The Rady Undergraduate Programs Suite is currently working on a hybrid schedule. If you need to reach a Rady advisor, please send us a message using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) or visit us during our drop-in hours. We also have appointments available.
However, due to the holidays, Rady Undergraduate Programs will be closed from December 22 at 1pm through January 2.
Meet with Advisor
Rady remains committed to supporting our undergraduate students by offering both remote and in-person advising.
Remote: Students may access remote Drop-In Advising through the Virtual Advising Center, under the "Meet with Advisor" section. To schedule an appointment, please send us a VAC message. If you are in a different time zone and are unavailable during our typical advising hours, please provide the best date and time you are available.
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In-Person: Students may meet with an Academic advisor by visiting Drop-In advising or scheduling an appointment. For in-person drop-ins, we are located in Otterson Hall, 2nd floor, Undergraduate Programs Suite 2E008. If you are coming from the Ridgewalk, we are located directly across from the RIMAC Annex, to the right of the East Elevators. To schedule an in-person appointment, please send us a VAC message.
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 PM (note: drop-ins on January 6 and January 13 will be remote)
Virtual Advising Center
Current UCSD students:
Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond in 1-3 business days.
Students can also schedule virtual appointments with advisors through UC San Diego Zoom. Please send a VAC message to request more information.
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General Rady Programs
UCSD does not offer a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. However, students interested in Business have the option of completing a major in general areas of interest and complement them with a business, accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation, or supply chain minor. Rady also collaborates with departments on campus to offer multiple "business-related" majors.The International Studies Program, in coordination with the Rady School, also offers an International Studies - International Business major. Students interested in pursuing this major should contact the International Studies Program for more information. Details relating to the major requirements can be found on their website.
The Accounting, Business, Supply Chain and Entrepreneurship & Innovation minors are open to all UC San Diego students from most majors and any college. Please consult with your college academic advisor before declaring a minor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing a minor.
You can declare the Accounting, Business, Supply Chain, or Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor using the Major/Minor tool on Tritonlink. The minors are listed as “M070- Accounting,” “M074- Business,” "M077 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation," and "RS25 - Supply Chain." There is no application process and you can declare at any time. You do not need to declare before you start taking the classes. When asked for the subject code, use “MGT.” For the institution, use UC San Diego (or the name of the community college if you took a course there). For course code, list the course number (for example 5, 131A, 131B, etc.). For the business minor electives, you should list the electives you plan to take. List all of the classes you have taken toward the minor and all of the classes you still plan to take for the minor. However, you may change your electives later on and do not need department approval to do so.
A maximum of two lower-division courses can be applied toward the minor. Students must take all required courses for a letter grade, earn a C- or better, and earn an overall minor GPA of 2.0 or better to satisfy the minor requirements.
Students pursuing the International Studies - International Business , Business Psychology and/or Business Economics major cannot declare a Business Minor or Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor as there is too much overlap between required courses. However, students can declare the Accounting Minor and Supply Chain Minor while pursuing our business-related majors.
The required course reader for your class is provided via Inclusive Access (IA). Inclusive Access is a program designed in collaboration with the Bookstore, instructors, and publishers to provide instant access to course materials on Day 1 of class to enrolled & waitlisted students of an inclusive access course. The IA program is able to offer the lowest market price on course materials due to the increased buy-in from students and the reduction of production/distribution costs by utilizing digital over print course materials. As a student, you have the choice to OPT-OUT/OPT-IN of this program up until the Add/Drop deadline of the course. If your class is an inclusive access course, all enrolled & waitlisted students will receive notification and reminder emails regarding their opt-out deadline. If a student chooses to remain in the program and does not opt-out, the Bookstore will charge your student account the inclusive access price after the Add/Drop deadline.
If you have additional questions, on billing or Inclusive Access, please email the Inclusive Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the campus bookstore at 858-534-4557.
For more information on the digital inclusive program, click here.
A printed copy of the course pack can be purchased directly from the publisher on this site, click here. Type/Select “University of California – San Diego – Rady School” to purchase your instructor’s course reader as a paperback copy.
For the Business Minor, you may take MGT3/MATH10A/MATH20A Pass/No Pass to fulfill the math prerequisite for MGT181 Enterprise Finance. However, you should first ensure that you do not need to take this course for a letter grade for a major or general education requirement.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Note: Community college classes from outside of California can be petitioned for credit with the Rady Petition Form. ECON4/MGT4: Financial Accounting must be petitioned through the Economics Department. For our department, all community college courses are considered lower division.
The Rady School and most other business schools accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds. The Rady School welcomes applications from undergraduates who have excelled academically and personally and who can articulate their reasons for continuing directly to the MBA program. Please review the MBA Admissions site regarding "Direct to Rady for Exceptional Undergrads" admission. Undergraduate majors in science or engineering or technical disciplines are particularly relevant to the Rady School’s emphasis, but these are by no means the only majors we consider
Find specific information about subjects required under the education requirements on the CPA Board's Tip Sheet. While reviewing the tip sheet, note that semester and quarter units are weighted differently (semester units x 1.5 = quarter units). More information about meeting the CPA educational requirements can be found on the CPA Resources page of Rady's Accounting Minor site.
24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Accounting - The accounting minor + the two optional accounting electives will satisfy this portion of the requirements.
24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Business - Business classes offered at Rady and many classes offered by Economics, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and other departments at UC San Diego will satisfy this portion of the requirements.
20 semester/ 30 quarter additional units of Accounting – A portion of these requirements may be met by completing additional business subject courses, other courses relevant to business, academic internships or independent studies. However, a minimum of 6 semester/ 9 quarter units must be in accounting subjects. UCSD Rady offers enough optional accounting electives to meet the minimum of 9 additional quarter units in accounting study. Additional course work can be completed by obtaining a Masters Degree in Accounting, by taking additional courses at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.
10 semester/ 15 quarter units of Ethics - Consider taking Rady's ethics courses to meet the minimum requirement of 15 quarter units: MGT16 Personal Ethics at Work, MGT164: Business and Organizational Leadership, MGT166 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, and MGT146: Ethics in Accounting (4 quarter units each). Additional courses may be offered by other departments at UCSD, or at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.
150 semester /225 quarter overall units of education - UCSD has a maximum unit limitation of 200 for most students. Speak with your college advisor to determine what your unit limit is.
There is no course overlap permitted between sections.