Mays Business School offers Texas A&M University non-business undergraduates the opportunity to earn a minor in business. The minor in business consists of six specific courses chosen to develop a foundational knowledge in the basic aspects of business, including accounting, finance, management information systems, management, and marketing.
Students interested in pursuing a future MBA degree may find that when combined with appropriate statistics and economics coursework, the Mays minor in business provides the business foundation required by most MBA programs.
Eligibility: Students applying for a minor in business must have a 2.0 or better overall GPA. Application is made in the student’s home college or major department. Some colleges and departments outside Mays Business School may not permit their students to declare a minor.
Curriculum: The courses listed below constitute the 18 hours required for a minor in business (updated 04/29/2021).
|COURSE NUMBER||NOTES||COURSE TITLE||HOURS and GRADE|
|ACCT 209 or TCCNS ACCT 2301 or 2401||1||Survey of Accounting Principles||3 C or better|
|ISTM 209 or TCCNS BCIS 1305 or 1405||1, 2||Business Information Systems Concepts||3 C or better|
|MGMT 209 or TCCN BUSI 2301||1||Business, Government, and Society||3 C or better|
|FINC 409||3, 4||Survey of Finance Principles||3 C or better|
|MGMT 309||3, 4||Survey of Management||3 C or better|
|MKTG 409||3, 4||Principles of Marketing||3 C or better|
- The student’s home college or major department may grant, subject to agreement from Mays, transfer course work for ACCT 209, ISTM 209 and MGMT 209.
- The Information Systems CLEP exam is available for students who have not taken ISTM 209 to demonstrate mastery of the course concepts. See http://testing.tamu.edu/Exams/CLEP.
- FINC 409, MGMT 309 and MKTG 409 must be taken at Texas A&M University and substitutions will not be allowed.
- All students pursuing the minor in business must have more than 60 credit hours in Howdy at the time of registration to enroll in FINC 409, MGMT 309 and MKTG 409. Mays Business School makes no exceptions to this prerequisite.
Advising: A student’s home college or major department is responsible for adding the minor to the student’s curriculum AND for advising their students who are pursuing the minor in business. Students are encouraged to start taking business minor courses as soon as the minor is declared. Complete all business minor courses at least one semester before the graduating semester to avoid course conflicts.
Registration: Registration in courses required for the business minor is on a first come, first serve basis. If a minor course is full, the best way to potentially enroll is by monitoring seat availability during the entire open registration period. During the fall/spring semester add/drop is open through 5:00 PM of the fifth class day.
Departments may elect to offer wait list or force registration. Each department establishes its own rules about wait list/force registration. Contact information for each department is linked below. Before requesting, though, students are advised to meet with their major academic advisor about course scheduling options. Mays Undergraduate Advising does not handle wait list/force requests.
- Department of Accounting – ACCT 209
- Department of Finance – FINC 409
- Department of Information & Operations Management – ISTM 209
- Department of Management – MGMT 209, MGMT 309
- Department of Marketing – MKTG 409
Satisfactory completion: To be awarded the minor in business and receive transcript recognition, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course listed above (or in any transfer courses as specified). Once declared, minor requirements become graduation requirements. Students declaring the minor must meet all requirements as defined in their catalog.
Degree Evaluation: Once declared, minor requirements become graduation requirements. Use Degree Evaluation in Howdy during the graduating semester to certify that all minor in business requirements are being met. The minor in business will be recognized after graduation on the transcript, but not on the diploma.
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