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)
*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)
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
ECON 201: Microeconomics: 3 Credits
ACCT 260: Principles of Accounting I: 3 Credits
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
BENT 492: Technology Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits
Must Take One of the Following Experiential Courses
BUSN 494: Small Business Consulting: 3 credits
BENT 495: New Venture Lab: 3 Credits
Management Information Systems Minor (17 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)
Required Courses (9 credits)
Elective Courses (9 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.
Molly B. Pepper, Associate Dean
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3432
Gary Weber, Associate Dean
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3427
1-800-986-9585 ext. 5503
1-800-986-9585 ext. 5991