A minor allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of your major. To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.
No matter what your major, a minor in economics will help you learn to examine and solve high-level business, economic, and social problems. It provides a strong background and educational complement to a variety of degree programs—including law, actuarial science, and engineering.
Differentiate yourself with a foundation of business skills. The minor in business
is an attractive addition to any STEM student who will go on to work for a company
or organization, or start an enterprise of your own.
See Business Minor Requirements.
Complement your STEM skills with a minor in FinTech (Financial Technology), the only FinTech minor in Michigan. You will become familiar with statistics, programming, and financial decision-making, while growing specialized skills in financial engineering, investments, risk management, and financial technology—sought after competencies by recruiters in the field.
Travel the world while you earn college credit! Earn a minor in global business and combine a study-abroad or faculty-led travel experience with business, economics, and foreign language courses. You’ll gain an edge in your post-college career search—and have a life-changing experience in another culture.
Round out your education by earning a certificate, which provides focused study on a very specific topic or area. Certificates are noted on official transcripts and offer educational options not available as minors or concentrations within a major. Credits earned for the certificate may also be counted toward your degree requirements.