UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM
University-Wide Business Minor
The University-wide Business Minor is available to all undergraduate students graduating in May 2014 or later across all colleges at Cornell University, except for the School of Hotel Administration.
The University-wide Business Minor (UBM) is offered by a consortium of schools and colleges at Cornell, including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), Johnson School, and School of Hotel Administration. The minor is intended for students majoring in subject areas other than business to get exposure to business concepts, frameworks, and methods.
Declaration of Intent to Minor
Students may complete a Declaration of Intent to Minor in the University-wide Minor in Business (UBM) starting in their freshmen year and must declare the minor by the end of their Junior Year to qualify. The declaration is intended to signal the interest and INTENT of a student to pursue the minor. The declaration can be filed BEFORE the pre-requisites as long as the applicant plans to take the pre-requisites within the next two semesters. Once the declaration of INTENT is registered in the UBM database, students receive notification and are officially considered part of the program. Students declaring the INTENT to pursue the Minor will have access to advice and guidance on the minor and will be put on a notification list that will be used to announce new offerings and opportunities. Complete the Declaration of Intent to Minor online form here.
To file a Declaration of Intent to Minor in UBM, students must be enrolled in or plan to take in the next two semesters a 3-credit class in:
- Introductory Statistics, such as AEM 2100, ILRST 2100, PAM 2100, PAM 2101, Math 1710, ENGRD 2700, CEE 304, ECON 3130, ECON 3125, PSYCH 3500, BTRY 3010, HADM 2010, STSCI 2100, STSCI 2150, ECON 3110-3120
- ECON 1110 or a comparable course in microeconomics with a passing grade
AP credit or transfer credit is acceptable for these prerequisites if the course is listed on the applicant's college transcript. A passing grade is required for these prerequisites. Taking the prerequisite courses S/U is permitted.
The following courses (minimum of 12 credits) must be completed with a grade of C or better. Any course taken after January 2013 must be taken for a letter grade (i.e., no S/U). You may only take two of the four required classes outside of Cornell University. See the section below for information on transfer credit.
- Introduction to Management. Any of the following are accepted:
- AEM 1200 (Spring, Summer)
- ILRID 1700 (Fall)
- ILRHR 4641 (Fall)
- NCC 5540 (Spring)
- ILRLR 1100, ILROB 1220, and ILRHR 2600 (all 3 courses required)
- Introduction to Marketing. Any of the following are accepted:
- AEM 2400 (Fall, Winter, Summer)
- HADM 2410 (Fall, Spring)
- NCC 5530 (Fall)
- Financial Accounting. Any of the following are accepted:
- HADM 2230 (Fall, Spring)
- NCC 5500 (Fall, Spring)
- AEM 2210 (Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Finance. Any of the following are accepted:
- AEM 3240 (Fall)
- AEM 2240 ( Fall, Spring, Summer)
- HADM 2250 (Fall, Spring)
- NCC 5560 (Fall, Spring)
Two of the four required courses must be taken at Cornell University. All required classes must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Transfer credit or course equivalency must be certified by one of the professors teaching the approved required Cornell classes for the UBM BEFORE you take the course. Please submit a complete syllabus to Nancy Bell at email@example.com. Course descriptions will NOT be accepted in place of a syllabus.
To transfer financial accounting, a proficiency test is required. No online courses will be accepted for this requirement. To take the proficiency test, please contact Nancy Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A course is only acceptable for transfer credit if it is listed on the applicant's college transcript. Please check with your college's registrar for specific policies about transfer credit before you take a course outside of Cornell University.
CALS Seniors: Please bring your CALS Application to Graduate along with an official transcript to 240F Warren Hall for certification that all required University-wide Business Minor courses have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being completed.
Non-CALS Seniors: Please bring your official transcript to 240F Warren Hall prior to March 15 senior year (May graduates) or prior to September 15 (January graduates) to certify that all required University-wide Business Minor courses have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being completed.
Questions should be addressed to the Dyson School's undergraduate minor coordinator, Nancy Bell (240F Warren Hall); or Prof. Deborah Streeter, Dyson School. You can schedule a meeting with Professor Streeter here.