Academic Year Business Minor Program

The Academic Year Business Minor program requires several classes from the VSB core curriculum; classes are taken with full-time VSB students. Students 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.

In order to apply, students must attend one of the following 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 and course registration information. 

The Associate Director, VSB Business Minor Programs, will assist students with 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.

Fall ‘19 Information Sessions

All sessions will be conducted in Bartley Hall 1011-PwC Auditorium

  • Wednesday, 10/2 @  4:30 – 5:15 PM
  • Friday,  11/1 @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM
  • Tuesday,  11/19 @ 3:30 – 4:15 PM
  • Friday,  12/6 @ 2:30 – 3:15 PM

Spring ’20 Information Sessions

All sessions wil be conducted in Bartley Hall 1011-PwC Auditorium

  • Wednesday, 1/29 @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM
  • Friday,   2/14 @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM
  • Friday,   3/13 @ 2:30 – 3:15 PM
  • Friday,  3/27 @ 2:30 – 3:15 PM
  • Friday,  4/24 @ 2:30 – 3:15 PM


After attending an information session, complete the application on or before the May 1 deadline.

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.

Course Requirements - Effective 2017

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

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



*The statistics requirement is waived for Engineering & Math majors



Prerequisites vary for upper level classes; consult Master Schedule for specific details. VSB 1000, VSB 1015, ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 are prerequisites for all VSB 2000 level classes.