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The Busch School of Business offers seven minor programs and one specialization for students who are majoring in business. It also offers eight minor programs for students who are not majoring in business.

 

Minors for Business Majors

Business minors for business students are intended for students graduating by Spring 2021.  Students who entered the University in Fall 2018 or after should complete a specialization or double-specialization.  See Degree Requirements.

  • Business minors (intended for business seniors)

    The Busch School of Business offers seven within-the-school minor programs and one specialization for students who are majoring in business. Note that in each of the within-the-school minor the first two courses are core courses which overlap with your current Business major.  You need a maximum of four more courses to minor within the School of Business.

    Students in the Busch School of Business may also minor in other schools at the University. Please see the list of all Catholic University minors.

    Please note: Students in the School of Business are required to receive a C- or better in all courses.

    Accounting

    ACCT 205 – Intro Accounting
    ACCT 206 – Managerial Accounting 
    ACCT 310 – Intermediate Accounting I
    ACCT 311 – Intermediate Accounting II       ACCT 312 – Cost Accounting
    ACCT 412 – Auditing

    Strategy, Management, and Operations

     

    Two Core Courses

    MGT 118 – Vocation of Business
    MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)

    Human Resources Track

    MGT 310 – Leadership & Organization
    MGT311 – Organizational Behavior
    MGT 390 – International Business 
    MGT 410 – Dispute Resolution

    Strategy Management Track

    MGT 310 – Leadership & Organization
    MGT 390 – International Business 
    MGT 491 – Special Topics in Strategy 
    MGT        - One Management Elective

    Marketing

    MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
    MKT 345 – Marketing Management
    MKT 346 – Marketing Research
    MKT 348 – Consumer Behavior
    MKT 457 - Marketing Strategy
    One Marketing Elective (e.g. MKT 349, 350, 362, or 491, formerly with MGT prefixes)

     Finance

    ECON 223 – Statistics for Business and Economics
    FIN 226 – Financial Management
    FIN 332 – Investment Analysis
    FIN 334 – Corporate Finance I
    FIN 436 – Corporate Finance II
    One Finance Elective (e.g. FIN 342, 389, 337) 

    International Business

    MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
    FIN 226 – Financial Management
    MKT 362 – International Marketing
    FIN 389 – International Corporate Finance    
    MGT 390 – International Business
    One International Business Elective (e.g.,  MGT381, MGT382, MGT490)  


    Entrepreneurship

    Core Courses
    ENT/MGT 372 - Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
    ENT 455 - Small Business Growth Lab (can be taken alone or with ENT 456)
    ENT/MGT 472 - Principled Entrepreneurship
    ENT/SRES 476 - The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Capitalism

    Elective Courses (to be taken as free electives)
    ENT 360 - Approaches to the Human Person - Business and Entrepreneurial Perspectives
    ENT 494 - Independent Study: Developing One's Own Entrepreneurial Project

    Sports Specialization

    Earning a specialization in sports management enhances the knowledge and skills of business majors and helps them succeed in a specific career path.

    The sports management specialization is open to business majors in good standing within the School of Business. It requires a total of five courses of three credit hours each. These courses include three core courses and two electives.

    Core Courses   
    MGT 324 – Sports Management
    MKT 325 – Sports Marketing
    ECON 327 – Sports Economics and Finance

    Elective Courses (choose two)
    MGT 495B – Sports Management Internship
    PSY 243 – Sports Psychology
    SOC 345 – Sociology of Sports

    Sales

    MKT 349 – Foundations of Professional Sales
    MKT 435 – Sales Force Leadership
    MKT 422 – Consultative Professional Sales

    Elective Courses (choose three)
    DR 403  Public Speaking
    MKT 348  Consumer Behavior
    MGT 301  Ethics in Business and Economics 
    MGT 311  Organizational Behavior
    MKT 495A  Marketing/ Sales Internship
    MGT 250  Business Communications

    Catholic University Sales - Certificate

    Core Courses

    MKT 495A: Marketing/ Sales Internship

    Elective Courses (choose 2)

    MKT 349: Foundations of Professional Sales

    Combines personal selling theory with actual practice. Students learn the skills needed for successful careers in sales and marketing.

