Minor in Business

Who May Apply for the Business Minor?

Currently enrolled UHM classified students, not enrolled or intending to enroll in the Shidler College of Business (to pursue a BBA degree), who will meet all (see below) Shidler College of Business admission requirements no later than the end of the semester before the expected date of entrance.

The Shidler College of Business does not offer a minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing; the program must pursued as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

Once students are admitted to the business minor program, they will no longer be eligible to pursue a BBA degree at the Shidler College of Business.

The Fall 2022 application can be found here. 

It will be available from January 10, 2022-April 1, 2022.

Admission Requirements

  • 60 credits (junior standing)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all course grades (attempted at both UH Mānoa and all other colleges attended). If a student has earned 30 or more credits at UH Mānoa with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, the transfer GPA will not be used to determine admission.
  • Combined 2.50 GPA in the following pre-business courses with no grade below "C" (not "C-"). Please note that "C" grades cannot be repeated.  All attempts will be taken into account; the grade replacement policy is applicable only for Manoa courses.
    • LTEC 112 AND LTEC 113 or ICS 101
    • Econ 120, 130, or 131
    • ACC 200 (ACC 201 may be accepted if taken outside of Mānoa)
    • Calculus (BUS 250 or MATH 203 or 215 or 241(205) or 251 or NREM 203) or Statistics (EDEP 429 or NREM 310 or ECON 321 or PSY 225 or SOCS 225).
    • PSY 100 or SOC 100

GPA Calculation Note

If a student takes a DIFFERENT course to raise his/her GPA (e.g. earned "C" in PSY 100, earned a "B" in SOC 100), the higher grade will be used to calculate the pre-business GPA (since it was earned in a different course). If courses are repeated, then ALL non-UHM grades will be factored into the cumulative GPA calculation. Since Fall 2012, UHM Grade Replacement Policy became effective for any repeated UHM courses.

Minor in Business - Requirements

The Minor in Business Administration shall consist of 15 credits.

Required (6 credits):

  • BUS 312 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 315 Global Management and Organizational Behavior (prerequisite course: PSY 100 or SOC 100)

Electives (9 credits):

  • ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting II -OR- ACC 202 if ACC 201 was taken at a UH CC and used for admission
  • BUS 310 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • BUS 311 Information for Global Business Environment
    (prerequisite course: ICS 101 or LTEC 112 AND 113)
  • BUS 313 Economic & Financial Environment of Global Business
    (prerequisite courses: ECON 130 and ECON 131)
  • BUS 314 Business Finance
    (prerequisite courses: ACC 200 and ACC 210 (or ACC 201 and ACC 202), ECON 130 and ECON 131)


  • Exceptions to substitute business courses other than those listed, are not allowed.
  • Prerequisites to business courses are strictly enforced.
  • TIM Majors cannot receive credit for both BUS 312 and TIM 304; and both BUS 315 and TIM 303. Therefore, TIM students will take a MKT elective (not 311/321) in lieu of BUS 312; and MGT Elective or HRM 351 in lieu of BUS 315.
  • Clearance for business minor courses will be provided to admitted students for the Fall and Spring registration periods. 
  • Shidler Residency Requirement: 9 credits towards the minor must be taken at the Shidler College of Business-no more than 6 credits will be accepted from other Universities/Institutions.

Application Deadlines

Semester Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall March 1st April 1st
Spring October 1st November 1st