The Paul Merage School of Business faculty offers an undergraduate minor in Management which consists of seven courses. In addition, prerequisites include one lower-division microeconomics course, and one course or one sequence selected from the statistics courses outlined below. Management 1 serves as a prerequisite and also counts as one of the seven courses required for the minor.
In establishing the undergraduate minor in Management, the faculty anticipated three types of students to be drawn to courses in administration: (1) students who wish to learn about the management of organizations as a way of preparing for a career in business, (2) students preparing for careers in other fields that require some knowledge of management, and (3) students who expect to go on to graduate work in management who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objective.
Students are eligible to apply for the minor in Management if they have completed all prerequisite courses (including Management 1) with a grade no lower than C (2.0) and have upper-division standing. Completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission to the minor in Management. Admission is on a competitive basis and students must submit an application, transcripts, and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Interested students are encouraged to obtain further information from the Undergraduate Programs Office, 226 Multipurpose Academic and Administrative Building.
Requirements for the Undergraduate Minor in Management
Please refer to the UC Irvine Catalogue.
Any student who will reach upper-division standing by the quarter for which they are applying, and who has completed or is currently completing all necessary prerequisites, is eligible to apply. There are a limited number of students admitted to the minor each quarter. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
When should I apply?
Students should apply in the quarter that they plan to complete all the program prerequisites requirements. Please be advised that applications are processed ONCE per quarter. The application deadline is Friday of the 6th week of the quarter (at 5:00 p.m.)
When will I be notified?
Applicants that meet the deadline are notified of their admission status via email by the 10th week of the quarter.
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Student Profile: Brian Luong
"As a bio major, I knew I wanted to pursue a profession in clinical care to serve my community, but I was not sure in what capacity. I began volunteering or shadowing at community clinics, private clinics, and hospitals. Although I appreciated the one-on-one patient interaction, I also began to realize the importance of the management side of health care. This required a different way of approaching problems and thinking about solutions that only management courses and experiences could provide. The courses in the management minor helped me develop a new way of looking at established organizations and their resources. Meanwhile, as I did more volunteer work abroad, I began to see deep rooted problems that can only be addressed from a management perspective. I hope to combine my clinical training and business training to develop solutions for these problems."
-3rd year Harvard School of Dental Medicine, MBA Candidate Harvard Business School 2012