Minor in Business Administration
The minor in Business Administration is designed for undergraduate students in any non-business major to increase their understanding of business theory, practices, and applications within a wider economic and social context.
The curriculum is designed to emphasize critical competencies, including strategic thinking, integrated business knowledge, communication and teamwork needed by students with a broad range of interests to succeed in the 21st century.
The Business minor requires 30 credits (minimum of 20 credits in residence). There are four specific courses required for a total of 20 credits. An additional 10 credits of 300-400 level electives, which should generally be taken after completion of all required courses, are selected from an approved list of classes. View 2012-2013 course offerings here.
Students may request to transfer in up to 10 credits to be applied toward the required courses. The student must maintain a cumulative Business GPA of 2.0 in all minor course work and a 2.0 GPA in each course required to earn the minor. Additionally, a student must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in both TACCT 210 and TBECON 220.
Before you can declare a minor, you must have declared a major and earned a minimum of 45 credits.
- To recognize the social, political, ethical, and environmental consequences of management decisions.
- To understand group and individual dynamics in organizations.
- Diagnose complex organizational problems and design effective solutions.
- Understand basic financial statement analysis and reporting.
- To evaluate an organization's market, competitive position, and customers, in order to make effective decisions regarding organizational focus and resource deployment.
Each of the required and elective courses below are 5 credits unless otherwise listed.
Required courses (20 credits)
- T ACCT 210 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
- T BECON 220 - Introduction to Microeconomics
- T BUS 300 - Managing Organizations
- T BUS 320 - Introduction to Marketing Management
Elective courses (10 credits)
All elective courses must be in the upper-division level (300-400).
- T BUS 330 - Introduction to Information Technology
- T MGMT 420 - Managing Corporate Responsibility
- T MGMT 430 - Managing the Workforce
- T MGMT 433 - Managing Organizational Diversity
- T MGMT 452 - The Dynamics of Leadership
- T MGMT 455 - Managing and Motivating Work Teams
- T MGMT 457 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
- T MGMT 465 - Board Governance I and T MGMT 466 - Board Governance II (courses linked)
- T MGMT 475 - Creating, Leading, and Implementing Change
- T MGMT 478 - International Business
- T MGMT 480 - International Management
- T MKTG 348 - Social Marketing
- T MKTG 355 - Professional Sales
- T MKTG 425 - Advertising
- T MKTG 430 - Retailing
- T MKTG 445 - Services Marketing
- T MKTG 450 - Consumer Marketing
- T MKTG 460 - Research Methods
Academic course offerings
These documents are a tentative general schedule listing when the Minor courses will be offered during the academic year.