A wide selection of minors in business give students the chance to develop valuable skills to complement their major studies.  Options vary for business students and non-business students.


Minors for Bachelor of Science in Accounting Students

Business minors for Bachelor of Science in Accounting students are listed below.  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students are advised to complete a double-specialization, rather than a minor in Business. See Degree Requirements.

  • Business minors (intended for Accounting majors)

    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.

    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)

    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

    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)  

     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) 

    Sales

    MKT 349 – Personal Selling
    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

    Entrepreneurship

    Core Courses
    MGT 118: The Vocation of Business
    ENT 372: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (available only in the Fall)
    ENT 455:
    Small Business Growth Lab
    ENT 472:
    Principled Entrepreneurship (available only in the Spring)


    Elective Courses (choose two)
    ENT 351: Managing the Family Enterprise
    ENT 451: Family Business Strategy
    ENT 476: The Spirit of Entrpreneurial Capitalism (available only in the Spring)
    ENT 494: Independent Study
    MGT 123B: Foundations of Business (available only in the Spring)
    MKT 348: Consumer Behavior
    MKT 422: Consultative Professional Sales

    Electives from the School of Engineering (cross-listed):
    ENT/ENG 420: Social Innovation, Part I (available only in the Fall)
    ENT/ENG 421: Social Innovation, Part II (available only in the Spring)

    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

     

    Catholic University Sales - Certificate

    Core Courses

    MKT 495A: Marketing/ Sales Internship

    Elective Courses (choose 2)

    MKT 349: Personal Selling

    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 | Markets, Human Rights, and Civil Society

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

One Accounting Elective: (ACCT 412 – Auditing, ACCT 417 - Fund/ Not for Profit Accounting, or ACCT 418 - Advanced Accounting)

Management

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics

MGT 118*** – Vocation of Business

ACCT 205 – Intro Accounting

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (or MGT 123A). (Previously listed as 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 100Fundamentals of Economics

ACCT 205Intro Accounting

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (or MGT 123A). (Previously listed as MGT 223)

MKT345Marketing Management

MKT348Consumer 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

ACCT 205 – Intro Accounting

FIN 226 – Financial Management

FIN 332 – Investment Analysis

FIN 334 – Corporate Finance I

*Note: Students majoring in Economics should not complete the Finance minor for Non Business students, and instead should follow the course plan below:

1) and 2) Two classes that double count (ECON 100, ECON 101/103, ECON 102/104,ECON 223, ACCT 305, FIN 226)
3) FIN 332: Investment Analysis
4) FIN 334: Corporate Finance
5) FIN 436Advanced Corporate Finance 
6) One elective from below list

Elective Courses 

ECON 338: Financial Modeling, Options and Future

ECON 309: Money and Banking

FIN 313: Financial Modeling in Excel

FIN 337: Options & Futures

FIN 342: Financial Markets & Institutions

FIN 389: International Corporate Finance

FIN 391: Money, Banking, & Financial Crisis

FIN 491: Special Topics in Finance

FIN 491/MGT 491: International financial management

** IEFH majors may not minor in finance as that is already part of their major curriculum.

 

Performing Arts Management

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics. (ECON 100 is preferred, but the following substitutions will be accepted: SRES 101, ECON 101, ECON 103).

ACCT 205– Intro Accounting

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business

MKT 345 – Marketing Management

MUS 575 or DR 306  – Arts Management

Arts Internship - DR 495MUS 495B, or MGT 495A


Arts Elective (choose one elective from the below list ). Consult with your advisor for other options. Substitution requests should be submitted to Dr. Cannizzaro.

  • MUS 110
  • MUS 111
  • MUS 112
  • MUS 276
  • MUS 433
  • MUS 501A
  • MUS 506
  • MUS 533
  • DR 105
  • DR 205
  • DR 403
  • DR 410
  • DR 426

 

Finance - Economics Students

*Note: Students majoring in Economics should not complete the Finance minor for Non Business students, and instead should follow the course plan below:

1) and 2) Two classes that double count (ECON 100, ECON 101/103, ECON 102/104,ECON 223, ACCT 305, FIN 226)
3) FIN 332: Investment Analysis
4) FIN 334: Corporate Finance
5) FIN 436Advanced Corporate Finance 
6) One elective from below list

Elective Courses 

ECON 338: Financial Modeling, Options and Future

ECON 309: Money and Banking

FIN 313: Financial Modeling in Excel

FIN 337: Options & Futures

FIN 342: Financial Markets & Institutions

FIN 389: International Corporate Finance

FIN 391: Money, Banking, & Financial Crisis

FIN 491: Special Topics in Finance

FIN 491/MGT 491: International financial management

** IEFH majors may not minor in finance as that is already part of their major curriculum.

 

 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 100Fundamentals of Economics

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (or MGT 123A). (Previously listed as MGT 223)

MGT 324Sports Management

MKT325Sports Marketing

Elective Courses 
MGT 495BSports Management Internship

ECON 327Sports Economics and Finance

PSY 243Sports Psychology

SOC 345Sociology of Sports

International Business

International Marketing emphasis
ECON 100Fundamentals of Economics

ACCT 205Intro Accounting

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (or MGT 123A). (Previously listed as MGT 223)

MGT 390International Business

MKT345Marketing Management

MKT362International Marketing

International Finance emphasis
ECON 100Fundamentals of Economics

ECON 223Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 205Intro Accounting

MGT 123B - Foundations of Business (or MGT 123A). (Previously listed as MGT 223)

MGT 390International Business

FIN226Financial Management

FIN389International Corporate Finance

Markets, Human Rights, and Civil Society

Core Courses
SRES 101: Markets and Prosperity I
SRES 102: 
Markets and Prosperity II
SRES 315: 
Catholic Social Thought and Political Economy

Elective Courses: Pick 3 from among 200+ level SRES courses and below listed courses in POL (Politics), SOC (Sociology), or PHIL (Philosophy). At least one must be 300/400-level SRES:

SRES 260: Game Theory and Strategic Thinking
SRES 345: Marriage, Family, and Social Order
SRES 350: Education and Religion in Social Research
SRES 408: Evolution of Business and Human Rights
SRES 470: Justice and Social Justice
SRES 476: Spirit of Entrepreneurial Capitalism
POL 111: Intro to American Government
POL 212: Intro to International Relations
POL 220: Intro to Law and Politics
POL 312: The Civil Rights Movement
POL 403:Person and Common Good
POL 404: Law and Morality
SOC 102: Global Social Problems and Justice
SOC 206:Families and Society
SOC 230: Families and Incarceration
SOC 270: Human Rights in a Global Society
SOC 281: Population, Environment, and Society
PHIL 333A: Philosophy of Natural Right and Natural Law

Entrepreneurship

Core Courses
MGT 118: The Vocation of Business
ENT 372: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (available only in the Fall)
ENT 455:
 Small Business Growth Lab
ENT 472: 
Principled Entrepreneurship (available only in the Spring)


Elective Courses (choose two)
ENT 351: Managing the Family Enterprise
ENT 451: Family Business Strategy
ENT 476: The Spirit of Entrpreneurial Capitalism (available only in the Spring)
ENT 494: Independent Study
MGT 123B: Foundations of Business (available only in the Spring)
MKT 348: Consumer Behavior
MKT 422: Consultative Professional Sales

Electives from the School of Engineering (cross-listed):
ENT/ENG 420: Social Innovation, Part I (available only in the Fall)
ENT/ENG 421: Social Innovation, Part II (available only in the Spring)