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Business Minor Curriculum

Students admitted to the Business Minor will be required to complete 15 credits of Ross School of Business coursework, in addition to the co-requisite ECON 101. Admitted students will work with a minor advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Programs to declare the minor, confirm they are meeting the minor requirements, and determine the appropriate coursework from the options below.  Students may view the Business Minor checklist to plan their minor program. 

Co-Requisite Requirement: 

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) must be completed by graduation.

  • Includes IB, A-level, or transfer credit for the exact UM 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 grading basis
  • ECON 401 will also fulfill the ECON 101 co-requisite requirement

Core Requirements (12 credits; can be completed in any order):

  • ACC 302 Financial Accounting (3) OR ACC 471 Accounting Principles (3)
  • FIN 302 Making Financial Decisions (3) OR TO 302 Managing Business Operations (3)
  • MKT 302 Marketing Management (3) OR MO 302 Positively Leading People and Organizations (3)
  • STRATEGY 302 Business Strategy (3) OR Action-Based Learning course from the following list (subject to change):
    • BA 453 Action Learning Projects (3)
    • BA 445/STRATEGY 445 Base of the Pyramid: Business Innovation for Solving Society's Problems (3)
    • BA 455/456/457 Living Business Learning Experience (3 each)
    • ES 395 Entrepreneurial Management (3)
    • MKT 401 Marketing Management II (3)
    • MO 355 Magnify Immersion Program (3 count as elective 3 count as ABL)
    • MO 463 Creativity at Work (3)
    • TO 465 Management Consulting (3)
    • TO 482 Projects in Operations, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (7.5)

Completion of any of the following courses prior to Fall 2012 will substitute as follows:

  • ACC 271 or ACC 300 for ACC 302; ACC 272 for ACC 301; BIT 311 for TO 311; FIN 300 for FIN 302; MKT 300 for MKT 302; MO 300 for MO 302; OMS 311 for TO 302

Elective Options (3 credits minimum required):

Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits of electives from the following list (subject to change):

  • ACC 301 or 303 Managerial Accounting (3) 
  • ACC 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting (3) 
  • ACC 315 Cost Accounting (3) 
  • BCOM 329 Social Media and the Changing Nature of Business Communication (3)
  • BCOM 369 Effective Business Presentations (3)
  • BL 305 Legal Environment (3) 
  • BL 306 Law of Enterprise Organization (3)
  • BL 410 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (1.5)
  • BL 411 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (3)
  • BL 482 Real Estate Law (3)
  • BL 488 Business & Public Policy - Carson Scholars Program (3)
  • BUSABRD*
  • ES 250 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ES 329/FIN 329 Financing Research Commercialization (3)
  • ES 425/MKT 425 New Product Management (3)
  • ES 427 Family Business (1.5)
  • ES 444 Introduction to Microfinance (3)
  • FIN 317 Corporate Financing Decisions (3) 
  • FIN 320 Real Estate Fundamentals (1.5)
  • FIN 321 Commercial Real Estate Finance (1.5) 
  • FIN 408 Capital Markets and Investment Strategy (1.5) 
  • FIN 409 Fixed Income Securities and Markets (1.5) 
  • FIN 415 Corporate Investment Decisions (3) 
  • FIN 425 Entrepreneurial Finance (3) 
  • FIN 440 Financial Trading (1.5)
  • FIN 480 Options and Futures in Financial Decisions (3) 
  • MKT 310 Fundamentals of Sales Management (3)
  • MKT 312 Retail Marketing Management (3)
  • MKT 313 Consumer Behavior (3) 
  • MKT 316 Sensory Marketing (1.5)
  • MKT 322 Digital Marketing (1.5)
  • MKT 403 Brand Management (1.5)
  • MKT 408 Pricing (3) 
  • MKT 409 Social Media Marketing (3)
  • MKT 411 Advertising Management (1.5)
  • MKT 418 Marketing Analytics (3) 
  • MKT 426 Customer Analytics (1.5)
  • MO 321 Leadership in Organizations (3) 
  • MO 324 Managing Professional Relationships (3)
  • MO 414 Managing Change (3)
  • MO 415 Introduction to Managing Human Capital (3) 
  • MO 455 Foundations in POS (Positive Organizational Scholarship) (3)
  • STRATEGY 310 Competing in the Global Business Environment (3) 
  • STRATEGY 411 Corporation in Society (3) 
  • STRATEGY 491 Business Model Innovation (3)
  • TO 411 Decision Support with Excel (3) 
  • TO 414 Advanced Analytics for Management Consulting (3)
  • Any additional Business Minor Core course

*(All study abroad coursework offered through Ross Global Initiatives can be used to fulfill the minor elective requirement)

CLASS FEES

There is no additional tuition for pursuing the Ross minor.  However, some Ross classes have been approved to charge class fees.  The Registrar's Office keeps a list of courses with approved class fees along with the maximum charge allowed for that course.

View course descriptions here.  

Questions?

Contact rossugacadadvising@umich.edu.  Admitted students may schedule a Business Minor Advising appointment

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