Minor in Business


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 with majors outside of the School of Business to supplement their education with a better understanding of business concepts.

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.

Recent changes to business minor

Requirements for the minor in business changed in fall 2023 to provide students with more flexibility.


Certificate options

Electing the following two classes also earns the Jack Lockton Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management:

  • FIN 208 Principles of Insurance
  • FIN 324 Risk Management Foundations

Electing the following two classes also earns the certificate in professional selling:

  • MKTG 315 Sales Force Management
  • MKTG 316 Professional Selling Skills

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

When a 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.

Students who wish to drop the business minor should indicate their intent in the "Student Comments" field on the business minor form.