Business Minor


The Business Minor at the Rady School of Management is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business theory, practices, and applications. Because of the wide range of academic interests and majors among the UC San Diego undergraduate population, each course covers the application of business principles to a broad variety of fields.

The Rady Business Minor is designed for students who envision careers that require an understanding of the basic principles and practices of business, and is applicable for students pursing careers business and non-business fields. Rady business courses are application-oriented, exploring theoretical approaches and emphasizing the implementation of those theories across a wide range of real-world contexts. Courses are designed to promote continuity from one course to another to help demonstrate the interconnectivity of business fundamentals.

Required course work focuses on business operation fundamentals, project management, business ethics, and entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Many of Business Minor courses are also team focused, encouraging the development of skills in team interaction, consensus building, conflict resolution, group presentations and organizational leadership. Additionally, Rady courses provide learning opportunities for undergraduate students that are unique to the UC San Diego campus. Students who complete the minor will bring a much valued perspective to their initial employment.

The Rady Business Minor is open to all undergradaute UC San Diego students and does not require a seperate admissions process.

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Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Business Minor, students must take five required core courses and two 4 unit electives for a total of 28 units.

  • All courses taken for the Business Minor must be taken for taken for a letter grade. However, the prerequisite MGT3/MATH10A/MATH20A may be taken Pass/No Pass, but first ensure that you are not required to take it for a letter grade for a major or general education requirement.
  • Students must earn at least a C- in each course used for the minor and must finish the minor with an overall minor GPA of at least 2.0.
  • A maximum of 2 lower division classes may be applied toward the minor (MGT4 and MGT5 taken together count as 1 lower division class that is a substitute for MGT45 when applied toward the Business Minor). 
  • Upper division classes cannot overlap. Your Business Minor electives, if upper division, cannot count toward both your major and minor.



Required Core Courses

(7 classes total)

Find a forecasted course calendar on our main website 

Ethics (Choose 1 Class) Accounting (Choose to Take 1 or 2 Classes) Core (Complete All Three Classes)

Elective Courses (Choose two classes)
Choose two electives from the options on the right side bar.

Before declaring a minor, please contact your college advisor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing a minor.

Lower division transfer credits for courses that are clearly equivalent in scope and content to lower division Rady School courses required for the Business minor will be accepted from regionally accredited United States institutions and from foreign institutions recognized by the Rady School of Management.



Specializations

While not required, if students choose to, they can take two electives in the same functional area and thus have a "mini-concentration" in that subject.  These mini-concentrations are:

  • Entrepreneurship: MGT 121A, MGT 121B, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 203, BISP 194 (with department approval)
  • Finance: MGT 183, MGT 184, MGT 185, MGT 12, MATH 193A, MATH 194
  • Organizational Behavior: MGT 18*, MGT 164, ENG 100A, ENG 100L, SOCI 148E, SOCI 140F, SOCI 121, SOC 132, COMM 106F, COMM 110G, PSYC 178
  • Operations: MGT 174, MGT 172, COMM 168, ENG 100B
  • Marketing: MGT 105, MGT 106, COMM 109D, COMM 106I


Elective Courses

Because business principles are applicable to a broad range of fields, we accept business-related electives completed at Rady and at other departments.

Find a forecasted Rady course calendar on our main website

For classes taught by other departments, contact that department for a forecasted schedule.

Some electives, such as ENG100A and B, are only worth 2 units. 28 units are required for the minor, so a 2 unit elective will not satisfy a full elective requirement. Take two 2 unit electives for a full elective credit.

A maximum of 2 lower division classes may be applied toward the minor (MGT4 and MGT5 taken together count as 1 lower division class that substitutes for MGT45 when applied toward the Business Minor).