Minors in Business

The minors offered by the School of Business are designed to offer a basic understanding of a variety of business subjects for students looking to further their knowledge base within that subject. These minors require 12-15 credits of Business coursework completed in junior and senior years.  Many minors require prerequisite coursework which should be started as early as a students first year.  Click the buttons below to see instructions to complete a School of Business minor, and view the plans of study for each minor.

As soon as you have registered for all required coursework, fill out a hard copy of the minor plan of study (available below or in BUSN 248). Submit your signed and completed form with your unofficial transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Advising in person at BUSN 248 or by email to undergrad@business.uconn.edu.  Once submitted, please allow approximately 2-4 weeks for processing.  You will know it has been processed when you see the minor listed under your programs on StudentAdmin.

Once your minor is processed and reflecting in StudentAdmin, run your Academic Advisement Report and submit your electronic Plan of Study (you can only do this after you have applied to graduate).  If you already submitted it once for your major, you may submit it again at this time for your minor.  You will receive automated emails regarding the status of your Plan of Study.  Note that final approval is completed by degree audit at the Registrar’s Office before graduation.

Minors Available to Non-Business Majors:

Plan of Study

The Minor in Business Fundamentals is designed to offer a basic understanding of a broad array of business topics. Students choose from courses such as Principles of Managerial Accounting, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Financial Management, Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior, Introduction to Marketing Management, and Business Information Systems.

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Plan of Study

The minor in Digital Marketing & Analytics is designed to provide students who are not majoring in Marketing with an integrative approach to digital marketing and analytics that includes digital products and services, dynamic pricing, and online distribution, as well as social media and digital communication.

Available to: Business and Non-Business majors at the University of Connecticut, with the exception of Marketing majors.

Plan of Study

The Minor in Entrepreneurship is designed to offer a basic understanding of entrepreneurship topics. Students take various Business courses including Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior, Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship, and New Venture Management.

Engineering Management – Business

Plan of Study

The Business Concentration is designed to provide students with non-Business majors with an understanding of the principles of managing organizations involved in engineering activities and technology development including: i) planning, organizing, allocating, and controlling activities and resources, ii) project management, and iii) operations management, and entrepreneurship.

Engineering Management – Business – Construction

Plan of Study

The Business – Construction Concentration has been designed to meet the specific needs of Civil Engineering majors operating in a business environment.

Plan of Study

The Minor in Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies is designed to offer a basic understanding of healthcare and insurance topics. Students take various Business courses including Introduction to Health Care Management, Health Care Industry Analysis, and may choose from other courses including Risk Management and Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement Security, Risk Management: Property and Liability Exposures, Health and Social Insurance, Health Law and Policy, Healthcare Financial and Human Resource Management, and Clinical and Social Issues in Health Care.

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Plan of Study

The minor in Professional Sales Leadership is designed to provide students who are not majoring in Marketing with a strategic approach that integrates sales efforts; learn how to prioritize sales opportunities, plan account strategies, and collaborate as part of a sales team to deliver superior customer value.

Available to: Business and Non-Business majors at the University of Connecticut, with the exception of Marketing majors.

Plan of Study

The Minor in Real Estate is designed to offer a basic understanding of real estate topics. Students take various Business courses including Real Estate Principles and Financial Management, and can choose from other courses such as Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Markets, and Real Estate Law.

Minors Available to Business Majors:

Plan of Study

The Minor in Management creates an opportunity for students in the School of Business to develop essential management skills in entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and innovation; teamwork, leadership, managing diversity and negotiation in complex business environments.

Available to: Business majors at the University of Connecticut, with the exception of Management majors.


Important Notes Regarding Enrollment Management

  • Students may earn only one minor offered by the School of Business
  • Non-Business majors may attempt no more than 24 credits (approximately 8 courses) of 3000/4000-level coursework offered by the School of Business, which includes work transferred in as equivalent to courses offered by the School of Business
  • Students may use the online permission number request form when unable to self-enroll in a course used for the minor, noting all pre-requisites must be met to be granted permission to take a course
  • Access to courses is on a space-available basis, and the School of Business is unable to guarantee completion of a minor, noting most minors take at least four terms to complete after pre-requisite courses are fulfilled