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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2011

Minor now offered as Energy, Business and Finance Minor

Global Business Strategies for the Earth, Energy, and Material Industries Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and The Smeal College of Business (G B S)

The minor in Global Business Strategies for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries is a joint offering of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Smeal College of Business. The minor introduces students to financial, investment, and management concepts applied to private sector organizations whose operation emphasizes the Earth and its environment, the energy and mineral industries, or the development of new and enhanced materials. The minor focuses on the leadership and information strategies characteristic of enterprises that are succeeding in a rapidly integrating global economy.

The minor provides science and engineering students an introduction to basic entrepreneurial and business concepts to help prepare them for success in a changing professional environment. It provides students in the Smeal College an opportunity to focus on business strategies in the Earth resources, environmental, and materials industries. A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor. A student enrolled in this minor must receive a grade C or better in all courses in the minor. Advising is available through the EMS Student Center (25 Deike Building).

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


E B F 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E B F 401(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 6 credits from category a or b:
a. B A 301(2) and B A 302(2) and B A 304(2) (Sem: 3-8)
b. FIN 100(3) or E B F 301(3); and MGMT 100(3) or E B F 304W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Select 6 credits from the approved list of EMS courses. Approved courses are: EM SC 420(3), E B F 473(3), E B F 484(3), GEOG 424 US:IL(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 493(3), GEOSC 402Y IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), and METEO 473(3), and P N G 489(3) (Sem: 5-8).


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-04-219

Review Date: 1/16/07



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