Academic Year Business Minor

The Academic Year (AY) Business Minor program involves pursuit of courses through the traditional academic year. Requirements include several classes from the VSB freshman and sophomore year core curriculum; classes are taken with full-time VSB students. Students interested in the AY Minor should discuss program requirements with their primary academic advisor to determine if/how program credits may be applied to their major degree requirements and the impact, if any, on subsequent course planning and scheduling.

Students must apply for the Academic Year Business Minor and admission is competitive. To apply for the minor, students must:

  • Attend a mandatory information session prior to applying

Spring Information Sessions:

     01/15   |   1:45 – 2:30 PM    |    Bartley 1011
     01/16   |   4:30 – 5:15 PM    |    Bartley 1011
     02/06   |   2:15 – 3:00 PM    |    Bartley 1010
     02/18   |   1:15 – 2:00 PM    |    Bartley 1010  
     03/12   |   3:15 – 4:00 PM    |    Bartley 1010  
     04/01   |   3:15 – 4:00 PM    |    Bartley 1010  

  • Submit an application to the Clay Center by May 1st; applications are available online, in the Clay Center/1054 Bartley Hall, or at one of the mandatory information sessions

Applications are reviewed and admission decisions are made once a year, after final spring grades are posted, by the VSB Admissions/Academic Standing Committee. Students are notified of the committee’s decision in late May, at which time accepted students are provided with instructions for next steps. Course registration and schedule adjustments are made by Clay Center staff during the summer for accepted students.* 

Ms. Xiao Lin, Academic Year Minor advisor in the Clay Center, will assist students with course registration and monitor course progress and business minor requirements.

* Note: Non-VSB students, including program applicants, are unable to register for VSB courses, and should register for those courses required by their primary college/degree program during the fall/spring registration period prior to admission decisions.

Program Requirements

VSB’s Academic Year Business Minor program, administered by the Clay Center, is designed for full-time undergraduates enrolled in other Villanova colleges. Students admitted to the program take classes with VSB students during the academic year. A minimum of four semesters is typically required to complete the minor; the first two must be contiguous.

Course Requirements - Effective 2014

VSB 1015 - Business Dynamics

VSB Option (3 cr.) - Choice of one business core course: VSB 2006, VSB 2007, or VSB 2008

Statistics*: The statistics requirement may be fulfilled by the following:



*The statistics requirement is waived for Engineer & Math majors



VSB 1000 and VSB 1015: must be taken in the same fall semester.

VSB 2006 Pre-requisites: ECO 1001 Concurrency Yes; ECO 1002 Concurrency Yes; VSB 1000; and VSB 1015.

VSB 2007 Pre-requisites: ECO 1001 Concurrency Yes; ECO 1002 Concurrency Yes; VSB 1000; and VSB 1015.

VSB 2008 Pre-requisites: ECO 1001 Concurrency Yes; ECO 1002 Concurrency Yes; VSB 1000; VSB 1015; and statistics requirement - MAT 1430 or MAT 1235.

VSB 2010 Pre-requisites: ECO1001; and ECO1002; VSB1000; and VSB 1015. Statistics requirement, MAT 1430 or MAT 1235, is a pre- or co-requisite for VSB2010.

VSB 2020 Pre-requisites: ECO1001; and ECO1002; VSB1000; and VSB 1015.