Business Minor

If you are looking to supplement the expertise you are gaining in your major with some business knowledge and experience, then consider our new Minor in Business.

  • This program can serve as a valuable complement to your major field studies and give you a competitive edge in the career you have chosen.
  • If you have ever considered graduate study in business, this minor will provide you with many of the prerequisites for the MBA program.

How do I earn a Minor in Business?

Requirements for the Minor in Business

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Option A: Cross-Functional Business Track (19 credit hours)

Course Title
Credit Hours
ACT 221 Introductory Accounting I
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management *
IST 305 Info Technology for Competitive Advantage **
MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing #
MLR 321 Organizational Behavior #
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management ##
* The prerequisites for this course are ECN 201 and 202, ACT 221 and 222, and junior standing.
** The prerequisites for this course are IST 203 and junior standing.
# The prerequisite for this course is junior standing.
## The prerequisites for this course are OSM 201 (or other approved statistics course) and junior standing.

Option B: Flexible Track (minimum of 18 credit hours)

Select a minimum of any four courses from the list in Option A (above) and any two business administration courses at the 200-400 level. For a complete list of business courses, please check the Undergraduate Catalog online.

Independent study courses are not eligible for use toward the business minor. Approval of the program of study by a business advisor is required.

For More Information

For more information, please contact our Undergraduate Advising Center at (216) 687-3729, or e-mail us at

Please note that the Business Minor is not an option for students earning a BBA major.

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