Business Minor

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan began offering the Business Minor at the start of Fall term 2013. The Business Minor is designed for students who would like to complement their non-business undergraduate major with business knowledge and will add value to many technical and non-technical majors across campus. The business minor curriculum provides a broad introduction to fundamental business concepts through a cohesive set of courses. The curriculum will enable non-business students to integrate business concepts, skills, and perspectives into their declared majors while applying and building upon the analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills they have already developed.

In order to declare the Business Minor, students must first be admitted to the minor through the competitive application process. Entry to the Business Minor is processed once per year, with applications due by March 31, and admission decisions conveyed in the summer. Only those students who are accepted to the minor via the admission process will be eligible to have the Business Minor listed on their University record, regardless of coursework completed.

Prospective Students

Prospective students should consult the Business Minor Admissions page to learn about the application process, prerequisites, information sessions, and deadlines.

Current Students

Curriculum Requirements

The Business Minor curriculum consists of 15.0 credit hours and has flexible core and elective components. Eligible courses taken prior to acceptance to the minor can be used to fulfill the 15.0 credit hour requirement, however, applicants are not required to complete any of the 15.0 credit hours prior to admission.  Students admitted to the minor must complete all minor requirement business courses for credit and for a grade (may not be taken Pass/Fail).  Due to the Covid-19 situation, courses taken P/NRC during WN20 will be accepted without revealing the letter grade.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required within the minor coursework.

1 The MATH 105 or above prerequisite may be satisfied by AP credit for MATH 120 and includes IB, A-level or transfer credit for an exact UM course equivalent, departmental credit for MATH 110x and above, or upper-level Calculus MATH courses or Honors Calculus at UM-Ann Arbor.
2 Students admitted to the Business Minor will work with a Minor advisor in the Ross School of Business BBA Program Office to determine the appropriate Action-Based Learning and elective coursework.


After admittance to the Business Minor, students will work with an academic advisor in the Ross School of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs to officially declare the minor, develop a plan of study, and release the minor upon graduation.  Current students may schedule an advising appointment here.

Ross Community Resources

As members of the Ross community, Business Minor students have access to a wide variety of resources.  Specifically, Business Minor students have access to:

  • Academic Advising
  • All undergraduate Ross elective courses including Ross Global Experience offerings, even those that don’t count toward the Business Minor. Note: that registration in fixed and floating core BBA courses will not be allowed.  Additionally, some Ross courses may have prerequisites and/or require instructor consent (to ensure prerequisites are met) and seats for Minor students may be limited.
  • All Kresge Library Services, including Course Syllabi Archive, Faculty working papers, business databases and periodicals, and job search engines.
  • The Career Resources tab on iMpact (, including:
    • Using online tools for self-assessment, developing a resume and brand, networking, interview preparation, negotiation, and career exploration
    • Creating a resume in Ross iMpact site
    • Viewing and applying to job postings, networking hours, and recruitment events
    • Receiving iMpact messages from recruiters
  • Corporate presentations, networking hours and recruiting events at Ross
  • Career workshops and information throughout the career and search process conducted by Career Development Office Staff
  • Walk-in counseling with an MBA or Senior BBA Peer Career Coach
  • Printing allocations
  • Reserving available study rooms throughout the Ross building
  • Membership opportunities for select Ross student clubs


Prospective Students: Please use the Connect with Us option on the Business Minor Admissions page or email your questions to

Current Students: Please email your assigned Ross advisor, email, or schedule an academic advising appointment.