As a student in this 19-credit minor, you will first study the fundamentals of business, including accounting, marketing, management, and economics. Penn State World Campus then allows you to customize your minor by incorporating higher-level course work most appropriate to your career aspirations.

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Business 

Prescribed Courses (10 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making ACCTG 211 Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

Prerequisite: MATH 021 or 1.5 units of high school algebra
4 credits
Basic Management Concepts MGMT 301 Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken B A 304.

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; ECON 102 or ECON 104; MATH 021 or higher or satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination
3 credits
Principles of Marketing MKTG 301W Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment. Not available to students who have taken B A 303.

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; ECON 102 or ECON 104; MATH 021 or higher or satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination
3 credits
Additional Courses and Related Areas (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

or

Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
ECON 102 (GS)

or

ECON 104 (GS)
Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

or

National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.
3 credits

Supporting Courses

To earn the minor, you must take 6 credits of 400-level, Supporting Courses. You must take at least 3 credits from the following list of courses:

ACCTG, BA, EBF, ECON, ENTR, FIN, HPA, IB, LER, MIS, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, or STAT

For the remaining 3 credits, you may choose 3 credits from the original list of courses, or select 3 credits from the Optional Supporting Courses table.

Optional Supporting Courses (Select up to 3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
CAS 404 3 credits
CRIMJ 408, SOC 467 3 credits
HDFS 455 3 credits
IST 402, IST 420, IST 432 3 credits
PSYCH 484, PSYCH 485 3 credits
SOC 455, SOC 456 3 credits

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