MULTIDISCIPLINARY MINORS AND MINOR OUTSIDE QUESTROM
This is for Questrom students who are interested in more than just business but don’t have the time to take on a whole other major! To declare a minor, follow the steps below:
- Find your interest.
- Submit the form.
- Meet with an advisor in the UDC to plan your minor into your schedule.
- Have an exception that needs to be approved? Use the Minor Exception form.
- Check the University Bulletin for specific minor requirements.
Choose the college you would like to minor in for details!
MINOR INSIDE QUESTROM
The minor information on this page pertains to non-Questrom students that entered Boston University Fall 2020 and after. If you do not fit this criteria, please visit this page for the minor requirements or, if you wish to complete the new minor, contact your home school or college advising office.
The minor in Business Administration & Management is designed for the student who wants a general introduction to the concepts and functions of business. Students complete a set of three foundational courses and then have the ability to select four electives to complete the minor, with flexibility for individual intellectual interests. Students must earn a grade of C– or higher in each course taken toward the minor. Across all courses (required and elective), no more than 8 credits can be taken from the same department. NOTE: SM131, SM132 and SM275 are not considered to be from the same department.
Students must complete SM131, SM132 and AC221, as well as four electives from the following list to complete the minor.
|SM131 Business, Ethics, and the Creation of Value||required||Required of all Questrom 1st-semester freshmen. Open to non-Questrom students who have completed a semester of FT work at BU.||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|SM132 Measuring Financial Value||required||SM131 previous or concurrent. CAS MA121/123. Open to non-Questrom students who have completed a semester of FT work at BU.||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|AC221 Financial Accounting||required||QST SM131; QST SM132 previous or concurrent.||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|AC222 Managerial Accounting||elective||QST SM131; CAS MA120, MA121, or MA123 previous or concurrent; sophomore standing||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|CAS EC101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis||elective||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|CAS EC102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis||elective||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|FE200 Principles of Finance||elective||QST SM132; and QST AC221. Open only to non-Questrom students||Fall & Spring|
|IS223 Introduction to Information Systems||elective||QST SM131||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|IS474 Platform Strategy & Design||elective||QST IS223||Fall|
|LA245 Introduction to Law||elective||QST SM131 and sophomore standing||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|MK200 Principles of Marketing||elective||Spring & Summer 1|
|MK345 Consumer Insights||elective||QST SM131 and sophomore standing||Fall, Spring & Summer 2|
|MO221 The Dynamics of Leading Organizations||elective||QST SM131 and at least two semesters of full-time coursework.||Fall, Spring & Summer 1|
|MO356 Leadership and Management of Social Enterprises||elective||QST SM131 and at least two semesters of full-time coursework. Pre-reqfor SHA students: SHA HF231||Fall|
|MO442 Leveraging Diversity for Team Performance||elective||Junior or senior standing||not offered in 2021-22|
|MO448 Negotiations||elective||Junior or senior standing. Pre-req for SHA students: SHA HF231||Fall & Spring|
|MO460 The Leadership Challenge||elective||Junior or senior standing||Fall & Spring|
|OM353 Project Management||elective||QST SM131 and sophomore standing||Fall|
|OM365 Improving Quality: Six Sigma Certification||elective||QST QM221 or equivalent||not offered in 2021-22|
|PL325 Introduction to the Health Sector: Issues and Opportunities||elective||Sophomore standing||Spring|
|PL330 The U.S. Healthcare System in Transition||elective||Sophomore standing||Spring|
|PL350 The Psychology of Decision Making: Implications for Business and Public Policy||elective||Sophomore standing||Fall|
|QM221 Probabilistic and Statistical Decision-Making for Management||elective||QST SM131; CAS MA120, MA121 or MA123 previous or concurrent.||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
|QM222 Modeling Business Decisions and Market Outcomes||elective||Sophomore standing; QST QM221, CAS EC101.||Fall, Spring & Summer 1|
|SI250 Ideas to Impact||elective||Fall, Spring & Summer 2|
|SI344 Entrepreneurship: Solving Problems in a Dynamic World||elective||QST SM131, or QST SI250, or QST SI480, or COM FT591, or SHA HF410, HF260, and HF307||Fall & Spring|
|SI352 Innovation & the Dynamics of Enterprise in America (IDEA)||elective||First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR100 or WR120); CAS EC101, QST SM131||not offered in 2021-22|
|SI451 Organizing for Design and Innovation||elective||QST FE323, MK323, QM323 and OM323; or SI480||Fall & Spring|
|SI453 Strategies in Environmental Sustainability||elective||QST FE323, MK323, OM323, and QM323; or SI480||Spring|
|SI475 Global Management Experience||elective||QST SM131 and junior standing||Spring|
|SI480 The Business of Technology Innovation||elective||ENG juniors and seniors only||Fall & Spring|
|SM275 Management Communications||elective||QST SM131; QST SM132; CAS WR120 or WR150||Fall, Spring, Summer 1 & 2|
FOR SHA STUDENTS
A minor in Business Administration has been designed for School of Hospitality Administration undergraduate students who want a general introduction to the concepts and functions of management as it relates to the hospitality industry.
- QST SM131 – Business, Ethics, and the Creation of Value (prerequisite for all Questrom courses).
- QST SM132 – Introduction to Finance (2 credits). Students are encouraged to take SM131 and SM132 concurrently.
- QST MO221 – The Dynamics of Leading Organizations.
- QST QM221 (formerly SM221) – Probabilistic and Statistical Decision Making for Management
- QST IM345 – International Business Environment
- For the sixth required course, please choose one of the following:
- CAS EC101 – Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
- CAS EC102 – Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
- Introductory courses in calculus and computer science are recommended, but not required.
- Any other substitutions must be approved by a Questrom academic advisor before transfer credit will be awarded.
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