Managers are needed in every organization and in every profession.

By gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of management, you'll have a competitive advantage in the marketplace and throughout your career.

The minor in management—an eight-course curriculum drawn from core courses in the School of Management's existing undergraduate majors—is available to undergraduate students from any major outside the School of Management. It provides a foundation in the basic language and principles of business and complements advanced study in engineering, social science, health-related professions and other undergraduate majors.

Why consider a management minor?

"Liberal arts and social science majors are missing out on something vital to their futures: Business 101."
—The Chronicle of Higher Education


To apply to our management minor program, you must be a matriculating UB student in good academic standing who has completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum UB GPA of 2.0. School of Management majors may not participate in the minor program.

Applications open in early October in the Fall and early March in the Spring, and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Required Courses

  • MGG 150 Business and Society (must be completed before, or concurrently with, any 300-level course)
  • MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
  • MGB 301* Organizational Behavior and Administration

You must also take three of the following six electives, based on availability: 

  • MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • MGF 301* Corporation Finance
  • MGM 301* Principles of Marketing (requires ECO 182)
  • MGO 302* Production and Operations Management
  • MGQ 301* Statistical Decisions for Management
  • MGS 351* Introduction to Management Information Systems  

*All 300-level MG courses must be completed at UB