Business Minors

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:

ACCT 209 or TCCNS ACCT 2301 or 2401 1 Survey of Accounting Principles 3   C or better
ISTM 209 (formerly ISYS 209) 2, 3 Business Information Systems Concepts 3   C or better
MGMT 209 or Blinn College BUSI 2371 1 Business, Government, and Society 3   C or better
FINC 409 2, 4 Survey of Finance Principles 3   C or better
MGMT 309 2, 4 Survey of Management 3  C or better
MKTG 409 2, 4 Principles of Marketing 3  C or better


  1. The student’s home college or major department may grant, subject to agreement from Mays, transfer course work for ACCT 209 and MGMT 209.
  2. ISTM 209, FINC 409, MGMT 309 and MKTG 409 must be taken at Texas A&M University and substitutions will not be allowed.
  3. The Information Systems CLEP exam is available for students who have not taken ISTM 209 to demonstrate mastery of the course concepts. See
  4. 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.


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.

Advising: The student’s home college or major department is responsible for advising students who are pursuing a 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.

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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