PROFESSIONAL SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MINOR PROGRAM
The Professional Sales and Business Development Minor is a joint program through the McCombs School of Business and the Moody School of Communication. However it is open to students of all majors and we encourage applications from a wide range of students.
Applying to the Minor
To apply for the minor, students must:
- have a cumulative University GPA of at least 3.00.
- be recognized by the University as either in their Sophomore or Junior years.
- have elected to be under the 2020-2022 course catalog.
Admission to the minor is based on a student’s overall academic record, including but not limited to hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest, and The University of Texas grade point average.
No more than 40 students will be admitted per year and there will be no more than 120 in the minor at any time. Admission decisions will be based upon cumulative University GPA and participation across university majors, with priority to McCombs and Moody students.
We are currently accepting program applications for Spring 2023. Application deadline is October 1, 2022.
FULFILLING THE MINOR
To fulfill the Professional Sales and Business Development Minor, students must complete 16 semester hours of coursework as described below. Students admitted to the Professional Sales and Business Development Minor must contact their home college to have the approved minor added to their degree audit profile, otherwise they cannot receive transcript recognition upon completion of the requirements.
At least half of the required minor coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. All coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis (unless the course is only offered on a pass/fail basis), and completed in conjunction with the student’s major requirements at the time of graduation. The University requires at least nine hours of the minor to be coursework not used to satisfy requirements of the student’s major. Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.
The Professional Sales and Business Development Minor requirements are:
Other courses may be considered for substitution, as approved by the Professional Sales and Business Development Minor Committee.
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis unless they are only offered on a pass/fail basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses. For students majoring in Marketing, nine hours for the Professional Sales and Business Development minor must be taken in addition to and different from the MKT electives taken for the major. Marketing majors are encouraged to take the CMS and ADV course options for the Foundational Sales Courses and Sales-Related Elective Courses.
*Available to non-major students only in the summer; restricted to Advertising and PR majors during the fall and spring.