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Minors in McCombs

Minors for Business Students

A minor is focused course work in an area outside of your major. While a minor is not required to complete a BBA degree, it should not delay graduation through careful planning with your academic advisor. Students are only able to declare one minor, and all courses for it must be taken on a letter-grade basis. If you choose to pursue a minor you must complete it according to the additional requirements determined by your catalog and in conjunction with your major requirements. You can check your degree profile within the Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) system to identify which catalog you are currently under.

Business students in the 2010-2012, 2012-2014, and 2014-2016 Catalogs

A student in one of these catalogs must use this online form to officially declare or change their pre-2016 minor. A declared major is required before being able to declare a pre-2016 minor. Students must also follow these additional requirements, policies, and procedures:

  • Pre-2016 Minors do NOT appear on UT Austin transcripts or diplomas.
  • A pre-2016 minor consists of 12 hours in a field that is recognized by UT Austin as a major program.
  • Nine of the 12 hours must be upper-division. Six of the 12 hours must be completed in residence at UT Austin. (UT Extension, Correspondence, and Placement work is not considered in residence)

Business students in the 2016-2018 Catalog (and beyond)

Beginning with students in the 16-18 catalog, UT is moving to official University-wide minors that will be recognized on transcripts. Students in this catalog will need to first apply and be accepted to a minor and then talk to their advisor to officially declare it. The University system to search and apply for minors that are currently offered can be found here.

There are six Business minors that are exclusive to McCombs students: Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management. The requirements for each of these can be found below.

Accounting Minor for Business Majors

The Accounting Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Accounting 312 or 312H
  3. Accounting 326
  4. Six additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
    • Accounting 327, 329, 362, 364, 366P, 378 (any topic) or 340S (any topic)
  5. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis.  The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Please note: Finance majors who wish to pursue an Accounting Minor may only do so by selecting the Finance Track with Required Accounting Minor.

Finance Minor for Business Majors

The Finance Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Finance 357 or 357H
  3. Finance 367 or 367Q
  4. Six additional semester hours chosen from the following courses: 
    • Finance 354 or 371M or 375F
    • Finance 372, 374C, 374S, 376, 377.1, 377.4 (one or two may be used)
    • Finance 377.2 or 377.5
    • Finance 340S; only three hours of FIN 340S may be used
    • Real Estate 358 or 378K.
  5. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis.  The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Please note: Independent Research and Practicum courses may not be applied to the Finance minor.

Please note: for students pursuing the integrated approach BBA/MPA degree, nine hours for the FIN minor must be taken in addition to the Finance 367 course and the business elective required for the integrated BBA/MPA degree, in order to obtain a Finance Minor.

Management Minor for Business Majors

The Management Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Management 336 or 336H
  3. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:  
    • Management 325, 328, 337 (any topic or numbered topic), 366P, 367P, or 340S (any topic), 334M, and 338.
  4. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis.  The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Management Information Systems Minor for Business Majors

The Management Information Systems Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Management Information Systems 301 or 301H
  3. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
    • Management Information Science 304, 325, 333K, 365, 373 (any topic or numbered topic), 375, or 340S (any topic).
  4. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Marketing Minor for Business Majors

The Marketing Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Marketing 337 or 337H
  3. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
    • Marketing 363, 366P, 372 (any topic or numbered topic), 340S (any topic), 460, or 370
  4. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Majors

The Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Majors requirements are:
  1. Business Administration 324 or 324H
  2. Operations Management 334M or 335 or 335H
  3. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
    • Operations Management 337 (any topic or numbered topic), 338, 366P, 367, 368, or 340S (any topic)
  4. All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Minors for Non-Business Students

For non-business students in the 2010-2012, 2012-14, and 2014-2016 catalogs, your home college determines what can or cannot count for a minor. Check with your advisor or dean's office to verify that you meet all requirements for your degree program.

Students in the 2016-2018 catalog (and beyond) who are not pursuing a BBA degree in the McCombs School of Business have two minor options to choose from: the Business Minor and the Accounting/Finance Minor for Business Economics Option Program.

There are also a number of certificate options offered through McCombs that can be pursued regardless of catalog. For more information: McCombs Undergraduate Certificate Programs