business minor

Business Minor

Business minor courses are a perfect enhancement to all majors.

Concepts taught in accounting, management, and marketing—the core courses of a business minor at Saint Mary's—can be applied and appreciated across many disciplines. As employers' interest in hiring liberal arts graduates who also have a background in business grows, graduates who have cultivated organizational and leadership skills through business courses will be highly sought after.

Career Options

Financial analysis; market analysis; operations management; business intelligence; public relations

High School Preparation

Business; Mathematics; Accounting; English; Creative Writing; Public Speaking

Enhance Your Experience

This minor complements many majors. Pair your business minor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in graphic design, music industry, or public relations to gather comprehensive knowledge for the professional field you pursue.

Degree Requirements

A. All of the following:

AC222 Accounting Concepts (3 cr.)

This course provides an introduction to accounting with an emphasis on the interpretation and use of accounting information for effective business decision-making. The course employs an "information user/managerial approach" rather than an "information preparer approach." Students are introduced to the accounting system, financial statement analysis, and quantitative managerial accounting techniques.

MG219 Principles of Management (3 cr.)

This first course in management stresses an understanding of the management functions as an integral part of the business organization. Attention is given to planning, leading, organizing, controlling and other aspects of the managerial process.

MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)

This beginning course in marketing develops an understanding of the marketing function and its central importance to the business organization. Attention is paid to a variety of marketing topics including products, channels and distribution, pricing, promotion, buyer behavior, and ethical issues in marketing.

B. Nine additional credits approved by the business department chair.

Six of the nine credits must be from upper division courses.