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Minors

Choosing to minor in a business discipline is a great way to round out your education and explore a new area for possible graduate work. The Merage School undergraduate minors in Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Management are open to all UCI students. Space is very limited and admission is on a competitive basis. For all the details on the minors, their prerequisites and the application process, please review the information below. 

Accounting Minor

The Paul Merage School of Business faculty offer an undergraduate minor in Accounting consisting of seven upper-division courses. In addition, two lower-division introductory accounting courses, one lower-division microeconomics course and one lower-division single variable calculus course are prerequisites to the minor program.

In establishing the undergraduate minor in Accounting, the faculty anticipated two types of students to be drawn to courses in accounting: (1) students preparing for careers in accounting or in other fields that require some knowledge of accounting, and (2) students planning to pursue a graduate degree in accounting who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objective. 

Students are eligible to apply for the minor in Accounting if they have upper-division standing and have completed Management 30A and 30B with a grade no lower than B (3.0) and all other prerequisite courses with a grade no lower than C (2.0). Completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission to the minor in Accounting. 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 located in SB2 Suite 202.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

The minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides extensive academic and practical training for students to embark on careers as entrepreneurs (innovating to form new companies) and intrapreneurs (innovating within existing companies).

The program provides students with knowledge and practical experience on certain core topics on the process of innovation and entrepreneurship, i.e., planning a new venture, lean startup methodology, venture capital, private equity, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to apply the associated business skills in the Business Plan Competition and in internships.

Students will be eligible to apply for the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship if they have completed Management 1 with a grade no lower than “C” (2.0) and will have junior status upon entry. Elective offerings in the minor may have additional prerequisites. Please be advised that completion of the prerequisite course does not guarantee admission into the minor; space is very limited. 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, SB2 Suite 202.

Management Minor

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 (ECON 20A), and one statistics course or one sequence selected from the following: ANTHRO 10A-B-C, ENGRCEE11, ECON 15A-B, MGMT 7, STATS 7, STATS 8, STATS 67, MATH 131A-B-C, SOCECOL 13, PSYCH 10A-B-C, SOC SCI 9A-B-C, SOC SCI 10A-B-C, SOCIOL 10A-B-C. Management 1 serves as a prerequisite and also counts as one of the seven courses required for the minor. Transfer students should check with their college counselor for established equivalencies for these prerequisite courses. NOTE: Individual courses that students may select within the minor may require additional prerequisites, including MATH 2A.

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 located in SB2 Suite 202.

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Requirements

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. A limited number of students are admitted to a minor each quarter; students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the UC Irvine Catalogue

When should I apply?

Students should apply in the quarter that they plan to complete all the program prerequisite 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 pm.

When will I be notified?

Applicants that meet the deadline are notified of their admission status via email by the end of the quarter.