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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.

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.

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.

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. Starting on August 19, you can drop in during the timeframe below using this Zoom link.

Thursdays from 2-4 pm
No advising on September 16 

In-person appointments can be requested by emailing

Gies News and Events

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Graebner named Fellow of Strategic Management Society

Gies Professor Melissa Graebner has been selected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society – a distinction recognizing and honoring members of the Strategic Management Society who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.