Adding General Business as a 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. The Minor in Business can:

  • Serve as a valuable complement to your major field studies and give you a competitive edge in the career you have chosen
  • Provide you with many of the prerequisites for an MBA program if you are considering future graduate studies

How do I earn a Minor in Business?

  • For details concerning the requirements in this program, see below or contact a business advisor today
  • For details regarding the individual courses listed below, please use the CSU Catalog here and type in the name of the course

Requirements for the Minor in Business

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, Schedule an appointment with a Business Academic Advisor:

In Person:

Monte Ahuja College of Business

1860 East 18th Street, BU 219

By PHONE: 216.687.3729


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