University-Wide Business Minor

UBM is offered by a consortium of schools and colleges at Cornell, including the College of Agriculture and Life SciencesSchool 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.

Eligible Students

The University-Wide Business Minor (UBM) is available to all undergraduate students graduating in May 2014 or later across all colleges at Cornell University, EXCEPT for students in the School of Hotel Administration, Dyson majors, and ORIE majors.

Declaring the Minor

Please visit the Business Minors website to enroll in the minor. Students may sign up starting their freshman year and must declare their intent to minor by their sixth semester.

To complete the Declaration of Intent, select the current and future courses to fulfill each category in the minor.

Completing the Minor

Courses and grades are self-reported by the student. Once all coursework has been met, students should certify completion. The Minors office will verify completion and submit for the minor to be listed on the student’s transcript.

Dropping the Minor

There is no penalty for not completing or dropping the minor. To drop the minor, students should select “Drop Minor” from their Minors profile.

Transfer Credit

Transfer requests must be submitted and reviewed PRIOR to taking the course. The request will be reviewed by the curriculum committee and the Minors office will respond with an approval/denial within ten business days.

Please submit the Transfer Request, located on the Minors website. A full copy of the course syllabus is required and must include the following information: mode of instruction, institution, instructor, number of course credits, meeting times/hours, exam schedule and list of topics covered.

A course is acceptable for transfer credit only if it is listed on the student’s college transcript. Students should check with their college registrar for specific policies about transfer credit before taking a course outside of Cornell University.

Minor Requirements

Pre-Requisite Courses:

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better if taking for a letter grade.
  • Taking a pre-requisite course S/U is permitted.
  • AP credit or transfer credit is acceptable for the pre-requisite course as long as the course is listed on the student’s transcript.
  • Online courses are acceptable for pre-requisite courses as long as the course is listed on the student’s transcript and must be submitted for approval prior to taking the course.

Core Courses:

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • If a core requirement is taken online, it must be a Cornell University online course to count toward the minor.
  • 1 core course from outside Cornell University may be applied toward the minor and must be submitted for approval prior to taking the course.

Course Requirements

To learn more about each course, click on Cornell’s Courses of Study (http://courses.cornell.edu/).

Pre-Requisites

Microeconomics Must complete one of the following courses.
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
PAM 2000 Intermediate Microeconomics
Statistics Must complete one of the following courses.
AEM 2100 Introductory Statistics
BTRY 3010 Biological Statistics I
BTRY 3080 Probability Models and Inference
CEE 3040 Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
ECON 3110 Probability Models and Inference for the Social Sciences
ECON 3120 Applied Econometrics
ECON 3130 Statistics and Probability
ENGRD 2700 Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
ILRST 2100 Introductory Statistics
ILRST 3080 Probability Models and Inference
ILRST 3110 Probability Models and Inference for the Social Sciences
MATH 1710 Statistical Theory and Applications in the Real World
MATH 4710 Basic Probability
MATH 4720 Statistics
PAM 2100 Introduction to Statistics
PAM 2101 Statistics for Policy Analysis and Management Majors
STSCI 2100 Introductory Statistics
STSCI 2150 Introductory Statistics for Biology
STSCI 2200 Biological Statistics I
STSCI 3080 Probability Models and Inference
STSCI 3110 Probability Models and Inference for the Social Sciences
SOC 3010 Evaluating Statistical Evidence
Introduction to Management One of the following courses is required.
AEM 1200 Introduction to Business Management
ILRID 1700 Introduction to Organizations and Management
NCC 5540 Managing and Leading in Organizations
ILR Students Only Need to take all three courses: ILRLR 1100, ILROB 1220, ILRHR 2600
Introduction to Marketing One of the following courses is required.
AEM 2400 Marketing
NCC 5530 Marketing Management
HADM 2410 Marketing Principles
Financial Accounting One of the following courses is required.
AEM 2210 Financial Accounting
HADM 2230 Financial Accounting Principles
NCC 5500 Financial Accounting
Finance One of the following courses is required.
AEM 2241 Finance (formerly AEM 2240)
HADM 2250 Finance
NCC 5560 Managerial Finance

Contact Us

B38 Warren Hall
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday, and by appointment.
minors.dyson@cornell.edu
https://minors.business.cornell.edu