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Minor in Business

Undergraduate - Non-Business Students

Whether you're majoring in geology, psychology, journalism — and everything in between — KU's Minor in Business provides a valuable skill set for the professional world, and will set you apart from your peers. The program is designed to allow students in non-business majors to supplement their education with a better understanding of business concepts.

Our Minor in Business includes courses that address the core concepts of business. The following courses are required:

Required Courses
  • ACCT 205: Survey of Accounting (or ACCT 200: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting)
  • IST 205: Survey of Information Systems (or IST 202: Introduction to Information Systems)
  • MGMT 305: Survey of Management and Leadership (or MGMT 310: Organizational Behavior)
  • MKTG 305: Survey of Marketing (or MKTG 310: Marketing)
  • FIN 305: Survey of Finance (or FIN 310: Finance)
  • SCM 305: Survey of Decision Making in Business (or SCM 310: Management Science and Operations Management)
Total Hours: 18

Today's top employers are searching for well-rounded students in every field, specifically, students who understand the foundations of business.

Visit Business Career Services (BCS) for more information.

How to Declare a Business Minor


In order to declare a minor in business, students must have a major at KU other than business. All business minor courses must be taken for a grade; credit/no credit is not permitted.

Declaration of the Minor

Students are strongly encouraged to declare the business minor as early as possible. Complete the declaration of the minor form to declare your intent to pursue a minor in business.


When the student has declared a minor in business, completed the six courses required with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, and applied for a degree with the Office of the Registrar, the minor is granted.

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