Minor in Business for Non-Business Majors

for the Minor in Business for Non-Business Majors


department catalog page: Gies College of Business

department website: Undergraduate Programs

department faculty: Gies College of Business faculty

minor email: busminor@business.illinois.edu


overview of business minor admissions & requirements: Business Minor website

college website: Gies College of Business


Please refer to the Business Minor website for important changes to the application process and requirements.

The Business Minor is designed for students earning Undergraduate degrees in colleges other than the Gies College of Business.  The Business Minor provides a fundamental academic preparation for Non-Business students who wish to pursue a business career.  The Business Minor provides coursework through which Non-Business students learn skills used in business.  Business Minor students will learn the theories, techniques and concepts of Accountancy, Finance, Management and Marketing.  The Business Minor is not available to Gies College of Business students and Technology and Management Minor students.  The Business Minor is not to be considered as preparation for transfer into the Gies College of Business to earn an Undergraduate Business degree.

To declare their Minors, Non-Business students must submit their Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor (Statements) to 1055 Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at any time.

Please note that not every business minor course will be offered every semester or term. Students must select judiciously and enroll in the business minor courses when they are offered throughout any academic year.  During the 2019-2020 academic year, online sections will each have an enrollment limit of 300 students (enrollment limits may increase in future years). Because these limits could negatively impact the likelihood of successful enrollment in the two spring-semester BADM core courses, students should consider taking BADM 310 and BADM 320 during either the Summer 2019 term or the Winter 2019-2020 Term. 

A select number of Fall 2019 semester and Spring 2020 semester business minor elective courses will be offered as in-classroom enrollment options to business minor students and prospective business minor students. The enrollment instructions are noted in the semester's class schedule course’s Section Detail & Information in Course Explorer.

Courses taken through a University of Illinois study abroad program will fulfill the business minor core and elective course requirements. These requirements are fulfilled only if the course taken exactly matches course articulations of the Gies Business course. For example, the study abroad exact equivalent course to our campus’s BADM 380 course is an acceptable business minor elective course. Study abroad BADM 3- - and BADM 4- - courses will not fulfill the minor’s core and elective course requirements. In addition, minor core and elective course requirements are not fulfilled with study abroad courses in finance, information systems, operations management, management, marketing, or supply chain management.

Contact busminor@business.illinois.edu to address academic questions.

Minimum required minor and supporting course work: All six Business Minor courses must be completed with letter grades. Sophomore standing. For all courses for which online delivery is available, students pursuing the minor must enroll in online sections.


GPA Requirement: a minimum 2.0 GPA is required to declare the minor.


Core Courses Requirement

ACCY 200Fundamentals of Accounting (Enrollment is permitted only to Business Minor students.)3
BADM 310Mgmt and Organizational Beh3
BADM 320Principles of Marketing3
FIN 221Corporate Finance3

Note: ACCY 200, BADM 310, BADM 320, FIN 221 and the two Elective Courses must be earned from the Urbana-Champaign campus.  No exceptions will be made for study abroad and transfer courses to fulfill the minor’s course requirements.

Elective Courses Requirement

Business Minor students must select only two of the listed Elective Courses to fulfill the minor's course requirements.

BADM 300The Legal Environment of Bus3
BADM 311Leading Individuals and Teams3
BADM 312Designing and Managing Orgs3
BADM 313Strategic Human Resource Management3
BADM 314Leading Negotiations3
BADM 323Marketing Communications3
BADM 326Pricing Policies3
BADM 340Ethical Dilemmas of Business3
BADM 350IT for Networked Organizations3
BADM 367Mgmt of Innov and Technology3
BADM 375Operations Management3
BADM 380International Business3
BADM 381Multinational Management3