This program is uniquely designed for non-business students so that they can effectively perform in a global business environment.
Through our first two foundation courses, students are introduced to the essential elements of Marketing & Management (BUSM 2001) and Finance & Accounting (BUSM 2002). Students then choose between one of five track options: Innovation, Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Global Business or Real Estate (BUSM 300X). While not required, students may complete multiple tracks for increased breadth of application. Finally, students complete their minor with a capstone course (BUSM 4001) focused on business plan development, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their foundation and track courses. Students participate in a business competition followed by a celebratory recognition ceremony where competition winners are acknowledged by Leeds and the local business community.
Foundation courses are available in the fall, spring and summer, while our track and capstone courses are only available in the fall and spring semesters.
Professional development is an important aspect in the Business Minor experience. Each semester we offer career building workshops that cover topics ranging from networking with confidence to establishing a personal brand. Graduates of the Business Minor will have gained both business acumen and professionalism, better preparing them for a competitive job market.
Spring Deadline: October 15
Summer Deadline: February 15
Fall Deadline: March 15
We receive many more qualified applicants than spots available; apply early for favorable admission.
The Business Minor takes a minimum of three semesters to complete; it is recommended that you apply before your junior year, but no later than first semester junior year.
The admission process consists of an online application and a one-page resume. To be eligible for admission students must have a minimum of 12 completed CU credits, 2.0 GPA, and have earned at least a C- in a preapproved math reasoning course. Students currently enrolled in a preapproved math reasoning course may apply and be conditionally admitted pending final course grade.
Students accepted into the Business Minor must pay a $500 per course fee, or $2000 for the four course/12-credit program.