Looking to boost your skill-set and add value to your degree? These elective courses
and certificate programs are available to UGA students of any major.
Minor in Business
As non-business UGA graduates advance in their careers, many of them will need to
understand the fundamentals of the business environments in which they work. A business
minor will give non-business undergraduates the opportunity to gain a basic understanding
of business principles. This academic minor in business consists of five courses that
provide students with fundamental business skills to complement their primary area
of study and broaden their post-graduation opportunities.
The business minor consists of 15 credit hours of courses in economics, accounting,
finance, marketing and management:
- Accounting Requirement (3 hours):
ACCT 1160 (3 hours). Survey of Accounting
ACCT 2101 (3 hours). Principles of Accounting I
- Economics Requirement (3 hours):
ECON 2150 (3 hours). Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2106 (3 hours). Principles of Microeconomics
- Business Foundations (9 hours – courses must be taken at UGA):
FINA 3001/FINA 3001H/FINA 3001E (3 hours). Financial Management
MARK 3001/MARK 3001H/MARK 3001E (3 hours). Principles of Marketing
MGMT 3001/MGMT 3001H/MGMT 3001E (3 hours). Principles of Management
Who Can Apply
The minor in business is open to all UGA undergraduates, except those already admitted to a Terry College academic major or who intend to apply to
a business major.
Who is Eligible for Admission
All applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Georgia. To be eligible
for admission, students must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours, including
at least 15 hours at UGA. Students must also have finished either the accounting or
economics requirement and have the second one completed or in progress. All hours
and grades must be posted to the applicant’s UGA record at the time of application.
Courses in progress will not be counted in the hour totals.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative (institutional) GPA of 3.2 (based on UGA
academic record by application deadline) and must have ACT or SAT scores submitted
to the university. Students may also supplement their application by submitting a
score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if an applicant believes their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance
IMPORTANT: Applicants should read the detailed Testing Requirements instructions.
An applicant’s test scores, major, and grades in accounting and economics will be
used in the selection process.
When to Apply
Applications will be accepted twice per year, once near the midpoint of fall semester
and once near the midpoint of spring semester. No applications will be accepted outside
the application window.
The next application opens Oct. 7 and will remain open through Oct. 18 (11:59 p.m.).
This is a high-demand minor; admission is capped and not guaranteed, even if students
Students must earn the grade of "C" or better in each minor-required course for it
to be counted toward completion. All upper-division classes used to complete the minor
must be earned from the Terry College.
Only students who apply and are accepted to the minor are eligible to have the business
minor listed on their university record. If you are accepted to the minor and at any
point decide to become a business major, you must drop the business minor. Business
students are not eligible for the minor at any time.
For additional details, see the Business Minor Checklist. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Electives Offered
You don't have to be a Terry student to take business electives in the these topics:
- Music Business
- Real Estate
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Actuarial Science Certificate
- UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
- FinTech Certificate
- Certificate in Legal Studies
- Leadership Fellows
- Music Business Certificate
- Workforce Diversity Certificate
Learn More About Certificate Programs
High School Students
Get a preview of life as a business major by one of our summer residency programs.
- Accelerated Business Program
- Terry Business Academy