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Business Minor

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview of Business Minor

The Texas Business Minor offers UT undergraduates from any discipline the chance to set themselves apart from the crowd and learn finance, management, and other fundamentals at one of the most respected business schools in the nation.

***IMPORTANT*** Only students enrolled under the 2016-2018 and later UT Academic Catalogs are eligible to earn the Business Minor. If you enrolled in the 2014 - 2016 UT Academic Calendar or earlier, please visit our Business Foundations Certificate page.

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  • Step 1: Apply for the Business Minor Program here: Business Minor Application
  • Step 2: Select "B A Business Administration" in the drop down menu, and then "Business Minor"
  • Step 3: Begin taking your BFP courses. (You do not have to be accepted to the business minor to take the courses, and any courses taken before acceptance will be applied towards minor completion.)
  • Step 4: Upon acceptance, contact your academic advisor to have the Business Minor added to your degree profile. Students cannot be awarded the minor if it has not been added to their degree profile!



To earn the Business Minor, students will need to complete the following coursework:
Lower Division courses can be completed in-residence, transferred from other colleges and universities, through University Extensions or satisfied via Credit-by-Exam. Please note registration in upper division BFP courses requires 45 semester hours on the UT record. 

  • MIS 302F - Foundations of Management Information Systems (See the complete list of equivalencies for MIS 302F in the  MIS Equivalency Guide)
  • ACC 310F - Foundations of Accounting (ACC 311 and ACC 312 can substitute if both are taken)
  • FIN 320F - Foundations of Finance (ACC 310F is a pre-requisite for FIN 320F)
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Business Law (CANNOT be taken abroad)
  • MAN 320F - Foundations of Management 
  • MKT 320F - Foundations of Marketing 

One of the following courses can be used as a substitute for LEB 320F, MAN 320F, or MKT 320F

  • BA 320F - Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • IB 320F - Foundations of International Business

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

  • Student must be enrolled in the 2016 - 2018 UT Academic Calendar
  • At least a 2.0 overall UT GPA
  • At least a 2.0 overall Business Foundations coursework GPA
  • All courses completed and passed with a letter grade (We will accept D- as long as the overall BFP GPA remains above a 2.0)
  • At least 50% of Business Foundations course work must be taken in-residence or through the McCombs Summer Institute. This DOES NOT include University Extension, Transfer credit, or Credit-by-Exam 
  • No more than 50% (nine hours) may be taken on an approved study abroad program

Course Equivalency Petition

If you would like to request business minor credit for a course that you think is equivalent to one of the courses listed on this page, you may fill out a petition on the Business Minor Substitution Request website.