Business Administration Minor

The minor in business administration introduces students to the foundation areas of business by drawing on business core courses to give a broad, non-specialized exposure to business. It is designed to provide entry-level employment skills for a wide range of jobs and to help provide a bridge to the business world for non-business majors.

The business administration minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing a study of principles and techniques used in organizing, planning, managing, and leading within various organizations. Its purpose is to broaden the career opportunities of liberal arts graduates by combining a working knowledge of essential business principles. The business administration minor is open to all non-business students.

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Business Administration Minor Curriculum


The business administration minor requires a minimum of 19 credit hours.

Students pursuing a minor in business administration are required to complete the following courses:

ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
3 credit hours

Introduces the student to the role of accounting in a global society. Principles and concepts of financial accounting. Analysis of accounting statements, and accounting cycles and procedures: receivables, inventories and fixed assets.

ACCT 210: Accounting for Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 209, MGMT 170.
This course provides an introduction to concepts essential to managerial decision?making as well as the tools and techniques of financial statement analysis with an emphasis on the use of financial statements for external and internal decision?making. Among the topics covered are profitability and ratio analysis, cash flows analysis, present value, inventory costing, cost?volume?profit analysis, variance calculation, and budgeting. The course emphasizes a user rather than a preparer’s perspective.

ECON 201: Basic Economic Theory
4 credit hours

Students will be introduced to the way market economies deal with the universal problems of resource scarcity. They will use economic models to evaluate market processes and government policies. The course provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics.

MGMT 103: Business Foundations
3 credit hours

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of business enterprise and economics. Introduction to the functions of a business organization. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business, and economic developments. Global business awareness.

MGMT 170: Computer Proficiency Exam
0 credit hours

Students completing a major in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing; or a minor in business administration, are expected to possess computer proficiency in critical business productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheet and presentation). Competency will be assessed through the administration of a proficiency exam. Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory credit only. Course fee required.

MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business
Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.

MKTG 337: Marketing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business.
Introduction to effective marketing concepts, strategies, and practices. An analytical approach to recognition of alternative strategic paradigms and their effect on a firm’s marketing. Ethical and social responsibilities of effective domestic and global marketing. Individual and team projects with operating sponsors.