Minors

Business Minor

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Students in non-Business majors may earn a minor in Business by completing specifically designated core classes in the College of Business. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in these courses to earn the minor.

Students should note the prerequisites for courses in the College of Business are strictly enforced.  Non-business majors should plan to take the 'foundations' courses (course numbers x8xx), as these courses are designed for non-business majors.  Minor seekers who intend to go into an MBA program should take the minor courses designed for Business majors (ECON 2020/2030, ACCT 2110, FINC 3610, MNGT 3100, and MKTG 3310).

Required Courses

ACCT 2810 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING

LEC. 3. Principles of financial and managerial accounting. Not open to undergraduates majoring in Business. Credit will not be given for both ACCT 2110 and 2810. The accounting component of the Business Minor is satisfied by ACCT 2810.  Students who are solely pursuing the Business Minor should complete ACCT 2810. 

Students who plan on taking upper-level accounting courses or who plan to pursue a graduate-level business program can take ACCT 2110, an accounting principles course designed for business majors, as a substitute for ACCT 2810.

If ECON 2020 is being used to satisfy university core (within the major), ECON 2030 must be completed for the minor. Students who are unsure of how their ECON 2020 credit counts for their major should consult with their academic advisor.

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics

3). LEC. 3. Social Science II Core. Economic principles emphasizing scarcity/choice, consumer behavior, supply/demand, markets, production/cost, globalization of markets, role of government market/government failure.

The economics component of the Business Minor is satisfied by ECON 2020.  However, students who complete ECON 2020 as a core requirement of their major cannot count ECON 2020 towards the Business Minor.  For these students, the economics component of the Business Minor is satisfied by ECON 2030.  Students can check with their major academic advisor to determine if ECON 2020 is used as a core requirement.

FINC 3810 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS FINANCE

LEC. 3. Foundations of Business Finance is a broad based introductory course that will focus on finance functions and applications of finance principles. This course is not open to undergraduates majoring in business.

The finance component of the Business Minor is satisfied by FINC 3810.  Students who are solely pursuing the Business Minor should complete FINC 3810. 

Students who plan on taking upper-level finance courses or who plan to pursue a graduate-level business program can take FINC 3610, a finance principles course designed for business majors, as a substitute for FINC 3810. 

ACCT 2810 or ACCT 2110 is a pre-requisite for FINC 3810.  ACCT 2110 is a pre-requisite for FINC 3610.

MKTG 3810 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS MARKETING

LEC. 3. Foundations of Business Marketing is a broad based introductory course that will focus on marketing functions and applications of marketing principles. This course is not open to undergraduates majoring in business.

The marketing component of the Business Minor is satisfied by MKTG 3810.  Students who are solely pursuing the Business Minor should complete MKTG 3810. 
Students who plan on taking upper-level marketing courses or who plan to pursue a graduate-level business program can take MKTG 3310, a marketing principles course designed for business majors, as a substitute for MKTG 3810. 

ECON 2020 is a pre-requisite for MKTG 3810 and MKTG 3310.

MNGT 3810 Foundations of Business Management

LEC. 3. Management Foundations is a broad based introductory course that will focus on management functions and applications of management principles. This course is not open to undergraduates majoring in business.

The management component of the Business Minor is satisfied by MNGT 3810.  Students who are solely pursuing the Business Minor should complete MNGT 3810. 
Students who plan on taking upper-level management courses or who plan to pursue a graduate-level business program can take MNGT 3100, a management principles course designed for business majors, as a substitute for MNGT 3810.