Minors in Business
All students, including non-business majors, can complete a minor in business. Whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in leadership or envision yourself managing an organization, classes you take toward a business minor provide a strong foundation in the basics of business.
Take core business courses in one concentration area for in-depth education in marketing, management, accounting, finance, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.
To declare a minor in business, meet with an advisor at the Undergraduate Business Programs office.
Business Minor Prerequisites
Students working toward a minor in business must complete the following three courses:
BUS 20: Financial Accounting and Reporting
Studies the concepts and techniques for measurement and communication of financial information and interpretation of financial statements.
ECON 3: Intro to Microeconomics
An introduction to the study of the economic system from the micro, or individual decision-makers, perspective. Includes analysis of competition, monopoly and the distribution of income.
STAT 48: Statistics for Business
An introduction to statistics using business applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, Bayes’ theorem, random variables, estimation and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and simple linear regression.
Business Minor Core
Choose four courses to complete the business minor core:
BUS 101: Information Technology Management
Topics include computer hardware and software, business data processing, databases, telecommunications, systems analysis and design, cost-benefit analysis and systems applications in business. Includes database and spreadsheet projects.
BUS 102/PHIL 116: Business Ethics
An inquiry into some of the moral issues arising from business life, such as conflicts of interest, responsibility to consumers, corporate culture and character, and the morality of competition. Also considers the history of ethics and the history of business as an institution.
BUS 103: Marketing and Distribution Management
An introduction to the role of marketing in society with emphasis on concepts, marketing methods and institutions.
BUS 104/STAT 104: Decision Analysis & Management Science
Survey of deterministic and probabilistic models for decision making. Topics include linear programming and extensions, networks, dynamic programming, decision trees, queuing models, and simulation. Uses of these models in decision making are discussed.
BUS 105: Production and Operations Management
Deals with the issues of design and control of production systems in manufacturing and service organizations. Covers product and process selection, capacity planning, location and layout design, project and job scheduling, inventory control, material planning and quality control.
BUS 106/ECON 134: Introduction to Financial Management
Covers the foundation materials for both corporate financial management, and investment and portfolio analysis. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, portfolio theory, capital asset pricing model and market efficiency.
BUS 108: Financial Evaluation & Managerial Analysis
Study of accounting data used for managerial planning and controlling of business operations. Provides an introduction to manufacturing operations and cost accounting systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing, standard costing and variance analysis, as well as budgeting.
Upper Division Business Electives
Choose any two of the following upper-division business courses:
BUS 100W, 107, 109, 111-178 or 198I
Meet with an Advisor
Schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Undergraduate Business Programs office to confirm the requirements you must meet to stay on track as a business administration major.
Attend an Application Workshop
Students who are pre-business, undeclared, or have declared a major other than business must attend a mandatory application workshop during the quarter in which they are completing all requirements required for business administration major eligibility. Call the Undergraduate Business Programs office at (951) 827-4551 to register.