In 2013 the Leeds School of Business launched a 12-credit business minor so all CU Boulder students could gain business fundamentals, increasing their immediate impact as new hires. The business minor is now the largest minor on campus, attracting nearly 2000 students from each college across the university.
Visit the Business Minor webpage to learn more about the curriculum, eligibility requirements and application process.
The admissions process consists of an online application and resume upload. Leeds receives many more qualified applicants than spots available; apply early for favorable admission.
Round 1 applicants (standard admission) receive admission decisions before registration opens, while Round 2 applicants (late admission) receive admission decisions after registration has begun.
- Spring deadlines: Oct. 5 (Round 1) & Dec. 5 (Round 2)
- Summer deadlines: Feb. 5 (Round 1) & April 5 (Round 2)
- Fall deadlines: March 5 (Round 1) & July 5 (Round 2)
To be eligible for admission students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and have earned at least a C- in a pre-approved math reasoning course. Students currently enrolled in a pre-approved math reasoning course may apply and be conditionally admitted pending final course grade. The complete list of pre-approved math reasoning courses can be found on the Business Minor Application webpage.
Required Courses and Credits
The Business Minor takes a minimum of two semesters to complete. Foundation courses must first be completed before moving on to the track and capstone courses.
& BUSM 2011
|Principles of Marketing|
and Principles of Management
& BUSM 2021
|Principles of Accounting|
and Principles of Finance
|Choose one 3-credit track. (View "Track Courses" section below.)||3|
|BUSM 4010||Professional Business Plan Development||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Through our foundation courses students are introduced to the essential elements of marketing, management, accounting and finance. Foundation courses are available in the fall, spring and summer. Track and capstone courses are only available in the fall and spring. The global business track is the exception, as it occurs abroad during the summer months and is available to a select few.
Prospective Business Minor students interested in taking summer foundation courses should apply for the summer cohort and are expected to enroll in both BUSM 2010/BUSM 2011 and BUSM 2020/BUSM 2021 over Summer Sessions A and B. Continuing Business Minor students may access summer course offerings, but must also apply for summer course access, as summer spots are limited.
Note: Business Minor course codes changed in Fall 2018: Marketing & Management was previously coded as BUSM 2001, Finance & Accounting was coded as BUSM 2002, Tracks were coded as BUSM 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004 and 3005 and the Capstone was listed as BUSM 4001.
Students must complete one 3-credit track course, but may enroll in multiple tracks if desired.
|BUSM 3010||Innovation & Entrepreneurship I||1.5|
|BUSM 3011||Innovation & Entrepreneurship II||1.5|
|BUSM 3020||Business and Financial Analytics I||1.5|
|BUSM 3021||Business and Financial Analytics II||1.5|
|BUSM 3031||Business Leadership||3|
|BUSM 3040||Doing Business in Europe||3|
|BUSM 3050||Introduction to Real Estate||3|
Students complete the minor with an entrepreneurial capstone course that focuses on business strategy and development (BUSM 4010).