The Business Minor at the Rady School of Management provides students with a broad understanding of business theory, practices, and applications. Each course covers the application of business principles to a broad variety of fields within the wide range of academic interests and majors among the UC San Diego undergraduate population. Rady School business courses are application-oriented, exploring theoretical approaches, and emphasizing the implementation of those theories across a wide range of real-world contexts.
Declaring the minor
The business minor is open to registered UCSD students pursuing a bachelor's degree. There is no separate admissions process. While you may declare a minor throughout your first few years, we strongly
You may declare a minor through Tritonlink. For a step-by-step video tutorial on how to declare please visit our main Rady Advising page.
Students majoring in International Studies - International Business and/or Business Psychology cannot earn a minor in business. Students who have declared the business minor, cannot declare the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor due to overlap of core requirements.
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.
Students must complete a total of 28 units (20 must be upper-division units) to satisfy the requirements of the business minor. Only eight lower-division units may be taken for the business minor.
Required coursework focuses on business operation fundamentals, project management, business ethics, and entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Many Business Minor courses are team-focused, encouraging the development of skills in team interaction, consensus building, conflict resolution, group presentations,
Find the list of tentative Rady classes for the academic year on the undergraduate homepage.
Business Minor Courses
Ethics (4 units)Choose between
- MGT 16: Personal Ethics at Work
- MGT 166: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Accounting (4units)Choose between:
- MGT 45: Principles of Accounting (4 units)
- MGT/ECON 4 Financial Accounting AND MGT5 Managerial Accounting (8 units, both classes must be completed to fulfill the accounting requirement)
Core (12 units)All courses are required.
- MGT 103: Product Marketing and Management
- MGT 181: Enterprise Finance
Prerequisites: Either MGT 3 or MATH 10A or MATH 20A
AND MGT 45 or both MGT/ECON4 and MGT 5
- MGT 112: Global Business Strategy
Prerequisites: MGT 181 AND MGT 103
- MGT 181: Enterprise Finance
Elective Courses (8 units)
Because business principles are applicable to a broad range of fields, we accept business-related electives completed either at the Rady School or from other departments. Please consult with the appropriate department for enrollment and prerequisite inquiries. Only eight units of lower-division courses allowed for the minor. If you have taken both MGT 16 and 45 for the core business minor courses, all elective courses must be upper-division.
- MGT 12: Personal Financial Management
- MGT 16: Personal Ethics at Work 1
- MGT 18: Managing Diverse Teams
- MGT 102: E-Commerce*
- MGT 105: Product Promotion and Brand Management
- MGT 106: Sales and Sales Management
- MGT 107: Consumer Behavior*
- MGT108/R: Applied Market Research*
- MGT 109: Topics in Marketing*
- MGT 117: Business Law*
- MGT 119: Topics in Business*
- MGT 121A: Innovation to Market A
- MGT 121B: Innovation to Market B
- MGT 129: Topics in Entrepreneurship* 2
- MGT 153: Business Analytics*
- MGT 162/R: Negotiation*
- MGT 164: Business and Organizational Leadership
- MGT 166 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 1
- MGT 171: Operations Management*
- MGT 172: Business Project Management
- MGT 175: Supply Chain Management*
- MGT 176: Strategic Cost Management*
- MGT 177: Analytics and Spreadsheet Modeling in Supply Chain Management*
- MGT 183: Financial Investments
- MGT 184: Money and Banking
- MGT 185: Investment Banking
- MGT 189: Topics in Finance
- MGT 198: Directed Group Study *3
- MGT 199: Independent Research Project *3
- AIP 197: Internship *3
Approved courses from other departments:
- COMM 110G: Communication in Organizations
- COMM 109D: Advertising and Society
- COMM 162: Advanced Studies in Cultural Industries
- COMM 106F: The Film Industry
- COMM 106I: Internet Industry
- ENG 100B: Engineering Leadership *2
- ENG 100D: Design for Development (open to all majors)*
- ENG 100L: Design for Development Laboratory (open to all majors)* 2
- ENG 201: Venture Mechanics
- ENG 202: Enterprise Dynamics
- ENG 203: Applied Innovation
- MATH 193A: Actuarial Mathematics
- MATH 193B: Actuarial Mathematics*
- MATH 194: Mathematics of Finance
- PSYC 178: Organizational Psychology
- SOCI 121: Economy and Society
- SOCI 132: Gender and Work
- SOCI 140F: Law and the Workplace
- SOCI 148E: Inequality and Jobs
1 You must have fulfilled the ethics requirement prior to using MGT 16 or MGT 166 as an elective.
2You must complete 2-2 unit courses to complete one elective requirement
3Subject to department approval.
*Students must contact Rady Advising to have class manually applied as a business minor elective to their degree audit.
Business Minor Program Requirements
Students may take two electives in the same functional area and thus have an informal "mini-concentration" in that specialty. Mini-concentrations are not official and will not show up in your diploma or your degree audit. These mini-concentrations are:
Operations:COMM 162, MGT 171, MGT 172, MGT 175, MGT 176, MGT177, MGT 153
Marketing:MGT 105, MGT 106, MGT 107, MGT 109, COMM 109D, COMM 106I
Organizational Behavior:MGT 18, MGT 117, MGT 162, MGT 164, COMM 106F, COMM 110G, SOCI 121, SOCI 132, SOCI 140F, SOCI 148E, PSYC 178
MGT 12, MGT 183, MGT 184, MGT 185, MATH 193A, MATH 193B, MATH 194
Frequently Asked Questions - Business
Find more information about the AIP program here: http://aip.ucsd.edu/.
However, the topics of some courses are broad enough that they are relevant to both business and entrepreneurship. For example, MGT 121A, MGT 121B, and
For California Community Colleges: All preapproved courses taken a California Community College will be listed in assist.org.
For 4 Year and Out of State Institutions: please fill out a Undergraduate Petition Form for the course and submit it alongside the syllabus for the course.Study Abroad: Before studying abroad, submit your Academic Planning form to Rady's advising department along with course descriptions or syllabus of the courses you would like to apply toward your minor. Allow approximately one to two weeks for review and approval.
Students may take classes abroad and apply two courses (eight units) toward their minor by petition only. Before studying abroad, submit your Academic Planning form to Rady's advising department along with course descriptions or syllabi from the courses you would like to apply toward your minor. Allow approximately one to two weeks for review and approval.
Upon return, and once your coursework appears on your Academic History on Tritonlink, you will need to submit an Undergraduate Petition Form and course syllabus for each class you want to apply toward your minor for approval. Additional documentation such as papers or exams may be requested.
Note that Rady accepts a maximum of two transfer courses to be applied toward a minor (this includes lower-division courses transferred from a community college).
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