Business Minors

Business Minors Round out your education and explore a new area for possible graduate work

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 offers undergraduate minors in Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Management. These three minors are open to undergraduate students from any UCI major outside of the Merage School. Students must ask their home advising unit to add the minor to their DegreeWorks. 

Students in the BA in Business Administration are not eligible to pursue any of these minors. Students in the BS in Business Information Management are eligible to pursue the Accounting minor only. 

For more information about the specific minors and their prerequisites, please review the information below. The official source for information is the UCI Catalogue. If the Catalogue and information on this website differ, the UCI Catalogue should be used as the correct source.

Minors and Requirements

The Paul Merage School of Business faculty developed an undergraduate minor in Accounting to support (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 and who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objectives.

Students must satisfy the following prerequisites for enrolling in upper-division undergraduate minor courses: two lower-division introductory accounting courses (MGMT 30A and MGMT 30B), one lower-division microeconomics course (ECON 20A) and one lower-division single variable calculus course (MATH 2A) as prerequisites to minor in the program. In addition, students must satisfy seven upper-division courses for the minor:

  • Three core accounting courses: MGMT 131A – Intermediate Accounting I, MGMT 131B – Intermediate Accounting II, MGMT 132A – Individual Taxation
  • Two accounting elective courses (choose from the following options): MGMT 133, 136, 137, 138, 194. 
  • Two additional business elective courses: Students may take additional accounting electives above or MGMT 1, 101, 102, 105, 107, 109, 113-129, 141 – 184, 189, 192 and 190 (provided topics have not been covered in other accounting courses). 

**Transfer students should check with their college counselor for established equivalencies for the prerequisite courses. Students not taking Mgmt 30A and 30B at UCI during regular session or summer session must complete Mgmt 131A with a minimum grade of “B.” 

Note:

Some business elective courses may require additional prerequisites.

Students may not receive both the minor in Management and the minor in Accounting. .

With Merage School faculty approval, a student may substitute a maximum of one minor course using the Course Substitution Petition.

 

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 participate in the annual New Venture Competition at the Merage School which brings together entrepreneurship from various UCI schools (e.g., ICS, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Business, etc.).  

Students must satisfy seven courses in order to satisfy the minor:

  • Three core courses: MGMT 1 – Introduction to Business and Management, MGMT 113 – New Ventures: A course in Entrepreneurship, MGMT 115 – Learn Startup
  • Four additional elective courses (choose from the following options): MGMT 30A, 102, 105, 109, 110, 125, 126, 129, 151, 192. 

Note:

Some business elective courses may require additional prerequisites.

Students may not receive both the minor in Management and the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

With Merage School faculty approval, a student may substitute a maximum of one minor course using the Course Substitution Petition.

In establishing the 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 to prepare 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 and who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objectives.

Students must satisfy the following prerequisites for enrolling in upper-division undergraduate minor courses: ECON 20A (or equivalent) and one statistics course or sequence. In addition, students must satisfy seven upper-division courses for the minor:

Students must satisfy seven courses in order to satisfy the minor:

  • One lower-division core course: MGMT 1 – Introduction to Business and Management
  • Four core courses (choose from the following options): MGMT 30A, 101, 102, 105, 107, 109, 110
  • Two additional elective courses: Students may take additional upper-division core courses above or MGMT 113-129, 141-184, 189, 192, 196 and 190 (provided specific topics have not been covered in other courses). 

**Transfer students should check with their college counselor for established equivalencies for the prerequisite courses. Completion of all prerequisite courses, including Mgmt 1, must be a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better. 

Note:

Some business core/elective courses may require additional prerequisites.

Students in the B.A. in Business Administration and B.S. Business Information Management majors are not eligible to minor in Management.

Students may not receive both the minor in Management and the minor in Accounting.

Students may not receive both the minor in Management and the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

With Merage School faculty approval, a student may substitute a maximum of one minor course using the Course Substitution Petition.

Students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program may substitute a maximum of two courses, with Merage School faculty approval using the Course Substitution Petition.