Business Administration, Minor

Program Code: BADMN_UMNR

Program Description

This interdisciplinary minor provides students in all majors with a business-oriented supplement to their major fields of study. It is intended to provide a set of basic skills that complement the unique competencies gained in their non-business disciplines. It is strongly recommended that students taking this minor elect at least one course in mathematics through college calculus, and a second course in descriptive and inferential statistics, as part of their General Education requirements or electives for the major. Students taking this minor may not have more than 25 percent of their total credits for graduation in business courses, and must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the minor. Students pursuing the Business Administration minor should apply to the School of Business Administration and select business courses in consultation with a business adviser.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 22

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 211Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
MGMT 301Basic Management Concepts3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Select 6 credits of the following: 16
Introduction to Business Keystone/General Education Course
Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
Legal Environment of Business
International Business and Society
Industrial Organization Keystone/General Education Course
Money and Banking
Introduction to Finance
Corporation Finance
Leadership and Motivation
Information Systems Management and Applications
Contemporary American Marketing
Transport Systems
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits at the 400 level of the following: 16
ACCTG, BA, ECON, FIN, HCM, MIS, IST, MGMT, MKTG
BESC 408
Media Management
Behavior Modification
Other School-approved courses

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Harrisburg

Jane Kochanov, M.B.A.
Program Coordinator
Olmsted Building, E355
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6139
jxs121@psu.edu

Abington

Tom Stone, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7335
tws16@psu.edu

Contact

Harrisburg

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Olmsted Building, E355
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6139
cxs879@psu.edu

http://harrisburg.psu.edu/business-administration/mba-and-business-administration/minor-business-administration

Abington

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7335
tws16@psu.edu