Academic Year Business Minor

The Academic Year Business Minor is designed for full-time undergraduates enrolled in other Villanova colleges (Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, Nursing students should consider the Summer Business Institute program instead of the Academic Year Business Minor program). Students admitted to the program take classes with VSB students during the academic year. A minimum of four semesters are typically required to complete the minor.

Applications for the Academic Year Business Minor program are reviewed once per year after spring grades are posted. Acceptance is determined on a competitive basis. Students are required to attend an information session held by VSB before applying. Dates and times of information sessions are posted at the start of the fall and spring semesters on the program’s website.

Applications are available online at The application deadline is April 15 and students are notified of acceptance in late May. Any questions should be directed to The Clay Center at (610) 519-5532 or by email at

All VSB-specific courses must be taken at Villanova. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Statistics may be taken elsewhere (the statistics course must be the equivalent of STAT 1235 or STAT 1430 or STAT 4310). Pre-approval by the applicant’s college is necessary.

Course Requirements for the Academic Year Business Minor are:

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The statistics requirement may be fulfilled by the one following: 

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Credits from the Academic Year Business Minor program may apply to the degree requirements in the student’s primary academic college. Students should confirm with their primary academic advisor.

Students who successfully complete the Academic Year Business Minor program may then pursue an additional VSB minor in Accounting, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Business Analytics, Business Law and Corporate Governance, Consulting, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Real Estate. Prior to enrolling in any VSB discipline-specific minor course(s), VSB approval is required and additional pre-req coursework may also be required. See minor course requirements listed under Academic Programs for more detailed information.

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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2023 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 





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