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 60 credit hours and the minor prerequisite courses with a minimum overall GPA, UB GPA and prerequisite GPA of 2.5. All prerequisite courses should be completed or in progress at time you apply to minor. School of Management majors may not participate in the minor program.

Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee admission. The program is competitive and will admit the top 75 fall applicants and the top 75 spring applicants each year.

Once accepted into the minor, you will take upper-division management courses during your junior and/or senior years.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for fall admission with rolling admissions after April 1
  • Nov. 1 for spring admission with rolling admissions after Nov. 1


  • MGG 150 Business and Society
  • MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses to be completed at UB*

  • 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 (requires at least concurrent registration in MGQ 301)
  • 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 (summer only)

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