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. 

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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.

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Learning outcomes

  1. To recognize the social, political, ethical, and environmental consequences of management decisions.
  2. To understand group and individual dynamics in organizations.
  3. Diagnose complex organizational problems and design effective solutions.
  4. Understand basic financial statement analysis and reporting.
  5. 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