Minor in Business Administration

Why minor in Business Administration?

Minoring in business is a great way to complement your primary area of study and enhance your leadership, communication skills, and relevancy in today’s global marketplace.

Process for declaring the Business Administration minor

University of Washington students from all non-business majors may earn a Minor in Business Administration at UW Bothell. Students enrolled at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma will be authorized for cross-enrollment in order to pursue the business minor. Interested students should discuss the feasibility of completing this minor with their major program advisor.

Meet with your academic advisor to plan completion of the minor prerequisites listed below. You can make an appointment with a School of Business advisor to discuss any of the Business minors. Once you’ve completed the prerequisites satisfactorily, admission to the minor is guaranteed. Either your academic advisor or a Business advisor can officially enter the Business Administration minor into your student record.

Prerequisites (25 credits)

Students must earn a 2.7 cumulative GPA and a 2.7 prerequisite GPA with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each of the following prerequisite courses:

CreditsCourses (prerequisites in parentheses)
5 BBUS 220 – Introduction to Microeconomics OR
BIS 200 – Introduction to Microeconomics
5 BBUS 221 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (BBUS 220, BIS 200, or B CUSP 200), OR
BIS 201 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (BBUS 220, BIS 200, or B CUSP 200)
5 BBUS 215 – Introduction to Business Statistics, OR
BIS 215 – Understanding Statistics, OR
BMATH 215 – Statistics for Health Science, OR
STMATH 341 – Introduction to Statistical Inference (STMATH 124, B MATH 144, or MATH 124)
5 BBUS 210 – Principles of Financial Accounting, OR
BBUS 211 – Principles of Managerial Accounting (BBUS 210)
5 College Algebra (or higher)

Business Administration minor curriculum

Course TypeCourses (prerequisites in parentheses)
Required CoursesA total of 20 credits to include the following:

BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics, and Inclusivity, Diversity Designated Course
BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics (BMATH 144, STMATH 124, or MATH 112)
BBUS 320 – Marketing Management
BBUS 340 – Operations and Project Management (BBUS 310)
Minor Elective5 credits (any 300/400 level Business course)

Registering for classes

Once you’ve officially declared the Business minor, you will be able to register for Business courses starting in Registration Period 2. Certain 300/400-level Business courses require add codes for students in the minor. Each quarter, prior to the start of Registration Period 2, we send all students in the Business Administration minor a link to a form used to request course registration assistance and add codes.

Graduating with a minor

When you meet with your academic advisor to apply for graduation, you will include your major and any minors on the application form. Upon graduation, the minor will be indicated on your transcript but will not appear on your diploma.