The Business minor at the Rady School of Management is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business theory, practices and applications. Because of the wide range of academic interests and majors among UC San Diego undergraduate students, the content of each course covers a broad context of the application of business principles to a variety of fields.
The courses are application-oriented, exploring theoretical approaches and emphasizing the implementation of those theories across a wide range of real-world situations. Courses are designed to promote continuity from one course to another to help demonstrate the interconnectivity of business fundamentals.
Course work focuses on project management, business ethics, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The courses provide learning opportunities for undergraduate students that are unique to the UC San Diego campus.
In addition, many of the Business minor courses are team focused, encouraging the development of skills in team interaction, consensus building, conflict resolution, group presentations and organizational leadership.
This minor is aimed at students who envision careers that require an understanding of the basic principles and practices of business. Graduates pursuing careers in non–business related fields will encounter common business practices, and a Business minor will bring a much–valued perspective to their initial employment.
To fulfill the requirements of the Business Minor, students must take five required courses and two 4 unit electives for a total of 28 units.
- All courses taken for the Business Minor must be taken for taken for a letter grade. The prerequisite MGT3/MATH10A/MATH20A may be taken Pass/No Pass, but first ensure that you are not required to take it for a letter grade if this class also satisfies a major or general education requirement.
- Students must earn at least a C- in each course used for the minor and must finish the minor with an overall minor GPA of 2.0.
- A maximum of 2 lower division classes may be applied toward the minor (MGT4 and MGT5 taken together count as 1 lower division class that substitutes for MGT45 when applied toward the Business Minor).
- Per UCSD policy, upper division classes cannot overlap. Your Business Minor electives, if upper division, cannot count toward both your major and minor.
(7 classes total)
Ethics (Choose 1 Class)
MGT 16: Personal Ethics at Work or
MGT 166: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Accounting (Choose to Complete 1 or 2 Classes)
MGT 45: Principles of Accounting
Core (Complete All Three Classes)
or both MGT 4/ECON 4 Financial Accounting and MGT5 Managerial Accounting
MGT 103: Product Marketing and Management
MGT 181: Enterprise Finance
MGT 112: Global Business Strategy
MGT 3: Quantitative Methods or MATH 10A or MATH 20A and
MGT 45 or both ECON 4/MGT 4 and MGT 5
MGT 103 and MGT 181
Elective (Choose 2 Classes)
Choose two electives from the options on the right side bar.
While not required, if students choose to, they can take two electives in the same functional area and thus have a “mini-concentration.” These mini-concentrations include:
*Meets UCSD's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) requirement.
- Entrepreneurship: MGT 121A, MGT 121B, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 203, BISP 194 (by department approval)
- Finance: MGT 183, MGT 184, MGT 185, MGT 12, MATH 193A, MATH 194
- Marketing: MGT 105, MGT 106, COMM 106I, COMM 109D
- Organizational Behavior: MGT 18*, MGT 164, ENG 100A, SOCI 148E, SOCI 140F, SOCI 121, SOC 132, COMM 106F, COMM 110G, PSYC 178
- Operations: MGT 174, MGT 172, COMM 168, ENG 100B
Because of business’ broad application to many fields, we will accept elective courses completed at Rady and at other departments. A chart showing forecasted course offerings for 2012-13 from other departments may be found HERE.
Some electives such as MGT199 may be taken for 2 or 4 units of credit. 28 units are required for the minor, so a 2 unit elective will not satisfy a full elective requirement.
A maximum of 2 lower division classes may be applied toward the minor (MGT4 and MGT5 taken together count as 1 lower division class that substitutes for MGT45 when applied toward the Business Minor).