College of Business and Innovation

Minoring in Business for Non-Business Majors

Business Minors for Non-Business Students at The University of Toledo

The College of Business and Innovation offers a general minor and eight specialty minors (accounting; business analysis; electronic commerce/information technology; entrepreneurship, family and small business; international business; marketing; professional sales and operations/supply chain management) for students in non-business programs at The University of Toledo. These minors are recommended for students who want to enhance their academic programs with business-related course work. Students taking courses in the business minor must meet course prerequisite requirements. These minors are designed specifically for non-business students and should not be confused with the individual minors offered for College of Business and Innovation students. Students can complete a maximum of two minors and may take no more than one course that fulfills the requirements of both minors. Students should contact advisers in their college and in the College of Business and Innovation for additional details about the minors. At least fifty percent of the course work completed to fulfil a business minor must be taken at the University of Toledo. All students must make formal application to declare their Business minor with the College of Business & Innovation.

General Minor for Non-Business Students

Requirements for the General Minor in Business for Non-Business Students

1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 is required in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents. A student who does not meet the minimum standards but has at least a cumulative 2.0 in the prerequisites will be reviewed by the College of Business and Innovation on an individual basis.

Economics: Select from ECON 1150 and 1200, MIME 2600 or equivalent
Mathematics
: Select from any UT Core Math course (e.g. MATH 1180, 1200, 1320, 1330, 1340, 1730, 1750, 1850, etc.) except statistics
Computing:
Select from BUAD 1020, CMPT 1100 or approved equivalent
Business Statistics
: Select from BUAD 2060, MATH 2630, 2600, or equivalent 

2. Eighteen hours are required beyond the prerequisite courses above. A grade of C (2.0) or higher is required in each of the following courses, at least one of the courses from section "A" below must be at the 3000 level to avoid additional course work:

Required Foundation Course: BUAD 2040 Financial Accounting Information OR ACTG 1040 Principles of Financial Accounting

Additional Requirements:

A. Select 3 courses from the following with at least one course at 3000 level to avoid additional coursework. Approved associate degree equivalents courses are shown in ( ). (Prerequisites for selected courses must be fulfilled.):

  • BUAD 1010        Introduction to Business (or BMGT 1010)
  • BUAD 2050**     Accounting for Business (or ACTG 1050)
  • BUAD 2070**     Business Statistics and Data Analytics
  • BUAD 2080        Global Environment of Business (or BMGT 2110)
  • BUAD 3010**     Principles of Marketing (or MARS 1010)
  • BUAD 3020**     Principles of Manufacturing and Service System
  • BUAD 3030        Managerial and Behavioral Processes in Organizations
  • BUAD 3040**     Principles of Financial Management
  • BUAD 3050        Information Technology Management
  • BUAD 3470        Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (or BMGT 2310)

B. Select two additional 3000 or 4000 level courses from the 6 listed above or select two courses at the 3000 or 4000 level from ACCT, FINA, INFS, MGMT, EFSB, IBUS, EBUS, OSCM, HURM, PSLS, BANS, BLAW or MKTG to complete the additional requirements. (Prerequisites for selected courses must be fulfilled.)

C. At least three of the five courses selected to fulfill the additional minor in business requirements must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

**Prerequisites for an MBA can also be fulfilled by completing the indicated (**) courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

Accounting Minor for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements

The accounting minor for non-business students requires 16 credit hours. A grade of C (2.0) or higher is required in all courses used to fulfill the accounting minor requirements. Prerequisites for all courses must be fulfilled.

Required Course: 4 hours

ACCT 3110 External Financial Reporting I

Prerequisite: Junior standing; a higher education GPA of 2.750 or higher and a 2.750 or higher GPA in BUAD 2040 and 2050 (or equivalent courses), which must include a grade of C (2.0) or higher in BUAD 2040 and 2050 (or equivalent courses).

Electives: Select four courses from the following: 12 hours

ACCT 3310 Accounting Information Systems and Controls - Prerequisite: ACCT 3110 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

ACCT 3210 Individual Taxation - Prerequisite: Junior standing; a higher education GPA of 2.750 or higher and a 2.750 or higher GPA in BUAD 2040 and 2050 (or equivalent courses), which must include a grade of C (2.0) or higher in BUAD 2040 and 2050 (or equivalent courses).

ACCT 3320 Internal Reporting (formerly 4310) - Prerequisite: ACCT 3110 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

ACCT 3120 External Financial Reporting II - Prerequisite: ACCT 3110 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

FINA 4080 Intermediate Financial Management - Prerequisite: BUAD 3040 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

E-Business and Information Technology Applications Minor for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements

The e-business and information technology applications minor requires basic business computer proficiency (e.g., BUAD 1020, CMPT 1100 or equivalent); MIME 2600 or ECON 1150 and 1200, or equivalent; and 15 credit hours from selected EBUS- and INFS-related courses. A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required for all courses.

