Important Polices

Whether you are a business school or non-business school major, the process for declaring a minor is the same. Students majoring in one of the five majors offered by the School of Business may choose to minor in international business or entrepreneurship. Students with a major outside of the School of Business may choose to minor in business or entrepreneurship practice.​

Business School Majors Interested in a Minor

1. Students must have completed 30 credits (sophomore standing) to declare the Minor in International Business or the Entrepreneurship Minor and take the minor courses. Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied to the minor.

2. At least 8 credits of coursework for either minor must be unique for that Minor and not used to fulfill other major, concentration or minor requirements.

Non-Business School Majors Interested in a Minor

1. Students must have completed 30 credits (sophomore standing) to declare the Business Minor or the Entrepreneurship Practice Minor and take the minor courses. Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied to the minor.

2. At least 8 credits of coursework for either minor must be unique for that minor and not used to fulfill other major, concentration or minor requirements.

3. Students who have already taken and received credit for MGMT 301/303, MIS 301/303, MKTG 301/303 or OM 301/303 can substitute these courses as follows, and cannot receive credit for its equivalent MBUS course:

MGMT 301/303 for MBUS 301
MIS 301/303 for MBUS 302
MKTG 301/303 for MBUS 303
OM 301/303 for MBUS 306

Students who have taken and received credit for both ACCT 203 and FNAN 301/303 can substitute the combination for MBUS 300, and cannot receive credit for MBUS 300.

4. Up to a maximum of six (6) transfer credits may be applied toward the Business Minor or the Entrepreneurship Practice Minor. If there are more at the time of graduation, only six will be counted for the minor and you may have to take additional courses.

5. MBUS courses may not be used as substitutions for prerequisites needed for upper-level School of Business courses (e.g., MBUS 301 cannot serve as a substitution for MGMT 301/303, which is a prerequisite for upper-level MGMT courses).

6. School of Business majors may not take MBUS courses for credit, except MBUS 305. They may take MBUS 305 to fulfill the university global understanding general education requirement.

Important Steps to Declare a Minor

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