Second Majors & Minors for Nonbusiness WashU Students

Washington University undergraduates from schools other than Olin can major, minor, or take a fundamentals course in business.

Second majors in business for nonbusiness students include Accounting, Economics and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Leadership and Strategic Management, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Requirements vary based on your graduation year:

See course descriptions and more by clicking on the Majors tab in the WashU Bulletin and click on "Second Majors for Non-BSBA Candidates."

Minors in business

Nonbusiness students also can minor in the following business areas: Accounting, Business Analytics, Business of the Arts, Business of Entertainment, Business of Social Impact, Business of Sports, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Healthcare Management, International Business, Leadership, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organization and Strategic Management and Strategy.

Learn the details by clicking on the Minors tab in the WashU Bulletin.

Courses for nonbusiness students

You can learn the basics of business without committing to a second major or minor.

MGT 200A: Business Fundamentals and Professional Competencies for Non-business Students provides skills essential in any industry–with corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and government employers. Read more about MGT 200A (PDF). WashU Arts & Sciences, engineering, design and visual arts majors can sign up through WebSTAC.

Introduction to business for high school students

WashU Olin’s Gateway to Business is a pre-college course that offers high school students opportunities to learn about business and professional communications over the summer. Learn about the Olin summer Gateway Program