Minor in Business

  • Accounting B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.S.B.
  • Finance B.S.B.
  • Information Systems B.S.B.
  • Supply Chain Management B.S.B.
  • Management & Leadership B.S.B.
  • Marketing B.S.B.
  • Minor in Business
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration for Working Professionals
  • Business PHD
  • MSB Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Masters of Business Administration
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Minor in Business Curriculum

Accounting
ACCT 200 (Fundamentals of Accounting) OR ACCT 205 (Survey of Accounting). This course is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. It will introduce the concepts of business and the measurement systems used to control and evaluate business activities. It will also explore product costing systems and the use of accounting data as a basis for management planning and decision making. (Not open to students with credit in ACCT 200.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.
Information Systems
IST 202 (Introduction to Information Systems) OR IST 205 (Survey of Information Systems). This course focuses on the use of information systems in business. Topics will include components of information systems, types of information systems, development of information systems, and uses and benefits of information systems. Relevant technology issues such as security, privacy and ethics will also be introduced. In addition to content on information systems, the course will cover the basic principles of Microsoft Office. (Not open to students with credit in IST 301.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.
Management
MGMT 305 (Survey of Management) OR MGMT 310 (Organizational Behavior). This course is designed to acquaint students with traditional business management ideas, recent management thinking, and the contemporary application of both to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A survey of a wide variety of topics is offered, generally including goal setting, strategy formulation and implementation, managerial decision making, structure and design of organizations, corporate culture, organizational change and development, human resources management, managing diversity, leading, motivation, communication, teamwork, quality control, management control systems, operations and service management, entrepreneurship and small business management, managerial ethics, corporate social responsibility, and management in the global environment. (Not open to students with credit in MGMT 310.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.
Marketing
MKTG 305 (Survey of Marketing) OR MKTG 310 (Marketing). This course introduces the student to marketing from the perspective of the business firm. Topics included are the marketing system, consumer and industrial behavior, market segmentation and positioning, product policy, channels of distribution, pricing strategy, sales management, and marketing communications. (Not open to students with credit in MKTG 310.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.
Finance
FIN 305 (Survey of Finance) OR FIN 310 (Finance). The purpose of this course is to help the student develop a basic understanding of Finance. Topics covered include (1) financial instruments and the markets in which they are traded, (2) financial planning and analysis, (3) the cost and time-value of money, and (4) the fundamentals of investor decision-making. (Not open to students with credit in FIN 310.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101, MATH 101 and ACCT 200 or ACCT 205.
Supply Chain Management
SCM 305 (Survey of Supply Chain Management) OR SCM 310 (Management Science and Operations Management). An introduction to decision making under the uncertainty encountered in business and in everyday life. Covers selected topics in probability, statistics, economics, and operations research, and their application to complex problems in financial management, marketing, operations management, supply chain management, and quality management; as well as risks affecting everyday life, such as personal decisions in regard to career, marriage, and wealth management. (Not open to students with credit in SCM 310.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.

Contact Student and Academic Services

Accounting is often called “the language of business.” You are urged to take accounting as early in your minor studies as possible.

If you believe you might ever want to earn a degree in business, you would be well advised to take the major class rather than the survey.

For questions, contact our Minor in Business advisor at 785-864-7500 or bschoolundergrad@ku.edu.