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Business Minor for
Non-Business Majors

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Business Minor Student

Your Major Might Not Be In Business,
But You May Work In One.

The business minor provides an overview of critical areas of business applicable to any career path. The minor increases your marketability and gives you a well-rounded collegiate experience that creates more connections and expands networking opportunities. Get your business minor by completing six courses (18 hours) in accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing and management.

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Business Minor Course Descriptions

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions

Prerequisites: For non-business students only; 2.5 cumulative GPA; sophomore standing (or freshman standing with 14 credit hours of UNL credit and Math 104 with a grade of 'C' or 'Pass' or better). Letter grade only. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202.

This course is designed to introduce financial and managerial accounting concepts to students who are not business majors but who will use such information in future roles as investors, owners, managers, employees and /or taxpaying citizens. Because accounting is referred to as ‘the language of business' a primary objective of this course is to enable you to understand how accounting meets the information needs of various users. The course lays a foundation for understanding and use of accounting concepts, skills and judgments in numerous endeavors, both career and personal.

ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues

Prerequisites: For non-business students only; 12 credit hours; Letter grade only. ECON 200 fulfills the Economics requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

BLAW 300 Business, Government and Society (ACE 8)

Prerequisites: For non-business students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; Letter grade only. BLAW 300 fulfills the Business Law requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW 300 and BLAW 371 and/or BLAW 372.

This course examines the business organization in relationship to government, employee groups and the community. A major theme in the course is the social responsibility of business. Topics of study include ethics, environmental issues, employee rights, government regulation, global management and the U.S. political system as it affects business decision making.

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making

Prerequisites: For non-business students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and 202); ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212); Letter grade only. FINA 300 fulfills the Finance requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.

This course covers the basic principles of financial decision making with an emphasis on time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting and risk management.

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations

For non-business students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; Letter grade only. MNGT 300 fulfills the Management requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT 300 and MNGT 320.

This course is designed to introduce students from non-business fields to the role of managers in various organizational structures and types. Students will explore how the practice of management is relevant to their chosen field of study or academic discipline. This course will provide an analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Individual, group, intergroup and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied as well as pertinent techniques of human capital management.

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing

Prerequisites: For non-business students only; 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing; ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212); Letter grade only. MRKT 300 fulfills the Marketing requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MKT 300 and MKRT 341.

Survey of marketing principles for non-business students. Overview of the fundamental terms and concepts in contemporary marketing, introduction to real world marketing strategies and focuses on marketing’s role in organizations and businesses.

  • How A Business Minor Helped Collin Fink

    Senior Advertising and Public Relations Major from Hebron, Nebraska

    “The business minor pairs really well with the ADPR major. A greater understanding of businesses and how they function helps in the deep dive process of advertising. When you can ask better questions on company culture and how logistically they operate, you get their brand better and how you can best help them.

    My minor opened up many contacts and interests that made a huge impact on my college career. Knowledge I gained from its courses enabled me to succeed in my internships. It also led me to my most rewarding college experience: serving as a student strengths coach for the college’s Clifton Strengths Institute.

    I brought what I learned back to Jacht, Nebraska’s student-run advertising agency. I even led workshops to help us build a strengths-based team.”

  • How A Business Minor Helped Hannah Hundley

    HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT GRADUATE FROM LINCOLN

    “I pursued a business minor so I could gain knowledge and experience that would be useful in any career path. Having good communication, marketing and finance skills gives me a competitive advantage.

    I frequently apply what I learned. My first job postcollege was for a small-town chamber of commerce. As the event director, I was involved in marketing efforts, financial aspects, decision making and more. I now work for a local business publication in Lincoln and Omaha, and I use my understanding of business when conducting interviews with business owners and writing editorial copy about a wide variety of industries.

    My business minor opened up many contacts and interests that made a huge impact on my college career and beyond.”

  • How A Business Minor Helped Nathan Ordos

    SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT MAJOR FROM TOMBALL, TEXAS

    “I pursued a business minor because business plays a large role in the construction industry, especially if you start your own company. It is also something that will set me apart from some of my peers during my career.

    I’ve already used what I learned in my business classes to effectively examine and analyze financial statements at my internship at Kiewit as well as in my everyday life. It’s an important part of managing work sites.

    This minor works with your construction management courses so you can still graduate in four years. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and connect with people who have different majors. I’ve enjoyed getting to know people outside of our program too.”

  • How A Business Minor Helped Kate Reyome

    2020 TEXTILES, MERCHANDISING AND FASHION GRADUATE FROM BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA

    “I use what I learned in my business minor every day in my role as a buyer for Ash & Ash Co. For example, while I was at MAGIC, a fashion tradeshow in Las Vegas, I took what I learned in an economics course to help determine our budget and a cost structure for what we were buying there. Also, learning about property law was beneficial for me since I want to someday own my own storefront.

    With the pandemic, we had to increase our online sales and marketing. The minor helped me do this – knowing how to do trend research or how to market towards a certain age group, gender or location.

    The business minor was really helpful, especially if you pursue fashion. It put me one step ahead.”

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