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Business Minor

As an undergraduate non-business major, our business minor offers you a terrific opportunity to broaden your understanding of business principles and practices you’ll encounter throughout your career, no matter your field of expertise. As a business minor, you’ll develop a working knowledge of accounting, finance, management and marketing that will make you more competitive within your field.

Additionally, by completing the business minor, you will have a head start toward the completion of a master of business administration (M.B.A.) degree from the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business should you choose to further your studies in business.

Undergraduate students with a major in any discipline other than business who have a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply for a business minor. 

If you're interested in completing a minor in business, please contact a Mike Ilitch School of Business advisor or call 313-577-4505.

Business minor requirements

The business minor consists of at least three prerequisite courses and an additional six courses. The additional six courses are a mix of required and elective courses, as described below, and total 18 credit hours. 

Prerequisite courses

ECO 2010  Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2020  Principles of Macroeconomics
BA 2300     Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference (or a course equivalent to or higher than BA 2300)

Required courses

ACC 3010  Introduction to Financial Accounting
FIN 3290    Business Finance
MGT 2530  Management of Organizational Behavior
MKT 2300  Marketing Management

PLUS two elective courses offered by the Mike Ilitch School of Business

The required electives provide you with the flexibility to pursue business courses that are of particular interest to you. You are encouraged to talk with your business school advisor about your elective options, which may include any elective course in the Mike Ilitch School of Business for which you satisfy the prerequisite requirements. If you believe you will be pursuing an M.B.A. after receiving your bachelor’s degree, then consider selecting GSC 3600 as one of your electives. 

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