Business for Non-Business Majors

The Business Minor for Non-Business Majors is designed to provide students from a variety of disciplines with knowledge of basic business principles. Students will gain knowledge in accounting, micro- and macro- economics, marketing, management, and the business environment. For students considering working in a corporation or moving to a managerial position of responsibility within their chosen field, this minor provides an overview of the world of business with exposure to all functional areas.

Some business courses available as electives may require prerequisites beyond what a student is required to take for the minor.  Therefore, we encourage students choosing this minor to speak about course selection with the WSOB academic advisor prior to registration. Contact email.


A minor must contain 15-18 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward completion of the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Required Courses:
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
MARK 3010Principles of Marketing3
MNGT 3051Principles of Management3
Elective Courses:
Select one Upper Level (3000-4000) Business Course the student is qualified to take*3
*BUSA 3100, BUSA 3200, BUSA 3300, and BUSA 3400 cannot be used as electives
Total Hours18