Dates & Deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M. EDT, MAY 31

The Minor in Business application is available online in mid-April. We strongly recommend you submit the application several days before the deadline to avoid last-minute problems. You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your application.

The application must be submitted electronically. Make sure you have uploaded the correct essays and resume. Please note that resumes must be in a Word doc or PDF format. We will not accept websites or other portfolios in lieu of a resume. Be sure to submit only your completed application. Once you submit your application, you may not alter or add to it in any way.
 

NOTIFICATION DATE: LATE JULY

We will communicate your admission decision online by late July. Be sure to check your email (including spam filters and inboxes) throughout the month of July.

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Prerequisites

All applicants to the Minor in Business must complete the following requirements by the end of the winter term in the year they apply. We will access and evaluate minor applicants' U-M transcripts after winter term grades have been posted. Any transfer or test credits you wish to have considered must appear on our U-M transcript by the end of the winter term.

  • MATH 105 credit or above
    • College credit for Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, or Calculus III is required
    • Includes AP credit for Math 120
    • Includes IB, A-level, or college-level transfer credit
    • Departmental credit will count for Math 110x and above
    • Students who have upper level Calculus MATH courses or Honors Calculus will meet this requirement.
       
  • First-Year Writing Requirement as approved through the LSA Sweetland Center for Writing, UARTS 150, or ENGR 100
    • Includes transfer credit for any course approved as First-Year Writing at U-M (not departmental credit, e.g., English 101X or ENGCMPTC 101X)
       

Corequisite 

You must also complete ECON 101, Microeconomics, by graduation. See the curriculum for details.

To be eligible to apply for the Minor in Business, you must:

  1. Complete the prerequisites by the end of the winter term in which you are applying.
  2. Have junior standing or above (55 CTP +) by the end of winter term in which you are applying. While students with junior standing are encouraged to apply, we strongly encourage you to apply at the end of your sophomore year.
  3. Be enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degree programs in a school at UM-Ann Arbor that has approved the minor for its students:

College of Engineering

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

School of Dentistry (Dental Hygiene)

School of Kinesiology

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

School of Nursing

School of Information

School of Public Health

College of Pharmacy

In order to declare the Minor in Business and have the minor listed on the official university record, you must first be admitted to the minor via a competitive application process. Following a pre-screening of applicants to verify eligibility, admission decisions will be based on a holistic review of the application form, transcript, resume, and two short essays.

There is no formula to define who makes a successful candidate. Interviews and recommendation letters are not part of the admission process.

In general, we are looking for:
 

Outstanding academics.

This means good grades in challenging academic schedules. Keep mandatory credit/no-credit courses to a minimum. In the case of optional pass/fail courses, we have access to the actual letter grade you earned and will consider that when reviewing your application.
 

Compelling application essays.

Provide specific examples that highlight your best, most unique qualities as you answer these questions:

  • Why are you applying to the Minor in Business? Considering your own interests and passions, what led you to conclude that the Minor in Business combined with your current major is the optimal educational path for you? (300-500 words)
  • Please introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates. (100-150 words)
     

Quality extracurricular experiences. We look for deep engagement.

  • Put your unique passions into practice. We value all kinds of activities, not just those related to business.
  • Look for ways to take initiative or assume responsibility, whether or not you have a formal leadership position.
  • Commitment over time. We look for quality of involvement, not just quantity of activities.
  • We consider and give priority to activities you've participated in while at U-M.