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General business, minor in

The minor in general business is for nonbusiness majors and requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in these courses.

It is suggested that students take the foundation courses first.

ACCT 202 and ECON 203 are the recommended courses. If a student wishes to become a business major, ACCT 202 cannot be applied to the business program. ECON 203 with a minimum grade of B can be applied to the business program. Also note that students may receive credit for only two of the following three courses: ECON 203, 210 or 211. ACCT 205 and ECON 205 are recommended for engineering students.

FIRE 311 has the following prerequisites: SCMA 212 or MATH 200; and ACCT 203 or ACCT 202 (for nonbusiness majors). This course is restricted to students who have completed at least 54 credit hours (junior standing) or 24 credits with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

INFO 160 and junior standing are prerequisites to INFO 360.

Junior standing is required for MGMT 319.

All students entering junior-level business and economics courses are expected to have competency in computer-based word processing and spreadsheet skills.

Course requirements for minor in general business

Foundation courses  
Accounting – choose one 3
ACCT 202 Accounting for Non-business Majors  
ACCT 203 Financial Accounting  
ACCT 204 Managerial Economics  
ACCT 205 Introductory Accounting Survey  
ACCT 507 Fundamentals of Accounting  
Economics – choose one 3
ECON 203 Introduction to Economics  
ECON 205 The Economics of Product Development and Markets  
ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics  
ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics  
ECON 500 Concepts in Economics  
Finance/insurance elective – choose one 3
FIRE 301 Personal Financial Planning  
FIRE 305 Principles of Real Estate  
FIRE 309 Risk and Insurance  
FIRE 311 Financial Management  
General business electives – choose three 9
INFO 360 Business Information Systems  
MGMT 319 Organizational Behavior  
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles  
SCMA 323 Legal Environment of Business  
Total 18

 

 

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