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Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

A minor in business empowers students with the skills to move into management or launch their own business. Whether majoring in engineering, the arts, science, health or another field, a business minor provides a valuable way to expand your career options. With a minor in business, students gain an understanding of managerial, administrative and basic accounting skills, business models and managerial insight.

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The business minor provides non-business majors with exposure to various disciplines in the business arena through completion of six courses. The minor is tailored with courses to maximize students’ abilities to gain knowledge and skills in a concentrated time frame.

Students often select this minor because of a connection with their major, simple interest in the area, or with the expectation that they may start their own business someday. Students looking to minor in business can pair this concentration with a variety of other business and non-business majors, enhancing their career opportunities. Career and Life Design Coaches can help students narrow their career focus.

Interested in adding the minor? Feel free to schedule an appointment that works with your schedule with any SBA adviser through Trac Cloud.

Contact Us
Jaclyn Keith
Academic Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3513

Jennifer Cordon Thor
Faculty Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-4091

Any student involved with business will be prepared for many
situations and processes common in the business arena. For more information on careers please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or O*Net.

  • Advertising
  • Community or Public Relations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • HR/Employment Services
  • Wellness Coordinator


  • Ally
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Carhartt
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Google
  • Kelly Services
  • Rocket Mortgage
  • Penske Corporation
  • Whirlpool Corporation

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Students are welcome to join any of the student organizations in the School of Business Administration to help them network with other students, faculty and employers.

  • American Marketing Association
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Society of Automotive Analysts
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Society of Operations Management

Wage Range | $35,350 - $142,170
Median Annual Wage | $62,810 - $141,490
National Growth | 10% from 2020 to 2030

*Data from the National Bureau of Labor and Statistics

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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