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Managers are needed in every organization and in every profession.

By gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of management, you'll have a competitive advantage in the marketplace and throughout your career.

The minor in management, an eight-course curriculum drawn from the core courses of School of Management's existing undergraduate majors, is available to undergraduate students from any major. It provides a foundation in the basic language and principles of business and complements advanced study in engineering, social science, health-related professions and other undergraduate majors.

Why consider a minor in management?

"Liberal-arts and social-science majors are missing out on something vital to their futures: Business 101."
—The Chronicle of Higher Education


Applicants to the management minor program must be matriculating UB students in good academic standing who have completed at least 60 credit hours and the minor prerequisite courses with a minimum overall GPA, UB GPA and prerequisite GPA of 2.5. All prerequisite courses should be completed or in progress when applying for the minor. School of Management majors may not participate in the minor program.

Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee admission. The program is competitive and will admit the top 75 fall applicants and the top 75 spring applicants each year. Upper-division management courses are taken during the junior and/or senior years, after acceptance into the minor program. The program will try to accommodate individual preferences for which three of the six elective courses each student participates in, but exact preference cannot be guaranteed because of capacity constraints.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for fall admission
  • November 1 for spring admission


  • MGG 150 Business and Society
  • MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I
  • MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses to be completed at UB*

  • MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration

    And three of the following six elective courses:
  • MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II
  • MGF 301 Corporation Finance (requires at least concurrent registration in MGQ 301)
  • MGM 301 Principles of Marketing (requires ECO 182)
  • MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
  • MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions for Management
  • MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems (summer only)

*All 300 level MG courses must be completed at UB