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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State York

Business Minor

Contacts: Abington College, Manohar Singh, m.singh@psu.edu; Berks College, John Guiseppe, jag52@psu.edu

The Business minor is a strong complement to virtually any major. Courses prescribed for the minor are taught by Penn State faculty providing courses to the B.S. in Business and the A.S. in Business Administration. It provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply skills appropriate to the business contexts of their chosen majors. Students pursuing the Business minor must complete thirteen credits of prescribed course work and six credits of additional course work. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor. The prescribed thirteen credits of coursework presents students with a critical foundation of core business disciplines: accounting, management, marketing, and either macro- or micro-economics. The six credits of additional coursework must be taken at the 400-level.

The additional coursework enables students to expand on the core foundation in one of two ways. They may choose to solidify their business knowledge base by exploring six credits of 400-level business courses in the following disciplines: Accounting; Business Administration; Business Law; Energy Business and Finance; Economics; Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Health Policy and Administration; International Business; Labor Studies and Employment Relations; Management Information Systems; Management; Marketing; Risk Management; Supply Chain Management; or Statistics. Alternately, students can augment three credits of 400-level coursework in one of the above listed business disciplines with three credits of 400-level work from an approved list of specific business-related course in disciplines such as Communication Arts and Sciences; Corporate Communication; Communications; Criminal Justice; English; Human Development and Family Studies; History; Hospitality Management; Information Sciences and Technology; Kinesiology; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; or Sociology.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 19 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (10 credits)
ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 1-5)
MGMT 301(3), MKTG 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-5)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (6 credits)
Select 3-6 credits at the 400 level from:
ACCTG, B A, B LAW, E B F, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, LER, MIS, MGMT, MKTG, R M, SCM, or STAT (Sem: 5-8)
Select 0-3 credits at the 400-level from:
CAS 404(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 483(3), CC 401(3), CC 403W(3), COMM 421W(3), COMM 427(3), COMM 471(3), CRIMJ 408(3), CRIMJ/SOC 467(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGR 425(3), HD FS 401(3), HD FS 424(3), HD FS 425(3), HD FS 455(3), HIST 458Y(3), HM 435(3), HM 471(3), HM 484(3), IST 402(3), IST 420(3), IST 425(3), IST 431(3), IST 432(3), IST 461(3), KINES 438W(3), KINES 492W(3), PHIL 406(3), PL SC 440 US;IL(3), PSYCH 404(3), PSYCH 408(3), PSYCH 423(3), PSYCH 482(3), PSYCH 484(3), PSYCH 485(3), RPTM 410(3), RPTM 415(3), RPTM 470(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-03-174

Review Date: 11/18/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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