Undergraduate Bulletin

PROFESSIONAL MINOR IN BUSINESS STUDIES

The Professional Minor in Business Studies is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in some area of business. This preparation in both liberal arts and business will also assist students planning to advance their career opportunities by seeking an M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) degree.

Requirements for the nine approved areas of emphasis are described here. Within these emphases, however, variations are possible to meet the programmatic needs of individual students.

If you, in consultation with your major adviser, feel that one of these minor emphases is appropriate for you, make an appointment to see the Assistant Dean, College of Business and Economics. A minimum GPA of 2.25 in the minoris required for graduation. Grades received for transfer courses that are counted in the minor will be included in determining the GPA in the minor.

ACCOUNTING EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. MGNT 250-211 OR CPSC 765-161 OR 765-162 OR 765-171
  2. ACTG 210-244 AND 210-451
  3. ACTG 210-341, 210-342 AND 210-343 2.50 REQUIRED IN THESE THREE COURSES
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES ACTG 210-452, 210-456 OR 210-461
  5. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

MINOR - 14 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212 AND MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-250 OR 760-253 RLS

Accounting deals with the management of assets and liabilities, costs and cost control, taxes and corporate/governmental planning. Graduates would probably not be eligible for employment as accountants in corporations. However, an emphasis in accounting would be useful for the Letters and Sciences major who seeks employment as a corporate trainee. Accounting is also especially useful if a graduate expects to seek employment in the area of public policy and planning.

Restrictions:

In order to obtain the Professional Minor with an emphasis in accounting and in order to continue in the minor program, Letters and Sciences majors must obtain a minimum combined GPA of 2.5 in Accounting 210-341, 210-342, and 210-343. The prerequisite courses should be completed before enrolling in the required or elective courses. Additionally, students must complete 24 credits before enrolling in 210-244 Accounting Concepts.

BUSINESS LAW EMPHASIS

PROF BUS LAW

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. FNLW 240-341, 240-342 AND 240-442
  2. FNLW 240-443 OR ECON 230-353
  3. FNLW 240-455 OR PSCI 820-344 OR 820-350
  4. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES FNLW 240-348, 240-446, PHIL 782-281, PSCI 820-413, 820-414, 820-415, 820-419
  5. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

This program is designed to prepare the student with a broad general legal background which can be utilized in general business, insurance, real estate, general corporate legal activities, the position of legal assistant with a law firm, or as a pre-law student.

FINANCE/REAL ESTATE/INSURANCE EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. ACTG 210-244, FNLW 240-344, 240-345, 240-360
  2. ACTG 210-249 OR 210-341 OR 210-342
  3. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES ECON 230-354, 230-356 AND ANY FINANCE COURSE
  4. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

MINOR - 6 CREDITS

  1. MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 RLS

A person with a professional minor in Business (Finance) is likely to work on the following types of jobs: loan officer with lending institutions such as commercial banks or savings and loans; real estate broker; stock broker; insurance agent; investment officer with an insurance company; office manager for a real estate development company.

GENERAL BUSINESS EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. SELECT 24 CRED FROM COURSES
  2. ACTG 210-244, 210-249,
  3. FNLW 240-344,
  4. ECON 230-245 OR MATH 760-342 OR PSYC 840-215,
  5. PSCI 820-320 OR 820-421,
  6. MGNT 250-211 OR CPSC 765-161 OR 765-162 OR 765-171,
  7. MGNT 250-301 OR 250-310,
  8. MGNT 250-306, 250-385,
  9. MKTG 260-311,
  10. SFTY 462-380 OR 462-381,
  11. LEAD 450-210 OR 450-220
  12. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

MINOR - 12 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-211, 230-212 (GS) AND MATH 760-143 (GM)
  2. MATH 760-243 (GM)

The General Business minor was constructed to provide a variety of courses in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and management and to provide the core courses which would allow the liberal arts graduate to study for an MBA.

MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS

The student may concentrate in one of the following three areas in the Management Emphasis: General, Human Resources, or Production.

