The business minor has been designed for students earning degrees outside the College of Business Administration. The minor provides non-business students with a cohesive overview of key areas of business. It is designed to increase students’ preparation for work in business organizations after graduation and their marketability for professional opportunities. Degree-seeking students enrolled in any undergraduate college on Pittsburgh campus (other than the College of Business Administration) are eligible to apply for the minor.
The 18-credit business minor includes five 3-credit courses representing a variety of areas in business, as well as a 3-credit capstone course. The capstone will provide an opportunity for students earning the minor to integrate and apply the material across courses. In addition, students will take at least 11 credits of prerequisite coursework prior to admission to the minor.
Courses towards the business minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis. They may not be taken as Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC). This includes both the required business courses and the prerequisite courses.
Prerequisite Courses for the Business Minor – 11-13 credits
- ECON 0100 Introduction to Microeconomic Theory (or IE 1040) – 3 credits
- MATH 0120 Business Calculus (or MATH 0220 or MATH 0235) – 4 credits
- STAT 1100 Statistics and Probability for Business Management (or STAT 1000, STAT 1151 & 1152, ENGR 0020, IE 1070 & 1071) – 4-6 credits