Graduate Business Prep, Minor


The Craig School of Business

Robert Harper, Dean
Peters Business Building, Room 183

Degrees and Programs Offered

MN in Graduate Business Prep, Minor
PREB in Pre-Business

Courses Offered

The mission of the Craig School of Business (CSB) is to prepare a diverse student population for careers in the regional, national, and global business environments, and to serve the Central California business community as a resource center.
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The B.S. in Business Administration has been continuously accredited since 1959 by the premiere accrediting agency, AACSB - International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The B.S. was the third accredited business program in California, following UC Berkeley and UCLA and is one of only 551 accredited business programs in the U.S. The Craig M.B.A. was accredited in 1974.


CSB operates an advising center, Undergraduate Student Services, located in Peters Building, Room 185. Business students are encouraged to have annual advising sessions to assist in evaluations and graduation requirements. Flow charts available at for each of the 12 options to help students plan their academic program and to ensure that courses are taken in correct sequence.

A mentoring program matches students with a faculty member in their field who will assist with career or graduate study information.


Graduate Business Preparation Minor

ACCT 4A and IS 52, 52L(6 units)
ECON 40 and 50(6 units)
DS 71, 73, 123(9 units)
FIN 120 and BA 174(7 units)
MGT 104 and MGT 124(7 units)
Total (35 units)

* Students must earn a grade of at least C in each course.

The Graduate Business Preparation Minor is for students who wish to pursue the Craig M.B.A. after completing an undergraduate major outside the Craig School of Business. By completing the requirements of the minor, all Group I coursework (15 units) usually required of non-business majors for the Craig M.B.A. may normally be waived. See M.B.A. for further information on admission requirements.

Advising Notes

  1. All minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.
  2. No course taken for the business minors can be graded on a CR/NC basis except for courses with mandatory CR/NC grading. Courses in a major cannot be applied toward a minor unless designated as "additional requirements."