The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business offers nine minors, each open to eligible undergraduate students at Cornell University.
Employers are looking for graduates who understand how businesses operate, work well with others, contribute to cross-functional teams, and demonstrate complex problem-solving abilities. While you’ll gain some of these skills in your major, a business-focused minor broadens your perspective and develops these skills through real case studies and business simulations. And you’ll be among a diverse group of peers from other majors, colleges, and schools at Cornell.
Why pursue a minor in business?
By pursuing a minor from the SC Johnson College, you’ll have the opportunity to tap into resources offered by a top business school as you learn from esteemed faculty and practitioners and find connections throughout the college’s networks. Regardless of the industry you enter after graduation, it’s always beneficial to know and understand the major drivers of business decisions:
What is the market for a new product or service?
How can we operate more effectively and efficiently?
How does the current economy affect our organization’s decisions?
What financial implications does this decision have?
As a result, you’ll engage more effectively with your managers and counterparts, and if entrepreneurship is in your future, you can use your business minor as a stepping stone.
What’s the takeaway?
Added business experience can expand your career interests, open up new opportunities, and help you become more competitive in the job market, which could lead to a quicker career trajectory in an industry you’re passionate about.
Choose from minors in business, entrepreneurship, applied economics, and real estate
Some minors are open to specific majors, while others are open to all Cornell University undergraduates. Research our minors and choose one that’s related to your career ambitions and eligibility requirements.
General business and entrepreneurship minors
Gain an understanding of general business concepts, frameworks, and methods
Open to: All Cornell undergraduates except students enrolled in SHA, Dyson, and ORIE
After you’ve explored the college’s minors above, you’ll need to make sure you’ve accounted for prerequisites and officially declared your intent to minor. For more information on how to declare your minor, our policies on transfer credits, and more, visit our FAQ and policies page.