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Minor: Business for Engineering Students

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Minor: Business for Engineering Students
Offered by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: AEM Undergraduate Program, 146 Warren Hall


All Engineering undergraduates, except those majoring in Operations Research and Engineering, are eligible to apply beginning the first semester of their second year. Students planning to major in Chemical Engineering should meet with a member of the Engineering Advising staff during their first or second year to discuss requirements and possible courses of study to complete the minor. Acceptance into the minor is selective. An application form is available to students on the Engineering college web site, and in 167 Olin Hall and 146 Warren Hall. A deadline for applications that falls before pre-enrollment will be established each semester.

Educational Objectives

This minor provides a focus for Engineering students interested in business.


  • ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics or equivalent (including AP credit as equivalent)
  • AEM 2100: Introductory Statistics
    ILRST 2100: Introductory Statistics
    PAM 2100: Introduction to Statistics
    ENGRD 2700: Basic Engineering Probability and Statisticsa
    CEE 3040: Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering or equivalent (including AP credit as equivalent)
    MATH 1710: Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World
  • AEM 2210: Financial Accounting
    ORIE 3150: Financial and Managerial Accountingb
  • AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management
  • AEM 2400: Marketing
  • AEM 3240: Finance
    AEM 2240: Principles of Finance

Academic Standards

At least C– in all courses counting toward the minor.


The College of Engineering does not award AP credit for statistics, but AP statistics credit is awarded if it is used to fulfill AEM’s requirement for the Business minor.

a. ECE 3100, which is allowed as a substitute for ENGRD 2700 in some Majors in Engineering, is not allowed as a substitute in the minor in Business for Engineering Students.

b. This course will not satisfy the two-semester sequence in financial and managerial accounting needed for AEM Majors. Any Engineering student contemplating a transfer to AEM as a Major should be aware that AEM 2210: Financial Accounting and AEM 3240: Finance will still be required for the AEM Major.