Zach Johnson is your Business Minor Academic Advisor and he should appear in your BuffPortal account. He can also be reached at Zach.L.Johnson@colorado.edu.
Please refer to our Opportunities webpage for a general overview. All upcoming opportunities are highlighted in our weekly newsletter. Questions? Email LeedsMinor@Colorado.edu.
Most Leeds career development opportunities are open to Business Minors and those events are publicized in our weekly BUSM newsletter. If you're looking for 1:1 career advising, please contact Tzigane Martin in CU Career Services (C4C) as she is the designated Business Minor Career Advisor.
BUSM Academic Policies
As long as you pass (not an "F") the Business Minor will accept that course for credit. However, you need a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn Business Minor recognition. Keep in mind there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are an Integrated Design Engineering (IDE) major with a Business Minor concentration, then you must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all Business Minor courses. Please check with your major academic advisor if unsure about your major-specific guidelines.
If I decide to retake a course for grade replacement, can I still move forward with the course sequence?
Yes. For example, if you want to retake BUSM 2020/2021 for grade replacement while also enrolling in a 3000-level track course, you may do so. We don't want grade replacement to hold you back from program completion/graduating on time.
Business Minor students may enroll in a second track course so that their minor GPA is the average of 15 credits. Students may also pursue Grade Replacement through the Registrar's Office.
I’m thinking of becoming a Business Major. Can my Business Minor courses be applied to the Business Major?
No, but you may petition for BUSM 2010/11 and 2020/21 to count as BCOR 2201/02 and 2203/04.
Yes. You may take time off from the Business Minor as long as you complete it in six semesters or less.
No. University policy does not allow students to complete a minor after graduating. However, we do offer one section of the track and capstone each summer. You may delay graduation from May to August if interested in taking one or both of these before you complete your degree.
BUSM Course Registration
In your first semester you will need to enroll in the first six Business Minor credits (BUSM 2010/2011 and BUSM 2020/2021), and in your second semester you'll need to enroll in the last six credits (BUSM 30XX and BUSM 4010). The foundation courses (2000-level) must be completed before moving on to the track and capstone courses (3000 and 4000-level).
Special Session courses are classes that don't run the full 16 weeks. Some BUSM courses are only 8-weeks long, but they have another 8-week co-requisite course you must also enroll in. Together, these two half courses equate to one full semester 3-credit course. They are split up this way because they are co-taught with one professor teaching the first eight weeks and another professor teaching the second eight weeks. BUSM Special Session courses: BUSM 2010/2011, BUSM 2020/2021, BUSM 3010/3011, BUSM 3020/3021.
It's important to enroll in matching sections for both 8-week 1.5 credit co-requisite courses; they should be thought of as one 16-week 3-credit course. For example, if you enroll in BUSM 2010-001, then you should enroll in BUSM 2011-001. Keep in mind that special session courses have earlier add, drop and withdrawal deadlines. Please refer to the Registrars' Special Session Calendar for these important dates.
No. You must complete the foundation courses (BUSM 2010/2011 and BUSM 2020/2021) before moving onto the track and capstone.
Yes. As long as you've completed the foundation courses (BUSM 2010/2011 and 2020/2021) you may concurrently enroll in the track and capstone.
No. Since the Business Minor is only 12 credits, all courses must be taken through the Leeds School of Business.
Global Track information sessions run every September in preparation for the October application deadline. Interested students must apply through Education Abroad and applicants are interviewed and selected by the instructor.
This is a new course that didn't exist when you started the minor; only those who start the minor Spring 2023 onward will see it listed in their degree audit. To fix this, we will manually update your degree audit after the drop deadline (2/1) so that your track enrollment is recognized.
We offer remote sections in the summer, but most of our academic year courses are only taught in-person.
Yes. Please note that summer courses are taught online and move at three times the pace of fall/spring courses. If you plan to intern or work full time, enrolling in summer intensive courses may be too much to take on. Strong self-initiative and daily reliable Internet is needed to be successful.
Yes. Please note that summer courses are taught online and move at three times the pace of fall/spring courses. If you plan to intern or work full time, enrolling in summer intensive courses may be too much to take on. Strong self-initiative and daily reliable Internet is needed to be successful. Also, we do not recommend concurrently enrolling in both the track and capstone in the summer months as they are taught at the same time (Summer Session A) and move incredibly fast. Questions? Email LeedsMinor@Colorado.edu.
Business Major courses are restricted to majors, however CU Continuing Education offers a handful of Leeds courses for non-business majors at an additional cost. Also, Leeds summer courses are available to non-business majors who meet the pre-requisites. To register for these courses, make an appointment with Leeds Academic Advising to override the course registration block and contact CU Continuing Education to learn about their fees.
Please complete this Survey to formally drop your Business Minor.