Business minor

As an undergraduate non-business major, our business minor will broaden your understanding of business principles and practices no matter your field of expertise. Business minor students develop a working knowledge of accounting, finance, management and marketing that will make you more competitive within your field.

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.

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. Courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.

Prerequisite courses

Required courses

Plus one of the following:


Choose two courses offered by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Recommended are BA 1200, BA 1500 or any 5000-level or higher business course.

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.