Minors

The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers minors in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Skills

Five of the seven minors are open to students enrolled in colleges outside the CBA. The minors in International Business and Managerial Skills are only open to CBA students.

Completion of one of these programs will be noted on the official UIC transcript upon graduation.

Minor in Business Administration

The Minor in Business Administration is open to students enrolled in colleges outside the CBA (businessconnect.uic.edu/student-services/information-for-non-cba-uic-students). Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Core Business Administration course credits toward their degrees. Students pursuing this minor should register through their designated advisor in undergraduate programs. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for the minor field.

Minor in Business Analytics

Business analytics focuses on the use of data driven, analytical, and computing approaches for effective business decision making and management. Data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, business intelligence analysis, and simulation have become critical across business functions such as marketing, finance, and human resource management. The Business Analytics minor helps students develop skills in these areas and enhances their knowledge and marketability. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to businessconnect.uic.edu/student-services/information-for-non-cba-uic-students. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore, students must register through the designated advisor in undergraduate programs. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Minor in Business Operations

Streamlining business operations, coordinating complex supply chains, and managing customer relations have become critical success factors in business administration. The Business Operations minor trains students in these skills and makes them marketable. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to businessconnect.uic.edu/student-services/information-for-non-cba-uic-students. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore students must register through the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (2402 University Hall). A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship minor program is open to students from all UIC colleges. Students must submit a request form to the College of Business Administration Undergraduate Student Services (Room 1118 University Hall). Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the course credits toward their degrees. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required to be approved to take the minor.

Minor in Finance

The Minor in Finance introduces the student to the principles of finance, applies these principles to analyzing several financial issues, and develops problem-solving and quantitative skills that are widely used in business.

The Minor in Finance is open to undergraduate students from any unit and college at UIC. Students submit a request form to businessconnect.uic.edu/student-services/information-for-non-cba-uic-students in order to be considered for enrollment in the Minor in Finance. Students must consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of Finance course credit toward their degree. Since open registration for most finance courses is restricted to students in the College of Business Administration, students in the Finance Minor who are not CBA majors need to register through their designated advisor in undergraduate programs. Students must have a 2.50/4.00 GPA.

Students majoring in non-finance CBA majors can apply any finance courses taken to satisfy elective requirements toward both the minor and as electives toward the degree.

Minor in International Business

The College of Business Administration offers a minor in International Business for undergraduate students in the College of Business Administration. The minor is an option that students may choose if they wish to complement their major field of study with knowledge in the area of international business.

Minor in Management Information Systems

Information systems are transforming business management. They have become critical to performing almost every function of business. The Management Information Systems minor trains students in the software, tools, and systems that are widely used across business. Students develop database and system design skills, computing and programming skills, including Internet technologies, process analysis, modeling, simulation, and problem solving skills. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to businessconnect.uic.edu/student-services/information-for-non-cba-uic-students to enroll. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore students must register through their designated advisor in undergraduate programs. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Minor in Managerial Skills

The College of Business Administration offers a minor in Managerial Skills for undergraduate students in the College of Business Administration. Effective management of people and projects is essential for private, public, and nonprofit organizations in all fields. Business students who aspire to leadership roles in their work life will need strong managerial skills in order to advance. The Managerial Skills minor offers course work that encompasses the basic skill set needed for successful management and leadership.