Accounting Minor

Why Minor in Accounting?

Companies will want you. People with accounting expertise are needed by virtually every organization in every industry. Employers rely on experts in accounting, budgeting, financial modeling and tax planning. So, if you acquire this highly marketable skill set, you should have the freedom to work in any industry that interests you wherever you choose to live.

Accounting student writing in notebook

Business Analytics Minor

The Business Analytics minor provides you with the skills to analyze, understand and interpret data. You’ll learn to use state-of-the-art analytical techniques, technologies and software applications such as SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner and spreadsheets. By adding this minor to your business or liberal arts major, you increase your value to prospective employers tremendously and expand the range of opportunities available to you.

Learn more about the Business Analytics Minor!

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Business Law Minor

A Business Law minor provides you invaluable insights into the legal frameworks and enhances your ability to navigate the complexities of corporate environments, mitigating legal risks and ensuring compliance with regulations. Students will gain foundational knowledge in contract law, intellectual property rights, employment regulations and other crucial aspects essential for successful business operations. A business law minor not only broadens academic horizons but also fosters practical skills that are highly sought after in today's competitive job market.

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Business Management Minor

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful business manager. Learn how to form effective teams, manage resources and understand the conceptual frameworks required to operate a business. Plus, enjoy the flexibility to delve more deeply into your own interests so you’ll be ready to achieve your personal career goals.

Business Management students in classroom

Coaching Minor

Effective sport instruction requires an understanding of human physiology as it relates to improving athletic performance or rehabilitate after an injury. It also requires knowledge of the elements of the sport, including rules and competitive strategies. And it's critical to be able to manage, motivate and lead athletes, to organize practices and competition schedules and to work with sport administrators. Finally, it requires a strong ethical foundation and an understanding of the psychological areas relevant to the sport. You'll gain skills in all these areas with a Coaching minor.

Education major and basketball coach

Economics Minor

With an Economics minor, you’ll study micro, macro and international economics. You’ll predict consumer, company and country behavior with sophisticated techniques. You’ll also do original research in real-time on real-world events, both independently and alongside your professors. So you’ll get the foundational skills you need to pursue a career in public administration, government finance, market analysis or corporate planning.

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Entrepreneurship Minor

To operate a profitable startup or add value to a family business, you need to recognize opportunities in the marketplace, create successful business plans, attract investors and collaborate effectively. That’s what you’ll learn in the Entrepreneurship minor. In addition, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience in applying entrepreneurial tools, tactics and resources.

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Fashion Merchandising Minor

In our accredited Fashion Merchandising program, you’ll learn directly from apparel manufacturers about fashion design, retail merchandising and buying. Faculty with real-world fashion experience will give you a solid understanding of fashion analytics, textiles and consumer trends and equip you with essential marketing and advertising skills. You’ll also study at the Paris Fashion Institute or in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Fashion Merchandising student working at a sewing machine

Finance Minor

In our Finance minor, you’ll gain skills that employers seek: auditing, coding, analytics, investing, risk management and corporate finance. You’ll also gain real-world investing experience by participating in the Eagle Investment Group, where you’ll invest $2 million of the university’s endowment and earn Bloomberg Market Concepts certification.

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International Business Minor

In the International Business minor, you’ll be challenged to think globally. You’ll develop an awareness of the cultural, political and economic aspects of business so you’re equipped to be an invaluable asset in any global business venture.

International Business student

Management Information Systems Minor

This minor helps you become that rare individual who understands both information technology (IT) systems and business practices and processes so well that you can design and adapt IT to improve business operations and performance. In addition, it gives you the communication skills to explain the needs of a business to IT pros and the capabilities of IT to corporate executives.

Business Management student in classroom at computer terminal

Marketing Minor

With a Marketing minor, you’ll gain a unique advantage over classmates who choose other programs. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to build your own brand and market yourself effectively to potential employers.

Student speaking in International Business class

Risk Management and Insurance Minor

At least half of the current insurance workforce will retire in the next few years, creating plenty of opportunity in the industry. Careers in the insurance industry include underwriting, production, claims, investments, information systems, accounting, law and loss control.

With a minor in insurance you will learn:

  • Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Risk Management Legalese.
  • In-depth exploration of personal lines of insurance, including life, health and auto.
  • A deep dive into commercial lines of insurance, including property, liability and business income.
Student using a calculate

Sport Management Minor

This program is ideal for anyone who:

  • Loves sports and recreation.
  • Seeks the excitement of a fast-paced, ever-changing career field.
  • Is interested in the business and entertainment aspects of sports.

You'll learn about leadership, marketing, sports facility design, event management, hospitality and more.

Sports Management student looking over the Ashland University football field

Supply Chain Management Minor

This program is ideal for anyone who is:

  • An efficient multi-tasker
  • Broad-minded
  • Energetic
  • A planner
  • A natural leader

You'll learn about operations, management, Lean production, logistics and more.

ArtiFlex Manufacturing production floor

Business Administration Minor

(For non-business majors only)

With a Business Administration minor, you’ll acquire an in-depth understanding of finance, employee relations, marketing, data management and other key aspects of business. You’ll also learn to orchestrate the operations of these interrelated areas smoothly, efficiently and effectively.

Business Management student in classroom

Contact Information

Robert Stoll, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
206 Dauch College of Business and Economics
Lance Kaltenbaugh, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of Business & Economics
Associate Professor of Sport Management
Sport Management Internship Coordinator
101G Dauch College of Business and Economics