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Undergraduate Program

Minor Requirements

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The business minor is available to undergraduate students within Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and is offered by the Simon Business School.

The minor aims to build core business skills. To pursue a business minor, you must first complete both prerequisites listed below. The minor consists of five courses, including three required core courses and two electives.

Students using the business minor to fulfill the social sciences divisional requirement of the Rochester Curriculum MUST choose both of their minor electives from the list of social sciences courses.

 If you have questions about the minor requirements, please connect with an advisor.

 

Prerequisites

ECON 108: Principles of Economics (F/S) or ECON 207: Intermediate Microeconomics (F/S)

Plus one of the following:

  • ECON 230: Economic Statistics 
  • STAT 213: Elements of Probability and Math Statistics 
  • MATH 203: Introduction to Math Statistics  
  • STAT 211: Applied Statistics for Social Sciences I
  • STAT 212: Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I
  • STAT 216: Applied Statistics II
  • PSYC/CSSP 211: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • PSCI 200: Applied Data Analysis
  • PSCI 205: Data Analysis II
  • CSC 262: Computational Intro to Statistics
Required Courses

ACC 201: Financial Accounting 
MKT 203: Principles of Marketing 
FIN 205: Financial Management or FIN 204: Principles of Finance (if previously taken)

Electives (choose 2):

Social Sciences electives

  • ECON 209: Intermediate Macroeconomics (F/S)
  • ECON 211: Money Credit and Banking (S)
  • ECON 217: Economics of Contracts, Organizations, and Markets (F)
  • ECON 251: Industrial Organization (S)
  • ECON 268: Economics of Globalization (F)
  • ECON 394: Internship (subject to approval)
  • ENT 223: Entrepreneurship to Plan and Grow a Business (S)
  • ENT 225: Technical Entrepreneurship (F)
  • ENT 227: Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship (S)
  • FIN 206: Investments (S)
  • FIN 213: Corporate Finance (F)
  • FIN 233: Mergers and Acquisitions (F)
  • FIN 234: Portfolio Theory & Analytics (F)
  • FIN 241: Real Estate Principles (S)
  • FIN 242: International Finance (S)
  • MKT 212: Marketing Research and Analytics (F)
  • MKT 213: Marketing Projects and Cases (F/S)
  • MKT 233: Advertising and Social Media (S)
  • MKT 235: Product and Brand Strategy (F)
  • MKT 237: Digital Marketing Strategies (S)
  • PSCI 238: Business and Politics (SP 2020)
  • PSCI 244K: Politics and Markets (F)
  • PSYC 264: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (S)
  • STR 203/ECON 214: Economic Theory of Organizations (F/S)
  • STR 221: Business Strategy (S)
  • STR 241/ECON 241: Pricing Strategy (F)

Non-Social Sciences electives

  • ACC 221: Managerial Accounting (S)
  • ACC 222: Financial Statement Analysis (S)
  • ACC 224: Intermediate Accounting I (F)
  • ACC 225: Intermediate Accounting II (S)
  • BUS 118/GBA 241: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (every other S)
  • BUS 201: Impactful Presentations (S)* + BUS 210: Art of Pitching (S)*
  • BUS/GBA 221: Operations and Strategy (F/S)
  • BUS 241: Boom & Bust: Famous Market Failures (S)
  • CIS 191: Introduction to Programming for Business Analytics (F)
  • CIS/GBA 211: Business Modeling with Excel (F/S)
  • CIS/GBA 220: Business Information Systems (F/S)
  • LAW 205: Business Law: Contracts and Legal Entities (F)
  • LAW 250: Business Law: Transactions and Other Topics (S)
  • MATH 208: Operations Research (F)

*2 credit course

F= offered fall semester
S= offered spring semester
F/S= offered both fall and semesters

Course Overlap Policy

College rules on overlap apply:

  • No more than two courses may overlap between the five required courses comprising the business minor and any major or second minor.
  • No more than one course may overlap between the business minor and a cluster.
  • Prerequisite courses do not count as overlaps since they are not part of the minor itself.