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Minors in the Charlton College of Business

Why select a minor?

By adding a minor, you broaden your career opportunities and can explore additional areas of interest.

A minor course of study can supplement and complement your business major or can let you pursue an area of personal interest. If you're not a business major—a minor in business helps you become more prepared and marketable in your particular career path.

Specific information and course requirements for business minors (PDFs)

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Admission to the minor

Application for admission should be made to the Minor Coordinator. Admission to any of the minors is on a competitive basis. For both business and non-business students, admission to a minor requires:

  • completion of 54 credits
  • overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • good academic standing in your major

Minor requirements

Business minors require the completion of 21 or 24 credit hours (depending on the minor), consisting of 12 credits in foundation courses and the remainder in the specified subject area of the minor.

The international business minor is a special case where—in addition to 21 credits of foundation and elective courses—students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language and must complete an experiential requirement.

The minor will be awarded with your diploma, providing that you have at least a 2.5 GPA in the minor course requirements. All prerequisites for foundation and required courses apply.

Foundation courses in all business minors

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACT 211 Principles of Accounting I
  • MKT 311 Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 201 Organizational Behavior

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