Multidisciplinary Studies Center

Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Program

Business Minor

The undergraduate Business minor is administered through the Multidisciplinary Studies Center for undergraduates in the College. It contains five courses consisting of three core courses and two electives.

  • Please Note:
  • Students must meet prerequisites and/or co-requisites for individual courses.
  • College rules on overlap apply. (No more than two courses may overlap between the five required courses comprising this minor and a major, or between the five required courses comprising this minor and a separate minor. Prerequisite courses in the Business minor are not subject to the overlap policy.)
  • A maximum of two transfer courses taken at another institution may be used towards the Business minor.  All transfer courses being applied to the minor must be approved by the appropriate department at the University of Rochester and by the academic advisor in the Multidisciplinary Studies Center. 
  • *Students using the Business minor to fulfill the Social Science distribution area requirement must complete, in addition to ECO 108 or ECO 207, at least two social sciences courses from the list of electives (ECO 209, ECO 211, ECO 217, ECO 251, ECO268, CSP/PSY 264, and/or ECO 394-Internship).


In order to be accepted into the Minor in Business, students must first satisfactorily complete:

A. One Statistics Course

  • Acceptable courses:
  • STT 211 Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences I
  • STT 212 Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I
  • STT 213 Elements of Probability and Statistics
  • STT 216 Applied Statistics II
  • ECO 230 Economic Statistics
  • MTH/STT 203 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • PSY/CSP 211 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • PSC 200 Applied Data Analysis
  • PSC 201 Political Inquiry

B. *ECO 108 Principles of Economics (ECO 207, Intermediate Microeconomics, can substitute for ECO 108)


Three required courses:

  • ACC 201 Financial Accounting
  • MKT 203 Principles of Marketing [prerequisites ACC 201; ECO 207 or equivalent]
  • FIN 205 Financial Management (for students with ECO 207 and the first semester of calculus) [prerequisites ACC 201; ECO 207 or equivalent]

    FIN 204 Principles of Finance (for students without ECO 207 or the first semester of calculus)

    Important Note: Students may not receive credit for both FIN 204 and FIN 205.


Two required courses:

  • *CSP/PSY 264 Industrial and Organizational Psychology FALL
  • *ECO 209 Intermediate Macroeconomics [prerequisite ECO 207] FALL/SPRING
  • *ECO 211 Money Credit & Banking [prerequisite ECO 207] SPRING
  • *ECO 217 Economics of Contracts, Organizations and Markets [prerequisite ECO 207, calculus] FALL
  • *ECO 251 Industrial Organization [prerequisite ECO 207] SPRING
  • *ECO 268 Economics of Globalization [prerequisite ECO 207] FALL
  • *ECO 394 Internship (Independent Studies, Simon or ECO 394, TA credit is NOT approved) approval required
  • PHL 118 Business Ethics FALL/SPRING
  • MTH 208 Operations Research [prerequisite MTH 162 and 165, or 173Q] FALL
  • ACC 221 Managerial Accounting [prerequisite ACC 201] SPRING
  • ENT 223K Entrepreneurship to Plan & Grow a Business FALL
  • ENT 225K Technical Entrepreneurship SPRING
  • ENT 227K Entrepreneurship in the Not-for-Profit Environment SPRING
  • FIN 206 Investments [prerequisites FIN 205, MTH 210] SPRING
  • LAW 205 Business Law FALL
  • MKT 213 Marketing Projects and Cases [prerequisite MKT 203]
  • OMG 201 Operations & Technology Management [prerequisite knowledge of Excel] SPRING
  • STR 203/ECO 214 Economic Theory of Organization SPRING
  • STR 241/ECO 241 Pricing Strategy FALL