Business Minor

About the Business Minor

Choose a business minor to develop a more dynamic educational experience beyond your major. The business minor has the same rigor and content as the fundamental courses taken by business students. It provides flexibility in undergraduate studies and better prepares students for jobs and for graduate school. The business minor includes courses that are highly complementary. For most students, the requirements for the business minor are far more valuable than a similar number of courses in one or two areas.


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Careers in Business

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Sales

Are you Eligible?

The business minor is available only to non-business undergraduate students at Mizzou.


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If you change your major after submitting your application, you will need to apply again because the minor can only be added to your current academic program plan. If you are unsure whether an application has already been submitted you can log in to to confirm. If the Business Minor is reflected in your current academic program plan, please do not submit another application. If the Business Minor is not reflected in your current academic program plan, please proceed with completing the online application.

All business minor applications must be submitted prior to the awarding of your degree. After all minor requirements are completed and verified, the minor will be awarded alongside your undergraduate degree and will be reflected in your official academic record for the semester in which you graduate. The business minor is intended to complement your major, and the minor is recognized only when that degree is completed.

Business Minor Requirements

  • At least 15 of the 18 total hours must be taken in residence at the University of Missouri.
  • To earn the business minor, students must have at least a 2.00 business minor GPA in the required courses. If a student has taken more than 18 business hours, all business courses taken - Accountancy (ACCTCY), Business Administration (BUS_AD), Economics (ECONOM), Finance (FINANC), Management (MANGMT) and Marketing (MRKTNG) - will be included when calculating the business minor GPA.
  • Requirements below for Fall 2012 forward:
Required Courses Credit Hours

Introduction to Accounting (ACCTCY 2010)*


Accounting I (ACCTCY 2026)**


Accounting I (ACCTCY 2036)


Honors Accounting I (ACCTCY 2136H)


Principles of Microeconomics (ECONOM 1014 or ECONOM 1014H)


Principles of Macroeconomics (ECONOM 1015 or ECONOM 1015H)


General Economics for Journalists (ECONOM 1000) - 5 CH


General Economics-Honors (ECONOM 1051H) - 5 CH


Applied Microeconomics (ABM 1041)


Applied Macroeconomics (ABM 1042)


Survey of Business Finance (FINANC 2000)


Corporate Finance (FINANC 3000)

Principles of Management  (MANGMT 3000W, 3000H, 3000HW, or 3000) 3
Principles of Marketing (MRKTNG 3000 or MRKTNG 3000H) 3
Business Elective*** 3
Total Business Minor Hours: 18

*Accountancy 2010 (Introduction to Accounting) is a one-semester survey class designed for non-business majors.

**Accountancy 2026 (Accounting I) is a 6-month self-paced online course offered through Mizzou Online.

***A Business Elective is any Accountancy (ACCTCY), Economics (ECONOM), Finance (FINANC), Management (MANGMT) or Marketing (MRKTNG) course above the 3000 level beyond what is already required for the minor.

****If you have a study abroad course proposal to have evaluated towards your business minor, please send the proposal to

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Undergraduate Business Advising Office

You can meet with an on-call advisor about the business minor most weekdays from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in 111 Cornell Hall.