General Business Minor

The general business minor is designed to provide non-business majors with general business knowledge and practical skill development related to business organizational functions. The knowledge gained in this minor is useful for students who will be working in any organizational setting, regardless of the student’s major. This minor is a pathway to develop an appreciation and understanding of core fundamental business skills, including accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

To satisfactorily complete a minor in general business, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits including the prerequisite course (2 credits), required courses (6 credits), and elective courses (12 credits).

Prerequisite Course:

  • PB 120 - Introduction to Business Seminar Credits: 2

Required Courses:

  • EC 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Credits: 3
  • PB 316 - Accounting Theory Credits: 3

Suggested Elective Courses Include*:

  • PB 315 - Business Law Credits: 3
  • PB 318 - Financial Management Credits: 3
  • PB 319 - Introduction to Marketing Management Credits: 3
  • PB 320 - Organizational Theory and Behavior Credits: 3
  • PB 323 - Principles of Management Credits: 3
  • WR 303 - Professional Writing Credits: 3

Elective courses should be made in consultation with the student’s assigned minor advisor. Other elective courses that have a common intellectual bond can be approved by the minor advisor, program director, or department chair.

Total Credits: 20

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