    MKT 435: Sales Force Leadership

    This course focuses on the activities and problems of first-line sales managers. The role and functions of the sales manager will be examined including sales force size and organization, hiring, training, compensating, and evaluating salespeople.

    MKT 422: Consultative Professional Sales

    Students will learn how to successfully match the selling process with a decision maker’s buying process.

    Notes

    • Please make sure to check the listed courses for pre-requisites when planning your schedule.
    • * ECON 241 / 242 / 243 / 244 require MATH 111/121 (Calculus I) and MATH 112/122 (Calculus II).

     

     

Minors for Non Business Majors

Accounting | EntrepreneurshipFinance | International Business | Management | Marketing | Performing Arts Management | Sports Management

The Busch School of Business offers eight minor programs for students who are not majoring in business. Earning a minor in one of these concentrations is a good way for students majoring in other disciplines to graduate with business knowledge and skills that can help them succeed in a wide variety of career paths. Specific requirements for these programs are outlined below.

Please note: Students minoring in the Busch School of Business are required to receive a C- or better in all minor required courses.

Accounting

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ACCT 205 – Intro Accounting
ACCT 206 – Managerial Accounting
ACCT 310 – Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 311 – Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 412 – Auditing

Management

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
MGT118*** – Vocation of Business
ACCT205 – Intro Accounting
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MGT 310 – Leadership & Organization
  One Management Elective (e.g. MGT 240, 301, 311, 312, 324, 365, 372, 375, 390, 432, 475 or 491)

Marketing

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ACCT205– Intro Accounting
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MKT345 – Marketing Management
MKT348 – Consumer Behavior
MKT457 - Marketing Strategy or another  Marketing Elective (e.g. MKT346, 349, 350, 362, or 491, formerly with MGT prefixes)

Finance

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ECON 223 – Statistics for Business and Economics
ACCT205 – Intro Accounting
FIN 226 – Financial Management
FIN332 – Investment Analysis
FIN 334 – Corporate Finance I 

Performing Arts Management

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ACCT205– Intro Accounting
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MKT345 – Marketing Management
MGT 375/MUS 575 – Business of Music
One approved Arts Elective* – DR 206, MUS 501A, MUS 506, MUS 533
One additional Arts Elective* – DR 495 or MUS 495B

 

International Business

International Marketing emphasis

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ACCT205 – Intro Accounting
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MGT 390 – International Business
MKT345 – Marketing Management
MKT362 – International Marketing

International Finance emphasis

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ECON 223 – Statistics for Business and Economics
ACCT205 – Intro Accounting
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MGT 390 – International Business
FIN226 – Financial Management
FIN389 – International Corporate Finance 

 Sports Management

The sports management minor is open to CUA undergraduates in good standing outside of the School of Business. The minor requires a total of six courses, four core courses, and two electives.

Core Courses
ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (previously, MGT 223)
MGT 324 – Sports Management
MKT325 – Sports Marketing

Elective Courses
MGT 495B – Sports Management Internship
ECON 327 – Sports Economics and Finance
PSY 243 – Sports Psychology
SOC 345 – Sociology of Sports

Entrepreneurship

Core Courses
ENT/MGT 118 - The Vocation of Business
ENT/MGT 372 – Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
ENT 455 – Small Business Growth Lab A (can be taken alone or with ENT/ENGR)
ENT/MGT 472 – Principled Entrepreneurship

Elective Courses (choose two)
ENT/SRES 360 – Approaches to the Human Person - Business and Entrepreneurial Perspectives
ENT 476 – The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Capitalism
ENT 494 – Independent Study: Developing One's Own Entrepreneurial Project
ENT/ENGR 420 – Social Innovation Startups I (can be taken alone or with ENT/ENGR 421)
ENT/ENGR 421 – Social Innovation Startups II