Managers are needed in every organization and in every profession. Gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of management can provide undergraduate students with any major a competitive advantage in the marketplace and throughout their careers. This is the objective of the undergraduate Minor in Management, an eight-course curriculum drawn from the core courses of School of Management's existing undergraduate majors. This minor provides a foundation in the basic language and principles of business and compliments advanced study in engineering, social science, health-related professions and other undergraduate majors.
Why consider a minor in management? According to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "liberal-arts and social-science majors are missing out on something vital to their futures: Business 101." A management minor provides students with basic business knowledge that will be an asset in their careers.
Applicants to the School of Management Minor Program must 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 Management 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. While the program will seek to accommodate individual preference for which three of the six elective courses each student participates in, exact preference cannot be guaranteed due to potential capacity constraints.
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
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
Application Deadlines: July 15 for fall admission; December 15 for spring.
School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010