Business Administration Minor

The application for the Business Administration minor (new window) for the Class of 2022 is now open. Applications are due by Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

The Business Administration Minor in Georgetown College offers students an opportunity to develop business knowledge and skills, in combination with their liberal arts education, to better equip them to contribute to the global economy with creativity, integrity, and a commitment to social responsibility. This minor brings College students together with McDonough School of Business (MSB) students in various curricular programs to examine the field of business from diverse intellectual perspectives and more thoroughly understand business in a cultural, political and social context. The minor allows College students to take business courses in the six main areas of accounting, finance, operations, management, marketing, and strategy, ethics, and public policy, as well as in selected liberal arts disciplines that build bridges between a student’s major, minor or other interests and the broad field of business. All students in the Business Administration Minor take a course in Ethical Values of Business that challenges students to apply their learning in an ethical manner and prepares them to contribute generously to their intellectual and professional communities.

The minor is open by application only and students apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year.  There are four prerequisites that applicants must have completed by the end of the spring semester of sophomore year.  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). All College students (including business administration minors) are limited to a maximum of 6 MSB courses (ACCT, BADM, FINC, MARK, MGMT, OPIM, and STRT) within their College degree. All MSB courses taken above and beyond 6 will not count toward the College degree.

FINC-150 does not count toward the business administration minor. Students who wish to complete the business administration minor and take FINC-150 must make sure that 1 of the 4 Advanced Electives required for the minor 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 business administration minors. Business administration minors must take ACCT-101 in the fall term of their junior year (or upon return if a student is studying abroad in the fall term of junior year). If a minor has previously taken ACCT-001, he or she will lose that credit.

For more information on the Business Administration Minor, including prerequisites for applying and course requirements, please see https://bulletin.georgetown.edu/page/1242706924527.html#BusinessAdministrationMinor (new window)


Students who have questions about the minor should contact Assistant Dean Jessica Ciani-Dausch.


As part of completing the minor, students may take up to one “bridge” elective.  These are designated courses within the College that explore the cultural, political, and social contexts of business. Past courses that have been recognized as suitable bridge electives are:

  • AMST-382 Advertising and Social Change
  • ANTH-170 Commerce Across Cultures: Trade in Turbulence
  • CATH-205 Catholicism and the Origins of Modern Business
  • CLSS-342 Ancient Roman Economy
  • COSC-011 Introduction to Information Privacy
  • COSC-287 Data Science
  • COSC-411 Information Warfare
  • ECON-156 Poverty
  • ECON-243 International Trade
  • ECON-244 International Finance (students may not take this and FINC-250)
  • ECON-264 Global Equity Capital Markets
  • ECON-384 Topics in Trade
  • 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-465 Money, Banking, & Financial Markets
  • ECON-481 Labor Economics
  • ECON-484 Political Economy of Trade Policy
  • ENST-441 GIS Environment and Health
  • GOVT-261 International Political Economy
  • GOVT-262 International Organizations
  • GOVT-354 Environmental Politics
  • GOVT-362 Poverty and the World Economy
  • GOVT-382 Max Weber
  • GOVT-415 Dept Seminar: Globalization and International Law
  • GOVT-478 Poverty and Inequity
  • GOVT-499 Dept Seminar: Politics, Markets, and Cultures
  • HIST-203 Global/Local Foods and Food Systems
  • HIST-284 History of American Labor
  • HIST-290 Oil and World Power
  • HIST-328 China and the US
  • HIST-382 Topics in US History: Unfree Labor in US after 1865
  • MATH-240 Applied Statistical Methods
  • MUSC-261 Perform Arts & Museum Mgmt I
  • MUSC-262 Perf Art Adm:Fund/Grnt/Mkt/PolJ
  • PHIL-129 Ethics: Global Justice
  • PHIL-377 Ethics and Economics
  • PHIL-141 Ethics: Moral Foundations of Market Society
  • SOCI-154 Sociology of the 1 Percent
  • SOCI-157 Global Power Elites
  • SOCI-166 Modernization and Development
  • SOCI-167 Globalization and Social Change
  • SOCI-168 CBL: Social Entrepreneurship
  • SOCI-220 CBL: Global Inequalities/Social Justice
  • SOCI-223 Visual Sociology and Consumer Technology
  • SOCI-226 Consumerism in East Asian Societies
  • SOCI-245 Philanthropy and Social Change
  • SOCI-258 Inequality and Social Chance in Latin America
  • SOCI-437/438 Project DC
  • WGST-224 Labor, Sexuality, Globalization  
  • ARAB-328 Business Arabic
  • CHIN-321 Business Chinese
  • FREN-293 Business French
  • GERM-292 German Business Culture
  • JAPN-322 Business Japanese II
  • KREN-321 Business Korean I
  • PORT-171 Business Portuguese
  • SPAN-209 Adv Spanish for Business