​Options for Students from Other Schools

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

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

Courses for Nonbusiness Students

Gateway to Business (begins June 9, 2020) is a 1.5 credit business fundamentals course designed for students majoring in arts, sciences, engineering and other nonbusiness areas. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of the business world, you’ll also learn personal and professional development techniques to prepare for your career after graduation. The cost for the six-week course is $1,500.

This course is open to undergraduate students and new college or high school graduates inside and outside Washington University. For more information, contact Steve Malter at or 314-935-7159. Or, download a PDF to read more about the Gateway to Business course (PDF).

WashU student Gateway registration
Non-WashU Gateway registration

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.

Second Majors and Minors for Nonbusiness WashU Students

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:

Nonbusiness students also can minor in the following business fields: