Get Down to Business.

The Ross Business Minor curriculum provides a strong understanding of business fundamentals, including those in accounting, finance, marketing, and strategy. Like all Ross courses, Business Minor courses are action-oriented. That means you won’t just hear about business concepts — you’ll get to experience them, through interactive projects and group work. 

How to Earn the Minor

To successfully complete the minor, take 15 credit hours from a flexible set of core and elective courses. Each course must be completed for a grade (not pass/fail), and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required within the minor coursework.

12+3=15 credits

3 credits (minimum)

The Business Minor requires that you complete at least three elective business credits at the 300 or 400 level taught through the Ross School of Business. ES 250 or additional business minor core courses will also fulfill this requirement. You can choose from a wide range of topics that align with your specific career interests. It may be helpful to consult with an advisor to make the best choices for you; note that ES 310 and any business transfer credit (including departmental credit) will not meet the elective requirement for the Minor


To be completed before graduation

You must complete ECON 101 Principles of Economics before graduation.

  • AP credit will NOT fulfill this requirement.
  • IB, A-level, or transfer credit for the exact U-M course equivalent (not departmental credit, e.g., ECON 101X) will count for this requirement.
  • ECON 101 can be completed for a letter grade or as pass/fail.
  • ECON 401 will also fulfill the ECON 101 corequisite requirement if completed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Only students who apply and are accepted to the minor are eligible to have the Business Minor listed on their university record.

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REAL. Business Experiences

REAL. Business Experiences

Take advantage of the chance to roll up your sleeves and tackle real business challenges through some of these popular REAL. courses. 

Sanger Crisis Challenge

Leadership Development

The Sanger Leadership Center organizes hands-on opportunities — like the Leadership Crisis Challenge — that let you see yourself as a leader and put your skills to the test.

Beyond the Business Minor

There are many different Ross business courses and opportunities available to U-M students who want to complement their studies.


Contact Admitted students may also schedule a Business Minor advising appointment.

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