Business Institutions Minor
The minor in business institutions requires the successful completion with a grade of C– or above of 11 courses:
- 4 prerequisite courses in mathematics, statistics, and economics
- 4 business tools courses
- 1 writing and speaking course
- 2 social sciences and humanities electives
Students must complete the 4 prerequisite courses before declaring the minor.
Interested students should consult a program adviser or visit the program office for information.
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|Prerequisites (4 units) 1,2|
|ECON 201-0||Introduction to Macroeconomics|
|ECON 202-0||Introduction to Microeconomics|
|STAT 210-0||Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (or equivalent) 3|
|MATH 212-0||Single Variable Calculus I|
|or MATH 220-0||Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions|
|Minor Requirements (7 units) 4|
|4 business tools courses:|
|BUS_INST 302-0||Marketing Management|
|BUS_INST 303-0||Leadership in Organizations|
|BUS_INST 304-0||Corporate Finance (or equivalent) 5|
|1 writing and speaking in business course:|
|ENGLISH 282-0||Writing and Speaking in Business 6|
|2 social sciences and humanities electives that have business institutions and practices as a central focus of inquiry, chosen from an approved list on the program website.|
All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C– before declaring the minor.
AP credit may be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
Equivalents include BMD_ENG 220-0 Introduction to Biomedical Statistics, CHEM_ENG 312-0 Probability and Statistics for Chemical Engineering, IEMS 201-0 Introduction to Statistics, PSYCH 201-0 Statistical Methods in Psychology, POLI_SCI 312-0 Statistical Research Methods, SESP 210-0 Introduction to Statistics and Research Methodology, and STAT 202-0 Introduction to Statistics
None of the 7 courses may be double-counted toward any major, minor, or certificate except as a related course for a major or a home-school distribution requirement.
Students completing majors in the humanities that involve significant writing, such as English, History, or Philosophy, may petition the program director to waive this requirement. However, these students are strongly encouraged to consider taking ENGLISH 282-0 Writing and Speaking in Business because it covers communications skills related to the business environment that may not be covered in writing-intensive courses in other disciplines.
- Students may petition the program director to approve other humanities or social sciences courses with a significant focus on business institutions or practices.
- Students may substitute 1 of the following courses for at most 1 of the 2 required social sciences and humanities electives:
Course List Course Title CFS 388-0 Field Studies in Business Culture CFS 393-1 Modern Workplace Culture CFS 395-1 Business Workplace Culture ENTREP 325-0 Engineering Entrepreneurship ENTREP 332-0 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures ENTREP 395-0 Special Topics
- Students earning a major in Economics may not use economics courses to fulfill the social sciences and humanities elective requirements.
- Students earning a minor in Economics may not use 200-level economics courses to fulfill the social sciences and humanities elective requirements.