Minor in Business

  • Accounting B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.S.B.
  • Business Analytics B.S.B
  • Finance B.S.B.
  • Information Systems B.S.B.
  • Management & Leadership B.S.B.
  • Marketing B.S.B.
  • Supply Chain Management B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.B.A. (Edwards Campus)
  • Minor in Business
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in International Business
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration for Working Professionals
  • MS in Organizational Leadership
  • MS in Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Masters of Business Administration

Minor in Business Curriculum

ACCT 200 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4 hours): Accounting 200 is an introduction to the concepts of business and the measurement systems used to control and evaluate business activities. This course is designed to be of interest to all students regardless of discipline. Prerequisite: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1.


ACCT 205 - Survey of Accounting (3 hours): 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: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1.
Information Systems
IST 202 - Introduction to Information Systems (3 hours): This course introduces essential components of information systems from an organizational perspective. The course covers the role of information systems in organizations, the technical foundations of information systems, the design and management of information systems, and the effect of information systems on organizations. The course also exposes students to software tools used to solve business problems. Prerequisite: ACCT 200 or co-enrollment in ACCT 200.


IST 205 - Survey of Information Systems (3 hours): 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
MGMT 305 - Survey of Management (3 hours): 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 or MGMT 311.) Prerequisite: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1.


MGMT 310 - Organizational Behavior (3 hours): This course serves as an introduction to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. An objective may be the development of the student's potential for becoming an effective organization member and manager of people. Experiential learning methods are utilized to involve the student actively. A wide variety of topics and theories may be covered, generally including motivation, leadership, job design, group dynamics, and formal organizational structure and process. Prerequisites: Completion of ECON 142 or ECON 143, ACCT 200, PSYC 104 or PSYC 105, and prior completion or co-enrollment in ACCT 201 and DSCI 202 or DSCI 301.
MKTG 305 - Survey of Marketing (3 hours): 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 or MKTG 311.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101.


MKTG 310 - Marketing (3 hours): A study of marketing from the point of view of the business firm. Topics include the structure of the marketing system, the nature of marketing management, consumer behavior, marketing research, product policy, channels of distribution policy, and analytical techniques useful to marketing management. Prerequisite: Completion of ECON 142, ACCT 200, and PSYC 104. Prior completion or co-enrollment in DSCI 202 or DSCI 301.
FIN 305 - Survey of Finance (3 hours): 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: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1 and ACCT 200 or ACCT 205.


FIN 310 - Finance (3 hours): This course consists of the analysis of problems relating to estimating the financial needs of an enterprise and to evaluating the alternative means of providing and utilizing both temporary and permanent capital. The relationship of current financial decisions with financial policy is analyzed from the viewpoint of management and the stockholder. Prerequisite: Prior completion of ACCT 200; prior completion or co-enrollment in DSCI 202 or DSCI 301.
Supply Chain Management
SCM 305 - Survey of Supply Chain Management (3 hours): 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: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1.


SCM 310 - Management Science and Operations Management (3 hours): Introduces some of the most widely used models from management science in business decision making. Topics include decision making under uncertainty, resource allocation models, and production and operations management. (Formerly DSCI 310). Prerequisite: Prior completion or co-enrollment in DSCI 202 or DSCI 301 and IST 202 or IST 301.

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.


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