By completing a business minor, you will gain a basic understanding of business, which is essential in many professional careers.
What is the business minor?
The John L. Grove College of Business offers an 18-credit business minor for non-business students. Basic business knowledge and skills are useful in any work environment and the business minor offers you an excellent opportunity to complete business course work while at the same time complementing your individual program of study.
Why should I take a business minor?
The four required courses provide you with a solid fundamental background in business. In addition, these foundation courses will apply directly toward meeting some of the requirements of most MBA programs if you decide to pursue a master's degree in business "down the road." The two elective courses in business allow you to "tailor" the minor to complement your major and to develop an area of specialization to further enhance future employment opportunities.
Numerous studies have shown that a high percentage of students, regardless of major, end up pursuing careers in business or careers that require an understanding of business. No matter what career path you take after graduation, whether self-employed or working for an organization, the business concepts and skills you gain from the business minor will help to expand your opportunities and ensure your future success.
What is the business minor curriculum?
In order to be admitted to the minor, you must successfully complete the general education prerequisites for the program.
The first prerequisite is the completion of
- ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics, or
- ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics, or
- ECO 113 Principles of Economics
And The second prerequisite is the completion of
- MAT 140A/B College Algebra,or MAT117 Applied Statistics or
- a higher level mathematics course, or
- a Math SAT score of 550 or higher.
You must have both prerequisites completed (with a "C" or higher) before you can declare a minor in business. Upper-level (300/400 level) business courses are restricted to business majors and minors.
The business minor consists of four required core business courses and two business elective courses. These courses include:
Required Core Courses:
- ACC 200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- FIN 311 Financial Management
- MGT 305 Organizational Behavior
- MKT 305 Principles of Marketing
Elective Business Courses:
- Two (2) College of Business courses with advisement and completion of prerequisites.
Where can I get more information?
Interested students are encouraged to check out the John L. Grove College of Business website (http://www.ship.edu/business/) for more information on the business minor. To apply for the business minor, students should stop by Grove Hall 128 to complete an application.
For specific program information contact:
John L. Grove College of Business
Grove Hall 128
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
The John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.