes transfer credit for any course approved as First-Year Writing at U-M (not departmental credit, e.g., English 101X or ENGCMPTC 101X)
ECON 101 Microeconomics
- Must be completed by graduation
- Includes IB, A-level, or transfer credit for the exact U-M course equivalent (not departmental credit, e.g., Econ 101X)
- AP credit will NOT fulfill this requirement.
- Can be completed for a letter grade or as pass/fail
- ECON 401 will also fulfill the ECON 101 co-requisite requirement
1 The MATH 105, 115, or 120 prerequisite may be satisfied by AP, IB, A-Level, or upper level Calculus MATH courses at UM-Ann Arbor.
2 Students admitted to the Minor in Business will work with a Minor advisor in the Ross School of Business BBA Program Office to determine the appropriate Action-Based Learning and elective coursework.
After admittance to the Minor in Business, students will work with an Academic Advisor in the Ross School of Business BBA Program Office to officially declare the minor, develop a plan of study, and release the minor upon graduation.
Students who have not yet been admitted to the minor are encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions, which will be offered in both March and April.
Questions? Please email BusinessMinor@umich.edu.