Add strength, breadth and diversity to your Bachelor’s Degree with a business minor from the College of Business. You get the benefits of becoming more marketable to recruiters and valuable to companies with a business background. A business minor enhances your resume by complementing the knowledge of basic principles and practices of business with your bachelors degree from either the College of Business or other disciplines. To add a minor to your undergraduate degree, contact an advisor in the Reinhardt Academic Advising Center at (502) 852-7439.
Minors Offered to UofL Business & Non-Business Majors
Minors Offered to All Majors
The Economics Department offers a minor that is an excellent program suitable for any business-related or non-business majors. It provides the academic foundations for all business disciplines as well as helping students develop critical thinking skills. Arts and Sciences students in political science and other policy-related disciplines would also benefit from an economics minor. Please refer to the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum for the Minor in Economics. To add a minor to your undergraduate degree, contact an advisor in the Reinhardt Academic Advising Center at (502) 852-7439.
Enhance your major with a Finance Minor that will be useful in every type of business by gaining the ability to understand and apply financial concepts and skills. The courses in the minor provide students with an understanding of individual investing, the scope and nature of the financial sector of the economy, and the challenges and opportunities for business competing in the global marketplace. Those interested in banking or insurance may petition for a substitution by Fin 330 or Fin 350 which focus on those specialized areas. Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for minor in finance prerequisites and curriculum.
A Minor in Marketing can be very useful because having good marketing skills complements several areas, both within Business and outside of Business. In today’s world, companies are looking for employees who can not only handle the technical aspects of their jobs but can also communicate and market what the company does. In addition, Marketing is pervasive in today’s society and both small and large companies, and even individuals, have to be adept at marketing their strengths. As a result, a minor in Marketing can be very useful both from a professional as well as a personal point of view. Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for the minor in marketing prerequisites and curriculum.
Increase your competitiveness in the job market with a Minor in Management. You will develop a greater appreciation for this broad area of business knowledge and build an additional skill set–project management skills that have universal value, including communication skills, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, creativity, and appreciation for diversity a nd cultural differences. This minor incorporates subject matter including Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management Decision Making, and Operations Management. Selecting our minor will brand you as possessing project management skills–requisite skills for all organizations in the future. Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for pre-requisites and curriculum for the minor in management.
Minors Offered to UofL Business Majors Only
Minors for Business Majors
If you’ve every wondered if you have what it takes to start or build a new business, develop new products and services or bring innovation and creativity to an existing business, the Entrepreneurship Minor is for YOU!
The Entrepreneurship Minor provides value-added skills that set you apart from other graduates. Employers want entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial thinking and acting employees; differentiate yourself with this special minor which focuses on building on your own innovation strengths; challenge yourself to explore! The minor is open to all College of Business students no matter their major. The minor develops your ability to search for, discover and exploit marketable ideas in a corporate environment or an independent new venture.
Prerequisites for the minor can be found on the UofL Undergraduate Catalog.
For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Kerrick at (502) 852-4683.
Employers are paying MORE for your business skills when they come with CIS/IT know-how. The Computer Information Systems Minor is designed to give you the tech savvy you need to open ore doors when you graduate, with a higher starting salary. The CIS Minor (available to College of Business students only) equips non-CIS majors with the technical skills and awareness employers expect in executive and management-level positions in accounting, finance, marketing, economics and even equine industry positions. Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements for the CIS Minor.
The minor in international business is designed to enhance any major and will intensify your employability. The minor provides students with an opportunity to focus on international business by instilling the knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepare them for a business career that may include responsibilities in the global market.
Many American firms have international operations, therefore an understanding of different cultures, markets, and business practices gives students with an international minor the edge over those without these competencies for the multicultural marketplace. Check the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for prerequisites.
Non-Business Major Students Only
Minor for Non-Business Majors
The minor includes classes with all facets of business including Management, Marketing, Finance, Computer Information Systems and a Business Elective. These basic studies in the business field help students prepare for a wide range of careers that involve business applications and business principles. The minor is an enhancement to whatever field students are studying by introducing non-business majors to the foundation areas of business.
Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for the minor in Business Administration prerequisites and curriculum.