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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 who have earned 30 credit hours. 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.
Appointments can be requested by emailing  

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