Business Minors

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The School of Business Administration offers general business, analytical finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management information systems and promotion minors to non-business students. These minors are recommended to students who wish to pursue a degree in another school of the University but wish some background in the business field. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, however, are reminded that they must earn 104 credits in that College. Except in the case of B.A. Economics majors, non-business majors may not take more than 32 semester credits from the School of Business Administration. Students desiring to pursue a minor should meet with a School of Business Administration advisor early in their program to ensure development of an appropriate sequencing plan. Students will not be allowed in classes with designated prerequisites unless that prerequisite has been satisfied.

What follows are the degree requirements from the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalogue. While the information on this website is thought to be timely and accurate, the written or hard-copy version of the 2013-2014 catalogue is the official document when it comes to degree requirements.

General Business Minor (24 credits)
Completion of ACCT 260-261 (or ACCT 263), ECON 201-202 (or ECON 200) and one three-credit course in statistics with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a grade of no lower than C in any one class, must be earned to enroll in the 300-level business courses required in the minor program. Applications for admission to upper-division business courses are available in the School of Business and must be submitted and approved before registration for such courses is allowed.

Required Courses
ACCT 260-261 (6 credits) OR ACCT 263 (3 credits)
ECON 201-202 (6 credits) OR ECON 200 (3 credits)
BUSN 230 or MATH 121 (3 credits)
BFIN 320 (3 credits)
MGMT 350 (3 credits)
MKTG 310 (3 credits)

Elective Courses*
BMIS 235 (3 credits)
BUSN 283 (3 credits)
OPER 340 (3 credits)

*If a student takes ACCT 263 and/or ECON 200, elective credits will be necessary to get to the 24 credit minimum required for the minor.


Analytical Finance Minor (27-28 credits)
The minor in analytical finance is intended for students with a secondary interest in either general corporate finance or investments. This field of study may be particulary useful to two groups of students, mathematics majors interested in actuarial careers and those interested in a more finance-oriented minor than the General Business Minor program. Completion of ACCT 260-261, ECON 201-202 and one three-credit course in statistics with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a grade of no lower than C in any one class, must be earned to enroll in the 300-level business courses required in the minor program. Applications for admission to upper-division business courses are available in the School of Business and must be submitted and approved before registration for such courses is allowed.

Required Courses
ECON 201 (3 credits)
ECON 202 (3 credits)
ACCT 260 (3 credits)
ACCT 261 (3 credits)
MATH 114 (3 credits) OR MATH 157 (4 credits)
BUSN 230 (3 credits) OR MATH 121 (3 credits) OR MATH 321 (3 credits)
BFIN 320 (3 credits)
BFIN 322 (3 credits)
BFIN 422 (3 credits)

 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor  (18 Credit Hours)

Any non-business student can earn a Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation through a curriculum incorporating concepts and skills for developing an entrepreneurial mindset.  From idea generation, and opportunity seeking behavior, the program takes students through the entrepreneurial process, which includes generating and screening ideas, validating opportunities, developing plans, and launching and growing organizations.  The program prepares students for a variety of careers within their chosen field of study.  There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning and networking with entrepreneurs from the community.


Required Courses (12 Credits)

ECON 200: Economic Analysis (for non-business majors): 3 Credits

or

ECON 201: Microeconomics: 3 Credits

ACCT 260: Principles of Accounting I: 3 Credits

or

ACCT 263: Accounting Analysis: 3 Credits

BENT 490: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits.

BENT 491: Creating New Ventures: 3 Credits

 

Must Take One of the Following Contextual Courses

BENT 493: Social Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits

or

                BENT 492: Technology Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits

 

Must Take One of the Following Experiential Courses

BUSN 494: Small Business Consulting: 3 credits

or

BENT 495: New Venture Lab: 3 Credits

Management Information Systems Minor (17 credits)
The world has moved into the Information Age. Information technology and its applications affect every walk of life by improving the productivity of individuals. As a result, social, economic, and organizational structures change rapidly. The minor in management information systems is intended for all non-business students, especially those in computer science and engineering degree programs. The goal is to help these students gain a basic understanding of how business operates as well as how information systems affect today's organizations.

Required Courses
BUSN 111* (2 credits)
BMIS 235 (3 credits)
BMIS 331 (3 credits)
BMIS 342 (3 credits)
BMIS 441 (3 credits)
BMIS 444 (3 credits)

*BUSN 111 may be waived on the approval of the BMIS faculty. Please see one of them for further information.

Promotion Minor (18 credits)
The minor in promotion is offered to non-business majors. The focus is on how to communicate effectively and efficiently with any target audience through a variety of methods.

Required Courses (9 credits)
MKTG 310 (3 credits)
MKTG 315 (3 credits)
MKTG 402 (3 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credits)
PRLS 305 (3 credits)
MKTG 330 (3 credits)
MKTG 342 (3 credits)
MKTG 411 (3 credits)
MKTG 418 (3 credits)
PRLS 467 (3 credits)
MKTG 490* (3 credits)

*requires the approval of marketing faculty

Students desiring to pursue this minor should meet with a School of Business advisor early in their program to ensure the development of a course sequencing plan. Students will not be allowed in classes with designated prerequisites unless that prerequisite has been satisfied.


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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Undergraduate Programs

Molly B. Pepper, Associate Dean
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Graduate Programs
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General Questions
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