Minoring in Business

New for Fall 2017 - Minor in Sustainability (Scroll down for additional Business Minors)

Beginning Fall 2017, The College of Business and Innovation and The University of Toledo will begin offering a Minor in Sustainability. This is an interdisciplinary minor combining courses from the College of Business as well as the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Letters. The minor requirements are the same for any student regardless of what is listed as their “home” college. Because of this, the minor requirements are somewhat different than other minors in the College of Business.

Of the 15 credits hours (5 courses) required in the Sustainability minor, 12 credit hours (4 courses) must be unique to other courses in a student’s degree program. This means that only one course may “double dip” as another requirement somewhere else in their degree program – be that a major, minor or other degree requirement. If more than one course naturally occurs as a requirement in their degree program, the student would need to select additional course(s) from the list of approved electives for the minor so that they achieve the 12 unique hours. Both the College of Business and a student’s home college will review the minor requirements to certify completion for graduation.

If students would like additional information on the educational benefits of completing the Sustainability minor, please contact the following faculty experts:

Jon Kirchhoff, Ph. D  Professor and Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Email: jkirchh@uoft02.utoledo.edu Office: WO 2265 Phone: (419) 530-1515 Fax: (419) 530-4033

Glenn Lipscomb, Ph. D Professor and Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Email: glenn.lipscomb@utoledo.edu Office: NI 3054 Phone: (419) 530-8088 Fax: (419) 530-8086

Andrew Solocha, Ph. D Associate Professor College of Business & Innovation Department of Finance Email: andrew.solocha@utoledo.edu Office: ST 4010 Phone: (419) 530-2564 Fax: (419) 530-2873

To declare the minor, please visit the Student Services Center in the College of Business – suite 3130 in the Savage & Associates Business Complex or email COBIadvising@utoledo.edu with your Rocket number and your request to add the minor.

Required (4 Courses of 3 hours each required):

GNEN 1550 Sustainable Living
EEES 2010   Intro to Environmental Studies
BUAD 3500 Sustainable Business Practices
PHIL 3180   Environmental Ethics

Electives (Select 1 course of 3 hours): 

BUAD 3020 Principles Of Manufacturing & Service Systems 
IBUS 4360   Global Business Strategies
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society 
EEES 1150   Marine Biology
EEES 2150   Biodiversity
EEES 1010   Physical Geology
EEES 2400   Oceanography
EEES 2200   Climate Change
EEES 1050   Geological  Hazards &  the Environment
EEES 1130   Down to Earth Environmental Sciences
EEES 1170   Microbes and Society
CHEE 4120  Biofuels
CIVE 4690   Sustainability Engineering
MIME 4410  Alternative Energy
MIME 4820  Sustainability Analysis & Design
ECON 3240 Environmental Economics
GEPL 1100  Environmental Geography
GEPL 3900  Environmental Planning
GEPL 4160  Patterns of World Development

Undergraduate Minors for College of Business Majors - General Information

Students majoring in business at UT can complement their BBA or BSIT degree by completing a minor in a field other than their major field of study.

The following requirements for the minors are taken from the University Catalog and are subject to change at any time by vote of the faculty, and as such the following text is provided for informational purposes only. Please check with the Office of Student Retention and Academic Success for the most current requirements for the minors. All students must make formal application to declare their Business minor.

As part of the 10 course required in the area of specialization requirement in the BBA degree, students complete 3 junior/senior level Business electives or a 3 courses toward an approved Business minor in addition to the 7 courses required in their major. A second Business minor may be completed with 9 additional hours.

The following minors are ONLY available for College of Business and Innovation students. The only exception to this is for engineering students in the BS Information Technology major. Since this is a shared program with the College of Business, students are treated as Business majors for the purpose of selecting a business minor. Students cannot duplicate credit in their minor, area of specialization and upper division core. The minor consists of three courses (9 hours), unless otherwise noted.

Accounting (Minor for Business Students)

Accounting courses designed for non-accounting majors are currently not being offered. Students who meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in Accounting major courses (minimum 2.75 higher ed GPA and 2.75 in BUAD 2040 + 2050 or equivalent courses), may select any 3 ACCT major courses to meet the requirements of an ACCT minor. ACCT 3110 is the pre/co requisite to all other accounting courses. 

