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What can I expect as a student minoring in business at Gies?

As a student minoring in business, you can expect to gain foundational business knowledge from one of the world’s top business schools. You will complete four required online core courses and choose a minimum of two additional electives. Course descriptions can be found on the course catalog. This broad exposure to the innovative curriculum at Gies will help you develop a strong foundation and prepare you to bring a business mindset to your future career, regardless of your major. The Gies business minor will set you apart.

Who can add a business minor?

Gies Business offers the business minor to all UIUC students. There is no separate admission application. 

To declare the business minor, you must complete a minor declaration form.

Career Opportunities

A business minor makes a major impact. It tells future employers that you know how a company works and that you have developed additional skills and perspective, all of which give you an advantage in a competitive job market.

Preferred Admission to Gies Graduate Programs

By completing a business minor degree, you can receive preferred admission to select Gies Graduate Programs. Earning a Gies graduate degree is a great way to build your career, develop leadership skills, and join our large network of alumni eager to support you.


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Business Minor Information Sessions

Current undergraduate students can meet with our business minor academic advisor who will answer any coursework selection or other advising-related questions. These are quick, 15-minute sessions.

Wednesday, May 4, will be the last session of the spring semester. You can drop in during the timeframe below using this Zoom link.

2:30 - 4:15 pm 

Drop-in hours will resume in fall 2022. Appointments can be requested by emailing  

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