Minor in Business

Requirements for the Business Minor

Six courses, within at least three different disciplines,* must be completed for the minor. The following four courses are required of all minors:

  • Busi 215: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Econ 101: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Econ 360: Corporate Finance
  • Phil 232: Business Ethics

In addition, minors must complete two elective courses identified under a common track.

*For purposes of the minor, these disciplines are understood to comprise the following: business, computer science, economics, forestry, history philosophy, politics, and psychology.

Tracks and Elective Courses

Managerial Track:

  • Busi 216: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • Busi 217: Marketing Strategy
  • CSci 180: Business Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • CSci 284: Database Design with Web Applications
  • CSci 290: Data Mining
  • Econ 304: Labor Economics
  • Econ 315: Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • Econ 341: Game Theory
  • Econ 348: Social Entrepreneurship
  • Fors 319: Natural Resource Management Decisions
  • Hist 100: Consumer Culture and Discontents
  • Psyc 203: Social Psychology
  • Psyc 206: Industrial Psychology
  • Psyc 208: Cognitive Psychology

International Track:

  • Busi 217: Marketing Strategy
  • Econ 310: Economic Development in the Third World
  • Econ 343: International Trade
  • Econ 344: International Finance
  • Econ 345: Economic Development in China
  • Econ 346: Introduction to Asian Development
  • Econ 347: Microfinance Institutions in South Asia
  • Econ 348: Social Entrepreneurship
  • Econ 349: Selected Topics in Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship
  • PolS 250: States and Markets in East Asia
  • PolS 366: International Political Economy
  • PolS 402: Topics in Political Economy

Finance Track:

  • Econ 361: Investments
  • Econ 362: Financial Derivatives

Course Sequence and Timing

Corporate Finance, which is required of all students, has a prerequisite of statistics (Stat 204) and Introduction to Economics (Econ 101). All business minors should have completed Stat 204 and Econ 101 by the end of their sophomore year. Business minors who elect the Finance track should also complete Busi 215: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Econ 360: Corporate Finance by the end of their junior year.