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Business Minors


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 bachelor’s degree from either the College of Business or other disciplines. 

For more information regarding the minor programs, please contact the Reinhardt Academic Center at 502-852-7439, business@louisville.edu, or in room 024 in the atrium of the south wing of the College of Business.

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Minor in Business Administration

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.

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Minor in CIS

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 more 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. 

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Minor in Economics

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.

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Minor in Entrepreneurship

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. For additional information, contact Associate Professor Bobby Garrett, (502) 852-4790.

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Minor in Equine Business

Position yourself with the leaders in the horse business.  The Minor in Equine Business is available to all majors at the University of Louisville who meet the program prerequisites.

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Minor in Finance

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.

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Minor in International Business

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.

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Minor in Management

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 and 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. 

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Minor in Marketing

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.

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