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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.

Coursework & Duration

Prerequisite Course:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 120 Introduction to Business Seminar 2 credits

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
EC 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits
PB 316 Accounting Theory  3 credits

Suggested Elective Courses Include*:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 315 Business Law 3 credits
PB 318 Financial Management 3 credits
PB 319 Introduction to Marketing Management 3 credits
PB 323 Principles of Management 3 credits
WR 303 Professional Business Writing 3 credits

Total Credits: 20

*Note: 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.

Requirements & Expectations

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).


Richard Minoff, MBA


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