Minor in Business

Minor Overview

Business acumen doesn’t just apply to traditional business owners, marketing executives and financial planners. Sound judgment and the ability to make quick decisions are skills that translate to virtually every field and trade. The business minor gives you a broad understanding of the major disciplines at work daily in companies of all sizes and specialties. Whether you’re an independent photographer, a website designer or a software engineer, you’ll learn how to effectively market your services to stand out from the competition. Accounting skills enable you to better manage your own money and personal resources, while a working knowledge of finance and investment strategies may help you to one day turn a side passion into a viable business.

The business world is about more than just dollars and cents. Leadership qualities are universal, whether you’re in a boardroom, classroom or operating room. Organizational skills, creative problem solving and an ability to assess strengths and weaknesses make you a valuable asset to a host of employers, and prepare you for future supervisory and management roles.

Curriculum and Requirements

The minor in business is available to students outside of the School of Business who are enrolled in bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science programs. The intention of this minor is to provide students with a broad perspective of the disciplines that affect organizations. Students wishing to receive a minor in business must receive written approval from the assistant dean of academic services.

Students must complete the following four classes, in addition to any two business courses, for which the student has completed the prerequisites.

Course Structure

AC 211

Financial Accounting


FIN 201

Fundamentals of Financial Management 1


MG 210

Essentials of Management and Organizational Behavior


MK 201

Marketing Principles1


Select any two business electives


Total Credits


Note: EC 111 is a prerequisite for FIN 201 and MK 201.