Business Administration Minor
Applications for the business administration minor for College sophomores are available now.
Completed applications must be submitted to Ifrah Fatah by Wednesday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.
The business administration minor offers students an opportunity to develop business knowledge and skills in combination with a liberal arts education. Students enrolled in the minor can take courses in accounting, finance, operations, management, marketing, strategy, ethics, and public policy, as well as courses in selected liberal arts disciplines that connect a student’s interests and the field of business. All students in the minor take a capstone course in Social Responsibility of Business, which both challenges students to apply their learning in an ethical manner and to contribute to their intellectual and professional communities.
Eligibility and Application for the Minor
A College student is eligible to apply for the minor if he or she:
- is in the spring term of sophomore year
- is completing the final of the 4 prerequisites (see below)
- has a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade-point average
- has a minimum 3.3 grade-point average in the prerequisites
The program is limited to 50 students per class, selected on the basis of an application submitted in spring of their sophomore year. Junior and senior students are not eligible to apply retroactively. The application includes an essay explaining the student’s reasons for seeking a minor in business administration, with an emphasis on how the minor would complement the student’s other major or minor interests. A committee of deans in the College and MSB will review the applications.
Students accepted to the minor and students interested in applying for the minor should not take ACCT-001 or FINC-150 (these courses do not count toward the minor). College students are limited to a maximum of 4 pre-professional courses (ACCT, BADM, FINC, MARK, MGMT, NURS, OPIM, and STRT) within their College degree. However, this limit is increased for business administration minors to 6 pre-professional courses. All MSB courses taken above and beyond the minor requirements will not count toward the degree.
Students who wish to complete the BADM minor and take FINC-150 must make sure that their 6th BADM course is a College bridge elective (see list below), thereby keeping the total number of MSB courses in the degree within the limit of 6. ACCT-001 may not be taken by BADM minors.
Students who have questions about the minor should contact Associate Dean Tad Howard.
Please download the application here. Complete and submit the application to Ifrah Fatah by Wednesday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m. The application should be emailed as a single document.
- Calculus: MATH-035
- Statistics: MATH-040, OPIM-173, or ECON-121
- Economics: 2 courses in economics, only one of which may be completed with AP credit.
- If you have AP credit for both ECON-001 and 002, take ECON-101.
- If you have AP credit for ECON-001 only, take ECON-002.
- If you have AP credit for ECON-002 only, take ECON-001.
- If you have no AP credit in ECON, take ECON-001 and 002, OR ECON-003 (if you have a strong high school background in economics) and 101.
6 Required Courses (plus OPIM-170 or OPIM-172)
- OPIM-170 Computational Business Modeling (1 credit; pass/fail) or OPIM-172 (2 credits for minors interested in taking finance)
- ACCT-101 Accounting I
- STRT-282 Social Responsibility of Business (Required Capstone Course)
4 Advanced Electives
Students must take at least 3 courses in the business school (excluding ACCT-001 and FINC-150). Students may choose to take a broad-based minor or to specialize in a single area by taking at least 3 electives in one area to gain in-depth knowledge. Students must meet all prerequisites for MSB courses they wish to take (see the Schedule of Classes for prerequisite listing). Students may choose the 3 MSB courses from offerings in:
- Management, Leadership, and Innovation
- Operations (Statistics/Analytics, Management Science, and Operations Management)
- Strategy, Ethics, and Public Policy
The fourth elective may be from any of the above MSB areas or from the list of approved College “bridge” electives—courses that explore the cultural, political, and social contexts of business. These are designated electives in College departments. Students are encouraged to take as their fourth elective a College-approved course in their major or minor discipline, or in another area of interest to enhance the integration of their curricular programs. This course, however, will only count toward the business administration minor, and not toward the student’s major or other minors.
Past courses that have been recognized as suitable bridge electives:
- ANTH-411 Consuming Drug Food
- COSC-011 Introduction to Information Privacy
- COSC-014 Introduction to Information Systems
- COSC-380 Introduction to Database (students may not take this and OPIM-257
- ECON-243 International Trade
- ECON-244 International Finance (students may not take this and FINC-250)
- ECON-391 Japanese Economy
- ECON-408 Economics of Information
- ECON-429 Topics in Competition and Regulation
- ECON-458 Economic Crises
- ECON-461 Industrial Organization
- ECON-471 Unemployment, Search, and Matching
- ECON-481 Labor Economics
- ECON-484 Political Economy of Trade Policy
- ENGL-345 Organizational Rhetoric and Writing (students may not take this and MGMT-200)
- GOVT-288 International Political Economy
- GOVT-291 International Organizations
- GOVT-354 Environmental Politics
- GOVT-415 Dept Seminar: Globalization and International Law
- GOVT-478 Poverty and Inequity
- GOVT-499 Dept Seminar: Politics, Markets, and Cultures
- HIST-284 History of American Labor
- HIST-285 American Consumer Culture
- HIST-290 Oil and World Power
- HIST-328 China and the US
- HIST-406 Shopping! A Global History
- MATH-240 Applied Statistical Methods
- MATH-405 Applied Time Series Analysis
- MATH-605 Intro to Financial Mathematics
- PHIL-377 Ethics and Economics
- PSYC-361 Children and Technology
- WGST-224 Labor, Sexuality, Globalization
- SOCI-154 Sociology of the 1 Percent
- SOCI-166 Modernization and Development
- SOCI-167 Globalization and Social Change
- SOCI-168 Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Social Change
- SOCI-223 Visual Sociology and Consumer Technology
- SOCI-226 Consumer Culture: East Asia
- SOCI-245 Philanthropy and Social Change
- SOCI-437/438 Project DC
- CHIN-321 Business Chinese
- FREN-293 Business French
- GERM-292 German Business Culture
- JAPN-322 Business Japanese II
- KREN-216 Business Korean I
- KREN-217 Business Korean II
- PORT-171 Business Portuguese
Students are strongly advised to complete all business electives on campus at Georgetown. Study abroad programs should be appropriate for students’ majors, but students may receive credit toward the business administration minor for a course (maximum of one) taken while studying abroad. These courses must be approved in advance by the MSB dean’s office.