Required: 6 hours

  1. EBUS 3090          Doing Business Digitally/E-Commerce and the Networked Economy (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  2. INFS 3250           Software Applications in Business (Prerequisite: Junior standing and BUAD 1020 or equivalent)

Electives: 9 hours

  • INFS 3770           Database Management Systems (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • EBUS 3180          Web Design for Business Communication (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • INFS 3370           Business Data Communications (Prerequisite: BUAD 3050)
  • MKTG 3260         Global Framework for E-Commerce (Prerequisite: BUAD 2080)
  • MKTG 3280         Internet Marketing (Prerequisite: BUAD 3010)
  • BUAD 3050         Information Technology Management (Prerequisite: Junior standing and BUAD 1020 or equivalent)
  • INFS 3980           Special Topics in Information Systems

Entrepreneurship, Family, and Small Business Minor for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements

Prerequisites for all courses must be fulfilled. A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required in all courses.

Required Business Courses: 15 hours

  1. EFSB 3500        Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  2. BUAD 2040      Financial Accounting (Prerequisite: sophomore standing) or ACTG 1040 Principles of Financial Accounting
  3. EFSB 3480        Entrepreneurial Finance
  4. EFSB 4590        Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  5. EFSB 4010        Growing Family & Entrepreneurship Business

Business Elective: Select one from the following (3 hours)

  • BUAD 3010         Principles of Marketing (Prerequisite: Junior standing and ECON 1200)
  • EFSB 4690          Technology Commercialization
  • EFSB 4790           Franchising

International Business Minor for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements

The international business minor for non-business students requires 18 to 21 hours of business courses (including international business electives). Prerequisites for all courses must be fulfilled. A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required in all courses.

Required Course in Economics: Select from [ECON 1150 and ECON 1200] OR [MIME 2600] or equivalent

(These are not business course hours and do not count toward the 18 to 21 hours of business courses required in the program)

Required Business Courses: 9 hours

  • BUAD 2080      Global Environment of Business (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing)

And select two courses from the following: 6 hours

  • BUAD 3010          Principles of Marketing (Prerequisites: ECON 1150 or MIME 2600; Junior standing)
  • BUAD 3030          Managerial and Behavioral Processes in Organizations (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • BUAD 3040          Principles of Financial Management (Prerequisite: BUAD 2040 or ACTG 1040)

International Business Electives: 9 hours

Select at least two courses from the following:

  • IBUS 3600          International Management (Prerequisite: BUAD 3030, Junior standing)
  • MKTG 3140         International Marketing (Prerequisite: BUAD 3010)
  • FINA 3500          International Finance (Prerequisite: BUAD 3040)

If needed, select additional hours from the following, pending availability:

  • IBUS 3150           Understanding Cultural Differences in Business (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • IBUS 4100           Study Abroad Program* (Prerequisite: Permission of Chair and Faculty)
  • MKTG 3260          Global Framework for E-Commerce (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
  • MKTG 4220          International Sourcing, Logistics, and Transportation (Prerequisite: BUAD 2080)
  • BLAW 3670          International Business Law (Prerequisite: BUAD 3030)

* Subject to approval of departmental chair or IB faculty adviser

Marketing Minor for Non-Business Students

The marketing minor for non-business students requires 18 hours. Prerequisites for all courses must be fulfilled. A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher is required in all business courses. 

Required Course:
Economics Pre-requisite:  1 course/3 hours
Select from ECON 1200 or MIME 2600  

Required Marketing Courses:  2 courses/6 hours

BUAD 3010           Principles of Marketing
MKTG 3850          Buyer & Relationship Behavior 

Marketing Electives: Select 3 from the following:   9 hours 

MKTG 3140          International Marketing
MKTG 3280          Internet Marketing
MKTG 3690          Principles of Marketing Communication
MKTG 4110          Sports Marketing
MKTG 4540          Business Marketing
PSLS 3440            Professional Sales

Professional Sales Minor for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements
The professional sales minor for non-business students requires 15 hours. Prerequisites for all courses must be fulfilled. If a student elects to take BUAD 3010 as an elective, ECON 1200 or MIME 2600 is required as an additional pre-requisite. A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher is required in all courses. 

Required Business Courses:  9 hours

PSLS 3440             Sales 
PSLS 3450             Account and Territory Management  
PSLS 4740             Advanced Sales 

Business Elective: Select two from the following:   6 hours 

BUAD 3010           Principles of Marketing
PSLS 3080             Purchasing and Business Relationship Management 
PSLS 4710             Sales Force Leadership 

Operations Management/Supply Chain Management for Non-Business Students

Program Requirements

Students must complete BUAD 3020 or equivalent as prerequisite; and 15 additional credit hours from the list below. A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher is required in all courses. 

  • MKTG 3130      Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • EBUS 3090       E-Commerce and the Network Economy
  • OSCM 3660      Materials Management and Purchasing
  • OSCM 3340      Quality Management
  • OSCM 3610      Production Planning and Control
  • MKTG 4220      Logistics and Transportation
  • OSCM 4420      Service Operations Management

Recommended for operations management track:
OSCM 3340, 3610, 3660, and any other two courses from above list.

Recommended for supply chain management track:
MKTG 3130, EBUS 3090, OSCM 3660 and 4220, and one other course from above list.

 

 

Last Updated: 11/3/16