You need business skills and training for every career. Why not make your undergraduate degree more competitive by completing a business minor? Let us show you how.

Adding one of the eight business minors to your undergraduate program increases your professional marketability. Learn More.
 
Business minors available:
•    Accounting
•    Business Administration
•    Economics (coming soon)
•    Entrepreneurship
•    Finance
•    Management
•    Management Information Systems
•    Marketing

Requirements for a minor
Students must meet all university requirements for a minor. In addition, students must:

  1. complete a study plan with the Academic Advising Office;
  2. meet all course prerequisites and complete all courses required for the minor with a grade of “C” or better;
  3. complete at least nine hours of the course work required for the minor at Governors State University; and
  4. submit transfer course documentation to the Academic Advising Office for approval before the first week of the semester of intended graduation.

Notes:

Students in undergraduate business programs are only eligible to earn a business minor that is different from their current major or concentration.

Prerequisite courses may also be required to complete a business minor. Please consult the course descriptions or a CBPA advisor for more information.

  • Accounting Minor (21 hrs)

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    The Accounting minor is designed for students seeking to acquire skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating financial information to accompany a business or non-business major. The coursework also helps students prepare for a graduate program in accounting.

    Required Courses (21 Hours)

    Five required courses (15 hours)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 2111 Managerial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 3111 Cost Accounting (3)
    ACCT 3151 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
    ACCT 3152 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

    Choose two courses (6 hours) from:
    ACCT 4112 Cost Accounting II
    ACCT 4251 Tax I
    ACCT 4252 Tax II
    ACCT 4354 Auditing I
    ACCT 3252 Accounting Information Systems
    BLAW 3100 Business Law II

  • Business Administration Minor (18 hrs)

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    The Business Administration Minor is designed for and offered only to non-business students. It exposes students to the core areas in business, and provides a general understanding of the business discipline, including accounting, information systems, management and marketing.

    Six Required Courses (18 Hours)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    MGMT 2100 Introduction to Management Strategies (3)
    MGMT 4500 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MIS 3101 Management Information Systems (3)
    MKTG 2100 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)

  • Economics Minor (18 hrs)

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    This minor has not been officially approved yet.

    The economics minor is designed for students seeking to understand world and local economies and to acquire analytical and critical thinking skills.

    Six Courses (18 Hours)

    Four Required Courses (12 hours)

    ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    ECON 3301 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
    [or ECON 3404 Managerial Economics if not already required by your major]
    ECON 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

    Select two upper division Economics electives (6 hours)
    ECON 3511 International Economics
    ECON 3501 Money and Banking
    ECON 3502 Economic Development
    ECON 3503 Labor Economics
    ECON 3515 International Trade
    ECON 3901 Mathematical Economics
    ECON 4101 Econometrics I
    ECON 4102 Econometrics II
    ECON 4880 Independent Study

  • Entrepreneurship Minor (18 hrs)

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    The entrepreneurship minor will help students apply entrepreneurial concepts, practices and theories. Students will be able to recognize sources of entrepreneurial opportunities, differentiate forms of entrepreneurship and estimate the potential of a given entrepreneurial opportunity.

    Six Required Courses (18 Hours)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ENTR 3100Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
    ENTR 4100 Entrepreneurial Opportunity (3)
    ENTR 4500 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)
    MIS 2101 Basics of Information Technology (3)
    MKTG 2100 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)

  • Finance Minor (18 hrs)

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    The finance minor is designed for students seeking knowledge and skills in financial management, financial markets, analysis and investments. Additional prerequisite courses may also be necessary for non-business majors.

    Six Required Courses (18 Hours)

    Four required (12 hours)
    FIN 3110 Principles of Financial Management (3)
    FIN 3501 Investments (3)
    FIN 4110 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
    FIN 4530 Financial Institutions and Markets (3)

    Select two of the following courses:

    FIN 4201 Insurance and Risk Management (3)
    FIN 4350 International Financial Management (3)
    FIN 4501 Financial Options and Futures (3)
    FIN 4502 Advanced Investments (3)

  • Management Minor (18 hrs)

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    The minor in management is designed for students seeking knowledge and skills in managing people and resources. In addition to giving you broad exposure to the basic elements of business and management, the minor is an excellent preparation for an MBA program or a career in management.

    Six Required Courses (18 Hours)
    MGMT 2100 Introduction to Management Strategies (3)
    MGMT 3200 Business Communications (3)
    MGMT 3300 Human Resource Management (3)
    MGMT 3400 Production and Operations Management (3)
    MGMT 4500 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MGMT 4600 Globalization of Business (3)

  • Management Information Systems Minor (21 hrs)

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    The MIS minor is designed for students who want to expand their knowledge and skills in information systems including application software, database management, systems analysis, computer diagnosis and repair, networking and information security techniques used in organizations. The MIS minor appropriate for both business and non-business majors across all disciplines because of the pervasiveness of information systems in organizations around the world.

    Seven Required Courses (21 Hours)
    MIS 2101 Basics of Information Technology (3)
    MIS 3101 Management Information Systems (3)
    MIS 3201 Business Systems Analysis (3)
    MIS 3401 Business Information Retrieval & Database Management (3)
    MIS 3501 Microcomputer Development & Diagnosis (3)
    MIS 3601 Telecommunications & Distributed Data Systems (3)
    MIS/CPSC 4580 Information Security (3)

  • Marketing Minor (18 hrs)

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    The minor in marketing is designed for students seeking knowledge and skills in marketing function, including consumer behavior, promotional strategies, market research and more. In addition to giving you broad exposure to the basic elements of marketing, the minor is an excellent preparation for an MBA program or a career in marketing.

    Six Required Courses (18 Hours)
    MKTG 2100† Introduction to Marketing Management (3)
    MKTG 3200 Consumer Behavior (3)
    MKTG 4200 Promotional Strategies (3)
    MKTG 4300 Marketing Research (3)
    MKTG 4400 Marketing Logistics and Distribution (3)
    MKTG 4500 Managing Marketing Strategies (3)