Business Minor

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?

For more than twenty years, Shippensburg students in non-business majors have been taking business courses as free electives in their programs of study. In an effort to give our non-business students some advice and access to taking business courses, the John L. Grove College of Business has developed a new 18-credit business minor. Since basic business skills are useful in any work environment, the business minor offers you an excellent opportunity to complement your major program of study and expand your employment and career opportunities upon graduation.

Why should I take the business minor at Ship?

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 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. The second prerequisite is the completion of MAT 140 College Algebra, or MAT117 Applied Statistics, or a higher level mathematics course, or a Math SAT score of 550 or higher.

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 (Prerequisite ACC200)
  • 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?

John L. Grove College of Business

Grove Hall 128
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
FAX: 717-477-4003

The John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International.