First Year Focus

The minor, offered by Weinberg College's Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions, is open to any Northwestern undergraduate.

Prerequisite Courses to Declare the Business Institutions Minor

  • ECON 201: Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202: Intro to Microeconomics
  • STAT 210: Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • MATH 212 or MATH 220: Calculus
  • Students must complete all four prerequisites with a minimum grade of C- before declaring the Business Institutions minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill Prerequisite Course Requirements may be used to meet the requirements of another major/minor/certificate.
  • Courses that can be substituted for STAT 210 include: BMD_ENG 220; CHEM_ENG 312; IEMS 201; PSYCH 201; POLI_SCI 312; SESP 210; STAT 202
  • AP Credit may be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements according to the course equivalencies established by the relevant departments.
    • A score of 5 on the Macro/Micro Economics AP exam earns credit for ECON 201/202
    • A score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP exam earns credit for STAT 202
    • A score of 4 or 5 on the Mathematics (Calculus) AP exam earns credit for MATH 220
    • For more information on AP/IB credit, please visit Weinberg's detailed page.


You can learn more about advising and specific requirements for the Business Institutions minor on this website.
Please e-mail or call 847-491-2706 with any questions.