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Specialized Business Minors

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Customize Your Degree with a Specialized McCombs Minor

specialized minor in the McCombs School of Business adds value to your undergraduate degree by focusing on a specific field of study in business, complementing your primary degree with a foundational understanding of core business concepts and providing a beneficial skill set for today's dynamic job market.

 

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Business & Public Policy

 

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Political science, business, and law combine to make one of our most versatile minors. The Business and Public Policy Program offers challenging coursework and a whole new perspective on how the business world operates.

Admission Criteria

Students seeking admission to the Business and Public Policy Minor or Certificate must:

  • Be a degree-seeking student at UT – Austin with upper-division standing
  • Have completed at least 24 hours in-residence prior to applying
  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below

Admission to the minor or certificate is based on a student’s overall academic record.

Application Deadlines

  • For Spring 2022 semester: October 1
  • For Summer or Fall 2022 semesters: April 1

Application Procedures

The Business and Public Policy credential is open to all current undergraduate students from any major at The University of Texas at Austin. The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at UT - Austin.

  • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Business and Public Policy Minor.
  • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Business and Public Policy Certificate

To Apply for the Business and Public Policy Minor:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Government and Society.  From the Type pull down menu, choose Business and Public Policy. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

 

To Apply for the Business and Public Policy Certificate:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Government and Society. From the Type pull down menu, choose Business and Public Policy. Confirm your choice and submit the application.


Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT - Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

 

Energy Management

 

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The Undergraduate Energy Management Program provides a unique opportunity for students to receive specific training to prepare them for careers in energy. Throughout the demanding 18 credit hour program students gain practical knowledge to complement their academic training that allows them to be assets to industry firms.

Admission Criteria

Students seeking admission to the Energy Management Minor or Certificate must:

  • Have completed at least one semester at UT – Austin and have a University grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Have completed Geological Sciences 303, 401, or 420H before the program begins in the summer
  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below

Admission to the minor or certificate is based on a student’s overall academic record. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Application Procedures

The energy management credential is open to current undergraduate students of all majors at The University of Texas at Austin. The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at UT - Austin.

  • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Energy Management Minor.
  • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Energy Management Certificate.

To Apply for the Energy Management Minor:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration.  From the Type pull down menu, choose Energy Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

Step 3: The Energy Management minor requires an additional application. Complete and submit the additional application form.

To Apply for the Energy Management Certificate:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration.  From the Type pull down menu, choose Energy Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

Step 3: The Energy Management certificate requires an additional application. Complete and submit the additional application form.

Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT - Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

Entrepreneurship

 

The Entrepreneurship Minor is designed for undergraduate students with a passion for initiating their own business ventures, creating and managing new ventures or products within existing businesses, or generating and implementing new ideas in any job or organization. 

Admission Criteria

Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record, including, but not limited to, hours and number of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship, and overall UT grade point average.

Students seeking admission to the Entrepreneurship minor must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Follow the steps outlined in the Application Procedures section below

Application Deadlines

  • For Spring semester: October 1
  • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to complete two applications for admission to the Entrepreneurship minor.  Follow these simple steps to ensure your consideration for entrance to the program. 

Step 1: Submit the program-specific Entrepreneurship minor application.

Step 2: Submit a second application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.  Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Management. On the next page, choose Entrepreneurship from the Type pull down menu, Confirm your choice and submit the application.

Once admitted to the Entrepreneurship minor, you must contact your academic advisor to have the minor attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT-Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

 

 

 

 

International Business

The International Business Minor provides students with a broad knowledge of the workings of the global economy and the opportunity to learn specific functional skills in areas such as finance, accounting, and value chain management that are particularly useful to companies and organizations operating in the international environment.

Admission Criteria

Students seeking admission to the International Business minor must:

  1. Be a full-time, degree-seeking UT- Austin undergraduate student
  2. Have a cumulative UT GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Be enrolled in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Application Deadlines

  • For Spring semester: October 1
  • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1

Application Procedures

To Apply for the International Business Minor:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

Step 2: Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose International Business and choose Continue. On the next page, select International Business from the Type pull down menu. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the International Business minor attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT - Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

 

Global Management

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Gain managerial and problem solving skills while learning about international business structures. The Global Management minor includes a study abroad experience and is a good fit for those interested in public affairs, government, and non-profit organizations.

Admission Criteria

  • Be a current undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below and submit the required applications on or before the published application deadlines
  • Application Deadlines

    • For Spring semester: October 1
    • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1

    The Global Management credential is available to students in all UT undergraduate majors. The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at The University of Texas at Austin.

    • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Global Management Minor.
    • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Global Management Certificate.

    To Apply for the Global Management MINOR:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

    Step 2: Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose International Business. From the Type pull down menu, choose Global Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    To Apply for the Global Management CERTIFICATE:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

    Step 2: Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration. From the Type pull down menu, choose Global Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Once admitted to the Global Management minor or certificate, you must contact your academic advisor to have the credential attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. You cannot be awarded the credential when you graduate from UT-Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

    Healthcare

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    Healthcare is a big part of the US economy--almost 20% of the GDP, more than manufacturing. We created the Health Care Reform & Innovation Minor to help prepare you for the unique challenges and opportunities in this field, whether you're planning on being a health professional or you want to design the Next Big App. The minor is open to business and non-business majors at The University of Texas at Austin.

    The Health Care Reform & Innovation minor is offered through the Healthcare @McCombs initiative. 

    Admission Criteria

    Students seeking admission to the Health Care Reform & Innovation minor or the Business of Healthcare Certificate must:

    • Be a current undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin
    • Have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
    • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below and submit the required applications on or before the published application deadlines
    • Submit an essay (up to 500 words) on your career goals in healthcare and how you believe the minor or certificate will help you achieve them (part of the additional application form)

    Previous work experience, internships/volunteering at a healthcare-related company or clinic is preferred.  Membership and participation in a healthcare-based student organization at UT-Austin counts toward this preference.

    Application Deadlines

    • For Spring semester: October 1
    • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1

    Application Procedures

    The healthcare credential is open to current undergraduate students of all majors at The University of Texas at Austin. The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at The University of Texas at Austin.

    • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Health Care Reform & Innovation Minor.
    • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Business of Healthcare Certificate

    To Apply for the Health Care Reform & Innovation Minor:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration.  From the Type pull down menu, choose Health Care Reform and Innovation. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Step 3: The Health Care Reform & Innovation minor requires an additional application. Complete and submit the additional application form. 

    To Apply for the Business of Healthcare Certificate:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration.  From the Type pull down menu, choose Business of Healthcare. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Step 3: The Business of Healthcare certificate requires an additional application. Complete and submit the additional application form. 

    Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you upon graduation if it has not been added to your degree profile.

     

     

     

    Professional Sales & Business Development

    Every career path can benefit from skills in communication, problem solving, strategic thinking, and relationship building. Professional sales can also be a good career choice. According to CNN Money, four of the top twenty highest paying jobs in the next five years will be in sales and marketing. 

    Offered as a joint venture between the McCombs School of Business and the Moody College of Communication, the Professional Sales and Business Development minor blends coursework in marketing, strategy, communication studies, and psychology. Students develop skills that will help them leverage their majors to be more effective in their chosen careers, including careers in professional sales.  The minor will also assist in connecting students with corporate sales professionals to learn first-hand about this dynamic industry.

    Admission Criteria

    Students seeking admission to the Professional Sales & Business Development minor must:

    • Have a cumulative UT GPA of at least 3.0
    • Be classified by the University as a Sophomore or Junior
    • Be enrolled under the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

    Application Deadlines

    • For Spring semester: October 1
    • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1

    Application Procedures

    There are three steps to applying that include the university application, the minor’s additional application, and after you are accepted, a visit with your academic advisor in your major.

    Step 1: Complete the university application

    1. Go to the university’s Registrar Document Submission page for minors here. 
    2. Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Business Administration. From the Type pull down menu, choose Professional Sales and Business Development. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Step 2:  Complete the sales minor additional application

    1. Go to the sales minor additional application found here.
    2.  Complete the online application form which includes three short (100 word) essays. Note that more information about minor and contact information is available on the Professional Sales & Business Development website.

    Step 3: Contact your advisor

    1. You will receive confirmation by email if you are accepted into the minor.
    2. Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the minor attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. You will not officially be in the minor until you are cleared by your academic advisor in your major, nor can the credential be awarded to you upon graduation if it has not been added to your degree profile.

     

     

    Real Estate

     

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    The Texas Real Estate minor will guide you through one of business’s most dynamic and highly discussed sectors. Learn the ins and outs of investing in real estate, and why “location, location, location” is just the beginning.

    Admission Criteria

    Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record, including, but not limited to, hours and number of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest in real estate, and overall UT grade point average.

    In addition, students seeking admission to the Real Estate minor must:

    • Be a full-time, degree-seeking UT-Austin undergraduate student
    • Have upper-division standing (60+ credit hours)
    • Have credit for or current enrollment in ACC 310F, 311, or 311F

    Application Deadlines

    • For Spring semester: October 1; January 5
    • For Summer and Fall semesters: April 1; August 15

    Application Procedures

    The Real Estate credential is available to all business and non-business majors.  The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at The University of Texas at Austin.

    • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Real Estate Minor.
    • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Real Estate Certificate

    To Apply for the Real Estate Minor:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Real Estate.  Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Step 3: If you have questions, contact the Real Estate Center directly at realestate@mccombs.utexas.edu.

    To Apply for the Real Estate Certificate:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Real Estate.  Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    Step 3: If you have questions, contact the Real Estate Center directly at realestate@mccombs.utexas.edu.

    Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the Real Estate minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT-Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.

    Risk Management

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    The Texas McCombs Risk Management Minor prepares students to successfully meet the current and existing risk challenges of the business environment. The program is both structured and flexible to allow students to pursue interests in discipline-specific risks as well as general risks that any enterprise might face.

    Admission Criteria

    Admission to the program is based on a student’s overall academic record, including, but not limited to, hours and number of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest in risk management, and overall UT grade point average.

    In addition, students seeking admission to the Risk Management credential must:

    • Be a full-time, degree-seeking UT-Austin undergraduate student
    • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Application Procedures

    The Risk Management credential is available to all business and non-business majors.  The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at The University of Texas at Austin.

    • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Risk Management Minor.
    • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Risk Management Certificate

    To Apply for the Risk Management Minor:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Risk Management.  Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    To Apply for the Risk Management Certificate:

    Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

    Step 2: Enter your EID.  From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Risk Management.  Confirm your choice and submit the application.

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact alana.lipham@mccombs.utexas.edu

    Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the Risk Management minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT - Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.