The Business Minor for Non-Business Majors
Business Minor – Major Impact!
The Gies College of Business offers its Business Minor to all Urbana-Champaign campus undergraduate students who will not earn baccalaureate business degrees. Effective with the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog, the Minor’s courses will become available for enrollment to all Urbana- Champaign campus undergraduate students. An admission application is not required.
Prospective Business Minor students interested in pursuing the Business Minor may wish to enroll in the 2019 Summer Session and 2019 Fall Semester Business Minor courses before committing to earning the Minor, or they may immediately declare the Minor.
- To declare the Minor, Prospective Business Minor students must submit their Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor (Statements) to 1055 Business Instructional Facility (BIF) at any time.
Business Minor courses enrollment will begin for the 2019 Summer Session and 2019 Fall Semester Registration Period in April.
Business Minor Program Enrollment Policy for the 2019 -2020 Academic Year
The Business Minor Program is designed to be completed within three academic years. Business Minor and prospective Business Minor students may enroll in the 2019 Summer Session, 2019 Fall Semester, 2019-2020 Winter Term and 2020 Spring Semester Business Minor courses.
Business Minor and prospective Business Minor students must enroll in the online sections of all the Business Minor courses if online sections are offered. As a consequence of classroom enrollment capacity constraints, the Gies College of Business cannot make any enrollment policy exceptions.
- The 2019 Fall Semester Business Minor Core ACCY 200 and FIN 221 courses will be offered with online sections for the enrollment of Business Minor students and prospective Business Minor students
- The 2020 Spring Semester Business Minor Core ACCY 200, BADM 310, BADM 320 and FIN 221 courses will be offered with online sections for the enrollment of Business Minor students and prospective Business Minor students. Business Minor courses’s online sections will each have a 300 students enrollment limit for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (enrollment limits may increase in future years). Students should be aware of the distinct possibility of not successfully enrolling into the two spring-semester BADM Core courses because of these enrollment limits. Enrollment in the 2019 Summer Session and 2019-2020 Winter Term BADM 310 and BADM 320 courses represents a good option to reduce the uncertainty of not being able to complete these courses. The BADM 300, BADM 310, BADM 320, BADM 350, BADM 375 and BADM 380 business minor courses will have online sections in the summer session and winter term for enrollment of all students.
- A select number of 2019 Fall Semester and 2020 Spring Semester Business Minor Elective courses will be offered as in-classroom enrollment options to Business Minor students and Prospective Business Minor students. The enrollment instructions are noted in the semesters’s Class Schedule course’s Section Detail & Info.
- Not every Business Minor course will be offered every fall and spring semester, summer session and winter term. Business Minor students and prospective Business Minor students must judiciously select and enroll in the Business Minor courses when they are offered throughout any academic year. Please be aware that some Business Minor courses require prerequisites and these prerequisites will be enforced. Students must successfully complete all Business Minor course prerequisites. Those students who have not successfully completed a Minor course’s prerequisite will have their enrollment canceled in that specific Business Minor course by the Gies College.
Study Abroad Program Courses
The Business Minor Program will permit the Urbana-Champaign campus’s Study Abroad Programs’s courses to fulfill the Business Minor’s Core and Elective Course Requirements. Study Abroad Program courses must be exact course articulations to fulfill the Minor’s Core and Elective Courses Requirements. For example, a campus study abroad program’s exact equivalent course to our campus’s BADM 380 course is an acceptable Business Minor Elective course.
Any campus study abroad program’s BADM 3- – and BADM 4- – courses will not fulfill the Minor’s core and elective course requirements.
Any campus study abroad program’s Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management elective courses will not fulfill the Minor’s core and elective course requirements.