Business Minor

I wanted to stand out as a photographer. The business courses were tailored to my needs and will provide me with an advantage in the job market. -- Felicia Ramirez, College of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | You may not major in business, but you might work in one! Earn a BUSINESS MINOR designed for non-business majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration

Why should I minor in business?

  1. The business minor provides an overview of the critical areas of business in six courses (18 hours): accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing and management
  2. Makes UNL graduates in any discipline more marketable to any company or organization with a business minor.
  3. Studying in multiple colleges provides a well-rounded university experience that gives students more connections and networking opportunities.

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Course Descriptions

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative GPA; sophomore standing (or freshman standing with 14 credit hours of UNL credit and Math 104 with a grade of 'C' or 'Pass' or better). Letter grade only. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202.

This course is designed to introduce financial and managerial accounting concepts to students who are not business majors but who will use such information in future roles as investors, owners, managers, employees and /or taxpaying citizens. Because accounting is referred to as ‘the language of business' a primary objective of this course is to enable you to understand how accounting meets the information needs of various users. The course lays a foundation for understanding and use of accounting concepts, skills and judgments in numerous endeavors, both career and personal.

ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 12 credit hours; Letter grade only. ECON 200 fulfills the Economics requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

BLAW 300 Business, Government and Society (ACE 8)

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; Letter grade only. BLAW 300 fulfills the Business Law requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW 300 and BLAW 371 and/or BLAW 372.

This course examines the business organization in relationship to government, employee groups and the community. A major theme in the course is the social responsibility of business. Topics of study include ethics, environmental issues, employee rights, government regulation, global management and the U.S. political system as it affects business decision making.

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and 202); ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212); Letter grade only. FINA 300 fulfills the Finance requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.

This course covers the basic principles of financial decision making with an emphasis on time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting and risk management.

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations

For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; Letter grade only. MNGT 300 fulfills the Management requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT 300 and MNGT 320.

This course is designed to introduce students from non-business fields to the role of managers in various organizational structures and types. Students will explore how the practice of management is relevant to their chosen field of study or academic discipline. This course will provide an analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Individual, group, intergroup and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied as well as pertinent techniques of human capital management.

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; Letter grade only. MRKT 300 fulfills the Marketing requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MKT 300 and MKRT 341.

Survey of marketing principles for non-business students. Overview of the fundamental terms and concepts in contemporary marketing, introduction to real world marketing strategies and focuses on marketing’s role in organizations and businesses.