Minor - General Business

Program Description
The minor in Business gives non-business undergraduates the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of business. The minor in business consists of five specific courses chosen to develop a foundational knowledge in the basic aspects of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. This cohesive set of courses provides students with the fundamental business skills to complement their education and broaden their post-graduation opportunities.

Note: The minor in business is not open to intended business majors or declared business majors (B.B.A. or A.B. Economics).

Entrance Requirements
Students may apply for admission to the minor in Business upon completion of the accounting and economics requirements below. One of these course requirements must be completed. The other course must either be completed or be taken during the same semester in which the student applies to the minor. Note that verification of the accounting and economics requirements will be done through the use of the student's official UGA record. Courses not posted to this official record will not be considered. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative (institution) GPA of 3.20, no less than a total of 45 credit hours completed, and no less than 15 institution (UGA) credit hours (grades posted). Students will be evaluated for admission based on standardized scores (ACT/SAT - no exceptions), an optional ETS score, current major, and ACCT and ECON grades. Space is limited.

Required Courses (15 hours):

Accounting Requirement (3 hours):
ACCT 1160* OR (ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H or ACCT 2101E) 3

* It is recommended that students take ACCT 1160 unless ACCT 2101 is a required course for their major.

Economics Requirement (3 hours)*:
(ECON 2105 or ECON 2105H or ECON 2105E) OR (ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H or ECON 2106E) 3

* Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V cannot be counted as course work in the minor. Therefore, students should anticipate the need to replace ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106, if those courses were previously being used to satisfy Area V requirements, with other course work.

Business Foundations (9 hours - courses must be taken at UGA*):
FINA 3001 or FINA 3001H or FINA 3001E 3
MARK 3001 or MARK 3001H or MARK 3001E 3
MGMT 3001 or MGMT 3001H or MGMT 3001E 3

*Equivalent courses completed through a non-UGA study abroad program will not be accepted (for example, credit for MARK 3000 earned through the University of New Orleans study abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria, cannot count).


For more information about minor course work, contact:
            Office of Undergraduate Programs