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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the Entrepreneurship minor. In addition, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience in applying entrepreneurial tools, tactics and resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Supply Chain Management Minor
This program is ideal for anyone who is:
- An efficient multi-tasker
- A planner
- A natural leader
You'll learn about operations, management, Lean production, logistics and more.
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.