Business Information Security (CyberSecurity)

BUAD 2020 or BUAD 3050 is a required pre-requisite course

The following courses are required:

COURSE LIST:     INFS 3370, 3400, 4100

Business Law
Complete three of the following:
BLAW 3550 Legal and Safety Compliance Issues in HR Management
BLAW 3570 The Laws of Structuring and Operating an Business
BLAW 3670 International Business Law
BLAW 4570 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Managing Innovation and Technology
BLAW 4580 Detection and Prevention of Deceptive Business Practices
MGMT 3770 Ethics in Leadership and Management

Commercial Real Estate - Course availability currently limited.
FINA 3660 Real Estate Principles, Practices and Finance
FINA 3670 Real Estate Valuation
FINA 3680 Real Estate Law, Insurance and Taxes

Digital Marketing (Electronic Commerce)
EBUS 3090 Doing Business Digitally (E-Commerce and the Networked Economy) 
EBUS 3180 Web Design and Data Analytics (Web Design for Business Communication)

Elective: Choose one of the following
EBUS 4040   Digital Business Intelligence (E-Commerce Intelligence Management)
MKTG 3280  Internet Marketing 
INFS 3380    Web Application Development I

Enterprise Resource Management  

BUAD 2020 or BUAD 3050 is a required pre-requisite course

The following courses are required:

COURSE LIST:     INFS 3780, 4100, 4680

Entrepreneurship, Family and Small Business
EFSB 4590 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
EFSB 4010 Growing Family and Entrepreneurial Businesses
EFSB 3480 Entrepreneurial Finance or FINA 4840 Small Business Finance

With departmental approval, EFSB 4690 or 4790 may be used as a substitution in the minor - consult with advisor

EFSB 4690 Innovation and Technology Commercialization
EFSB 4010 Franchising

FINA 3480 Investments
FINA 4080 Intermediate Corporate Finance
FINA 4090 Financial Institutions and Markets

Financial Services
Complete three of the following:
FINA 3480, 3660, 4090, 3600, 3670, 4870, 3610, 4100, 4890, 4900; and PSLS 3440

Information Systems - Effective Fall 2016 Catalog (See Degree Audit for earlier catalog years)
INFS 3150 Business Application Development I

Select two additional INFS elective courses from the following:
INFS 3160, 3240, 3250, 3370, 3380, 3770, 3780, 3980, 4300, 4320, 4510, 4620, 4810

Insurance and Risk Management
FINA 3600 Risk Management
FINA 3610 Life and Health Insurance
FINA 4890 Finanaial and Estate Planning

International Business
Complete three of the following:
BLAW 3670; FINA 3500; IBUS 3150, 3600, 4100, 4360; MKTG 3140, 3260, 4220; PSLS 3500

Complete three of the following:
HURM 3220 Human Resource Management 
MGMT 3630 Conflict Management
MGMT 3770 Ethics in Leadership and Management
MGMT 4210 Leading and Managing Organizational Improvement
MGMT/HURM 4250 Performance Management
MGMT 4780 Leadership and Managerial Competencies

MKTG 3850 Buyer Behavior or MKTG 3880 Marketing Research

Two additional electives from the following:
MKTG 3130, 3140, 3260, 3280, 3690, 3850 OR 3880, 3870, 3910, 4220, 4540, 4980, 4990; PSLS 3080, 3440, 4710, 4740

Operation & Supply Chain Management

BUAD 3020 is a required pre-requisite course

Select three courses from the following:

COURSE LIST: OSCM 3340, 3610, 3660, 4150, 4250, 4760 and either MKTG 3130 or 4220.

Professional Sales
PSLS 3440 Professional Sales

Select two from the following:
PSLS 3080 Purchasing and Business Relationship Marketing
PSLS 3450 Account and Territory Management
PSLS 4500 International Sales Negotiation
PSLS 4710 Sales Force Leadership
PSLS 4740 Advanced Sales
MKTG 4540 Business Marketing

The above minors are ONLY available for College of Business and Innovation students. The only exceptions to this are for Sustainability and for engineering students in the BS Information Technology major. Since BSIT is a shared program with the College of Business, students are treated as Business majors for the purpose of selecting a business minor. Students cannot duplicate credit in their minor, area of specialization and upper division core. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) grade in each course in the minor. Courses used in a student’s area of specialization/major area of study MAY NOT BE REUSED OR DOUBLE COUNT in a student’s minor.

Last Updated: 6/30/19