General Minor in Business

General Minor in Business

The Minor in Business is designed to provide students with a broad background in business and its functional areas. The minor is also offered so students may develop the background necessary to apply their major discipline to business environment. All majors in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology. All majors in the College of Professional Studies.

Minor in Business Requirements

The Minor in Business consists of 21 credits. The following courses are required:

BUSED 101 Introduction to Business
ITM 175 Info & Technology Management Applications
ACCT 220 Financial Accounting
MGMT 244

Principles of Management
Prerequisite: 24 credits earned

LAW 331

Law and Legal Environment
Prerequisite: 30 credits earned

MKTG 310 Marketing Principles & Practices
ECON 121, Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 122, Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 313 Introduction to Finance
Prerequisites: (some may be used to fulfill General Ed.)
ECON 121
ECON 122
ECON 156, B & E Math; or MATH 123, Ess. of Calculus
ECON 256, B & E Statistics I
ACCT 220
ACCT 223, Managerial Accounting

A minimum of 12 of the 21 credits must be taken at Bloomsburg University.

Suggested Course Sequence

BSED 101 and ITM 175 must be taken before the other courses. FIN 313 should be taken as the last course. The following sequence of courses is strongly recommended:

AACSB Accreditation

  • Year 1: BSED 101 and ITM 175; (ECON 121)
  • Year 2: ACCT 220; (ECON 122; and ECON 156 or MATH 123)
  • Year 3: MGMT 244 and LAW 331; (ECON 256 and ACCT 223)
  • Year 4: MKTG 310 and FIN 313

Minor in Business Benefits

The program will provide students with an understanding of how businesses operate and of the functional areas of marketing, management, accounting, information systems, finance, and law. The minor will strengthen the portfolio of non-business majors who plan on pursuing business employment upon graduation. Additionally, the Minor in Business will provide those students planning on eventually entering an MBA program with most of the prerequisites needed to enter most MBA programs.