Undergraduate Programs
Specializations & Minors


Customize your coursework

Students work with their Academic Advisor to develop an individualized plan that could include a business specialization, a major outside of business, minors, or any combination of these curricular opportunities.

As a business major, you will select one of 12 specializations or the Business Management program (only offered on our regional campuses). Specializations provide in-depth course work with a focus on a specific area of study in business.

Choosing a Specialization

Do you want to change your specialization?

You should email your current advisor to request a change of specialization by the below deadlines:

  • January 31st for summer admission
  • June 1st for autumn admission
  • September 15th for spring admission

In order to change your specialization, you must meet the below requirements and admission is not guaranteed:

  • Minimum Ohio State GPA of 3.10 or better
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of Ohio State letter-graded credit *Must be earned post-high school graduation*

It is recommended you be admitted into your specialization of choice at least three semesters prior to graduation. Questions? Schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Are you considering a second specialization? Please keep in mind the second specialization policy


Minors & Other Certifications

You can choose from more than 150 minors at Ohio State, some with a direct relationship to business (which are highlighted below) and many others from disciplines outside the field of business.

  • Minors consist of 12-18 hours. With appropriate planning, you can incorporate a minor within your four year degree plans.
  • A minor allows you to pursue academic interests that go beyond your major
  • You can explore different perspectives and interact with Ohio State students from outside of business.
  • A minor can complement your business specialization and make you more marketable to employers or enhance your graduate school application.

We offer the following business minors:

Other Certifications: