All students benefit from learning business fundamentals. The business minor gives
non-business undergraduates the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of these
principles. This academic minor consists of five courses that provide students with
crucial skills to complement their major and broaden their post-graduation opportunities.
The minor in business is considered high-demand, and students may only apply for admission
upon meeting entrance eligibility requirements.
The minor consists of 15 credit hours of courses in economics, accounting, finance,
marketing, and management:
- Accounting Requirement (3 hours):
ACCT 1160 - Survey of Accounting (3 hours)
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)
- Economics Requirement (3 hours):
ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
- Business Foundations (9 hours — courses must be taken at UGA):
FINA 3001 - Financial Management (3 hours)
MARK 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
MGMT 3001 - Principles of Management (3 hours)
The online (E) and Honors (H) versions of these courses will also be accepted. Students
must earn a grade of “C” or better in all coursework to earn the minor.
Minor Eligibility Requirements
The minor in business is open to all UGA undergraduates, except those already admitted to a Terry College academic major or who intend to apply to
a Terry major.
Fulfillment of all application requirements must be documented in official UGA student record by the application deadline—no exceptions.
- 15 semester hours completed at UGA
In-progress hours cannot be counted.
- 45 semester hours completed overall at UGA and/or other institutions
In-progress hours cannot be counted.
- Course Prerequisites
Accounting Requirement*: ACCT 1160 OR ACCT 2101 (3 hours)
Economics Requirement**: ECON 2105 OR ECON 2106 (3 hours)
One of these course requirements must be completed.
The other course must either be completed or be taken during the same semester in
which the student applies to the minor.
*Students should take ACCT 1160 unless the student's major requires ACCT 2101. Access
to ACCT 2101 is restricted to certain majors, whereas ACCT 1160 is open to any major.
**Students may use earned AP/IB credit to satisfy this requirement. Earned credit
can be viewed in a student’s DegreeWorks audit.
- Testing Requirements
Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores to the University to receive the
highest level of consideration for admission to the business minor. If a student has
not taken the ACT/SAT, s/he must take the ETS Proficiency Profile prior to the application deadline to receive any level of consideration. Students
may also supplement their application by submitting a score from the ETS Proficiency
Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance
IMPORTANT: Applicants should read the detailed Testing Requirement instructions.
Minor Admissions Criteria
An applicant’s test scores, major, and grades in accounting and economics will be
used in the selection process.
When to Apply
Applications will be accepted twice per year: once near the midpoint of fall semester
and once near the midpoint of spring semester. No application will be accepted outside
the application window.
The next application opens October 12, 2020, and remains open through October 23,
2020 at 11:59 p.m.
This is a high-demand minor. Admission is capped and not guaranteed, even if students
meet all requirements.
Completing the Minor
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each minor-required course for it to
be counted toward completion. All upper-division classes used to complete the minor
must be earned from the University of Georgia.
Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as coursework in
the minor. Students accepted into the minor should anticipate the need to replace
ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106 if those courses were previously used to satisfy Area V
Only students who apply and are accepted to the minor are eligible to have the business
minor listed on their university record. If a student is accepted to the minor and
at any point decides to become a business major, s/he must drop the business minor.
Terry College majors and intended majors are not eligible for the minor.