MANAGEMENT GENERAL EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. SELECT 18 CRED FROM COURSES
  2. MGNT 250-211 OR CPSC 765-161 OR 765-162 OR 765-171,
  3. MGNT 250-301, 250-306, 250-310,
  4. MGNT 250-320 OR PSCI 820-421,
  5. MGNT 250-488 OR SFTY 462-483
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
  7. LEAD 450-210 OR 450-220,
  8. ECON 230-365,
  9. MGNT 250-385, 250-410,
  10. SFTY 462-380,
  11. HIST 740-435,
  12. PSCI 820-320
  13. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN
  14. SPECIAL OR
  15. INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

MINOR - 9 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-245 AND MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 RLS

The general emphasis will provide students with the supervisory and managerial knowledge and training required for first line supervisory positions in suchareas as: manufacturing, distribution, retailing, offices, government, or service organizations. Any student with an interest in supervision and the planning, organizing, and control of activities based on goals and objectives may be interested in this emphasis regardless of major. Students enrolled in the ROTC program should definitely investigate this emphasis area of the professional minor.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. MGNT 250-320 OR PSCI 820-421
  2. SELECT 18 CRED FROM COURSES
  3. MGNT 250-425, 250-426, 250-428, 250-429,
  4. 250-430, 250-478, (250-493 OR 250-498),
  5. FNLW 240-443 AND SFTY 462-380

The human resource management emphasis will provide students with the specialized knowledge and training required in entry-level professional positions in Human Resource Departments of various types of organizations (e.g. business, industry, government, non-profit, etc.) This would include areas such as planning and employment, training and development, wage and salary administration, insurance pensions, accident prevention, labor problems, or collective bargaining. Students majoring in political science, psychology, communication, sociology, or similar areas may find this emphasis to be of interest.

MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. MGNT 250-301 AND 250-306
  2. SELECT 15 CRED FROM COURSES
  3. MGNT 250-351, 250-356, 250-445, 250-450,
  4. 250-455, 250-460, 250-465, 250-466, 250-471,
  5. 250-480, 250-486,
  6. MKTG 260-436,
  7. SFTY 462-380, 462-381 OR 462-483
  8. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN
  9. SPECIAL OR
  10. INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

1ST MINOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 12 CREDITS

  1. ECON 230-245, MGNT 250-211 AND MATH 760-143 RLS
  2. MATH 760-243 RLS

The production emphasis will provide students with the specialized knowledge and training required in a variety of assignments in production departments (manufacturing, operations, etc.) of various types of organizations. These would include entry-level professional positions in such areas as: materials management, production scheduling and inventory control, work measurement and methods, facilities planning, materials handling, or quality control. Those students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics may find this emphasis to be of great interest. Also, any student who has completed the pre-engineering curriculum should investigate this emphasis area of the Professional Minor in Business Studies, regardless of major.

MARKETING EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. MKTG 260-311
  2. SELECT 18 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES WITH AT LEAST 12 CREDITS FROM MARKETING:
    MKTG 260-321, 260-339, 260-349, 260-400, 260-410, 260-412, 260-432, 260-436, 260-442, 260-479, JOUR 164-321, MKTG 260-337 OR B ED 220-361, MKTG 260-361 OR ECON 230-431, MKTG 260-420 OR PSYC 840-355, MKTG 260-429 OR B ED 220-363, MKTG 260-350 OR JOUR 164-320 OR B ED 220-364, ART 110-382 OR ART 110-383
  3. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

The Marketing Emphasis is designed to assist Letters and Sciences majors in preparing for careers in general marketing, advertising, purchasing, selling, retailing, marketing research, international marketing and industrial marketing. The student may concentrate in one of eight areas in the Marketing Emphasis.

OFFICE SYSTEMS EMPHASIS

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. B ED 220-245, 220-255, 220-345, 220-348, 220-353 AND 220-445
  2. SELECT 5 CRED FROM COURSES ACTG 210-244, B ED 220-143, 220-241,220-242, 220-244, 220-365, 220-454 AND MGNT 250-211
  3. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 CREDITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED

MINOR -

  1. B ED 220-244 OR ABILITY TO TYPE STRAIGHT
  2. COPY AT 40 WORDS PER MINUTE. RLS

The Office Systems minor is valuable for anyone planning a career in end-user computing. The courses studied prepare students to understand and work with computer systems and related technologies commonly used in the business world. This preparation will allow students to easily make transitions to advanced technologies in their future.

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