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Minor in Business

Beginning in Fall 2013, a Minor in Business is now 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 and will add value to many technical and non-technical majors across campus. The minor curriculum provides a broad introduction to fundamental business concepts through a cohesive set of courses. The curriculum will enable non-business students to integrate business concepts, skills, and perspectives into their declared majors while applying and building upon the analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills they have already developed.

In order to declare the Minor in Business, students must first be admitted to the Minor in Business through the competitive application process. Entry to the Minor in Business is processed once per year, with applications due by May 31, and admission decisions conveyed in July. Only those students who are accepted to the minor via the admission process will be eligible to have the Minor in Business listed on their University record, regardless of coursework completed.

Prospective Students

Prospective students should consult the Minor in Business Admissions page to learn about the application process, prerequisites, information sessions, and deadlines.

Current Students

Curriculum Requirements

The Minor in Business curriculum consists of 15 credit hours and has flexible core and elective components. Eligible courses taken prior to acceptance to the minor can be used to fulfill the 15 credit hour requirement, however, applicants are not required to complete any of the 15 credit hours prior to admission. Only those students who are accepted to the minor via the admission process (see above) will be eligible to have the Minor in Business listed on their University record, regardless of coursework completed. Students admitted to the minor must complete all minor requirement courses for credit and for a grade (may not be taken pass/fail).  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required within the minor coursework.

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.

Note: Effective Spring 2017, MKT 302 will replace MKT 300 in the Minor in Business core. 


After admittance to the Minor in Business, students will work with an Academic Advisor in the Ross School of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs to officially declare the minor, develop a plan of study, and release the minor upon graduation.  Current students may schedule an advising appointment here.

A list of core courses, action-based learning courses and approved electives for Spring and Fall 2015 terms can be found here

Ross Community Resources

As members of the Ross community, Minor in Business students have access to a wide variety of resources.  Specifically, Minor in Business students have access to:

  • Academic Advising
  • All undergraduate Ross courses, even those that don’t count toward the Minor in Business, including Ross Global Initiatives (study abroad) offerings. Note that registration in some Ross courses may require instructor consent (to ensure prerequisites are met, and seats for Minor students may be limited).
  • All Kresge Library Resources, including Course Syllabi Archive, Faculty working papers, business databases and periodicals, and job search engines such as WetFeet.com and Vault.com
  • Access to the Career Resources tab on iMpact (http://www.bus.umich.edu/MyiMpact/Career.aspx), including
    • Using online tools for self-assessment, developing a resume and brand, networking, interview preparation, negotiation, and career exploration.
    • Creating a resume in the Ross iMpact site
    • Viewing job postings, networking hours, and recruitment events
    • Receiving iMpact messages from recruiters
    • Corporate presentations, networking hours and recruiting events at Ross
    • Career workshops and information throughout the career and search process conducted by Career Services Staff
    • Drop-in counseling with a MBA or Senior BBA Peer Career Coach
    • For more information on MiB career resources, see this presentation on RCS for MiB Students
  • Printing allocations
  • Reserving available study rooms throughout the Ross building
  • Membership opportunities for select Ross student clubs 


Please email BusinessMinor@umich.edu or schedule an academic advising appointment.