The management minor is available to students enrolled in any college outside of the Carlson School on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. In addition to giving you broad exposure to the basic elements of business and management, the minor is an excellent preparation for law school, an MBA program, or your career.

Students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters. Applications are encouraged by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. We encourage students to apply for the minor as soon as they have completed (or have in progress) the three preparation courses noted below.

Computer Science or Computer Engineering students enrolled in the management minor are eligible to try out for the MIS Case Competition Team. The team represents the Carlson MIS program at international case competitions. Students who make the team earn 2 MIS elective credits towards their minor and a unique experience for their resume. Competition expenses are covered by our generous corporate sponsors.

Are you eligible?

Along with having a GPA of at least 3.0, you must complete the following courses with a C- or better on an A - F grading basis to be eligible for the management minor:

  • ECON 1101 Microeconomics (4 credits)

    • Substitutes: APEC 1101

  • MATH 1031 College Algebra (3 credits)

    • Substitutes: An advanced math course, such as calculus or finite math

  • SCO 2550 Business Statistics (4 credits)

    • Substitutes: STAT 3011, 3021, or 3022; PSY 3801; SOC 3811; IE 3521 or IE 4521; EE 3025; CE 3102; STAT 4101/4102 sequence, STAT 5101/5102 sequence, MATH 5651/5652 sequence, or ANSC 3011

We also recommend (but do not require) a macroeconomics course.