Business Minors

The McLaren School of Management offers four minors for students declaring majors other than business.

  • General Business (20 units)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 units)
  • Hospitality Management (20 units)
  • Business Analytics (20 units)

The General Business Minor provides the non-business major with a background in business to complement their current field and future careers.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) Minor helps students attain the analytical skills and experiences needed to create innovative products and entrepreneurial ventures in fields they are passionate about.

The Hospitality Management Minor offers an intensified concentration in business and hospitality management classes in order to provide a basic foundation and knowledge of the industry, thus enhancing a student's competitive "positioning" in this field.

The Business Analytics Minor develops the knowledge and skills in demand that are required for data-driven solutions to today’s business problems and decisions

The Minors are reflected on students' transcripts, and require a letter grade and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Minor. Students interested in a Business Minor should consult with their advisor to declare the Minor and to review the specific course requirements and necessary prerequisites for the courses.

General Business Minor Courses (20 UNITS)

Required (12 units) — Minor courses may be taken in any order after or concurrently with BUS 201.


Select 8 UNITS from a wide range of undergraduate 200-400 level BUSINESS COURSES, so long as prerequisites are met.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor (20 UNITS)

The USF Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) is designed for students majoring in areas other than business who want to develop the business and technical skills and experiences needed to create innovative products and services and join or launch entrepreneurial ventures.

The E&I Minor helps each student build physical and online design capability, strategic and financial planning skills, and professional entrepreneurial and innovative experience. In essence, the USF E&I minor will help artists, engineers, philosophers, scientists, writers and others identity new ways to make a living with their passion.

The USF Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program has been recognized among the best in the Nation. (U.S. News – 2017 and 2018)

(A minimum of 100 hours in an internship/practicum related to entrepreneurship or innovation is a requirement for the minor. BUS 373 satisfies this requirement.)

Required (12 UNITS)

E&I Electives

Select 8 UNITS from the FOLLOWING

Hospitality Management Minor (21 Units)

The Minor in Hospitality Management is designed for non-business majors who have an interest in expanding their knowledge and enhancing their career opportunities in the hospitality industry.

Required business Units

Required Hospitality courses


Select 8 units from the Hospitality Management Curriculum*

Business Analytics Minor (20 Units)

The Minor in Business Analytics is designed for students with majors in areas other than business who want to develop the knowledge and skills needed to utilize data, models, analysis, and software to enhance organizational performance.

Required Courses

  • BUS 204 Quantitative Business Analysis (4 units)
  • BUS 205 Applied Business Technology (2 units)
  • BUS 308 Systems in Organizations (4 units)
  • BUS 340 Data Visualization (2 units)

Elective Courses

Select 8 UNITS from the FOLLOWING
  • BUS 370: Internet Business Applications
  • BUS 397 AGI: International Data Analysis (4 units)
  • BUS 346 Special Topics I: Advance Business Analytics (2 units)
  • BUS 371 Special Topics II: BA (2 units)

Contact Info

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