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School of Business Administration

Business Minors

Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. Our academic advisors will work with you to create this plan.

We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. Our business minors are listed below. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor. A complete list of minors available to University of Dayton students on the Academic Catalog.

  • 13

    Business Minors

  • Endless

    possibilities to personalize your journey

  • 111

    Minors at UD

Available Business Minors

Accounting involves the preparation, analysis, and communication of relevant information to decision-makers. Such information often focuses on the resources and obligations of organizations and their subunits as well as the effectiveness and efficiency with which they attain performance objectives.

The discipline of accounting can be subdivided into career paths that include: financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, tax accounting, governmental and public sector accounting, accounting information systems, and management consulting services.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Accounting

The minor in Business Administration is a valuable program for non-business majors who intend to pursue careers in business or want to prepare for an MBA program.

A total of 18 hours are required for the minor. You will be required to take an introductory accounting and economics class, and then you will select four additional courses from selected finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply management courses.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration

UD's business analytics curriculum addresses contemporary business challenges and prepares students through an integrated program of study that develops the whole person.

A minor in Business Analytics consists of 12 hours for students in the School of Business Administration and 21 hours for non-business students.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Business Analytics

Economics is the study of choice in the face of scarcity and limitation. It involves analyzing the national economy, especially problems of unemployment and inflation, as well as the functions of the federal government. Economics includes an examination of decision-making by business firms, individual consumers and institutions. It examines money and the banking system, income distribution, international trade, pricing, competition and government regulation.

Business economics offers students the strength of economic theory combined with a focus in an area of applied business.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Business Economics

The minor in business intelligence deals with the technologies and techniques for exploring and analyzing structured, unstructured, and domain-specific data to discern trends or patterns, thereby deriving insights and reaching conclusions about business performance. Topics include data warehousing and data quality management, online analytical processing (OLAP), data visualization, predictive modeling, data mining, business dashboards, and real-time business intelligence, all of which have a wide variety of business applications in accounting, marketing, human resources, finance, and operations.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Business Intelligence

The cyber security management minor equips future business professionals with management skills, technical skills, and relevant security standards for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of organizational data by defending computer networks and information from attack. After successfully completing this minor, graduates will be qualified to work in industry and government positions. The School of Business Administration also offers a concentration in cyber security at the MBA level.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Cyber Security

Students majoring in entrepreneurship develop an understanding of how a business enterprise is conceived, launched, and sustained. Students learn how to identify viable business opportunities and how such opportunities are transformed into new ventures. Additional emphasis is placed on how successful entrepreneurial ventures compete for financial resources, identify and reach their target markets, and establish business processes, systems, and controls to manage small and growth-oriented ventures.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship

Money is a part of modern society on every imaginable level. Individuals, families, small companies, large corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governments must be able to manage their finances. Our finance program prepares you to raise money, manage debt and invest your assets. You will work diligently to understand the financing of business enterprises: the financial decision-making process, how financial markets function, and the acquisition and management of capital.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Finance

This minor develops in students the skills and knowledge to succeed in business-to-business high-technology-based, relationship selling, which differs from most sales jobs available.  Courses all feature experiential exercises and provide pathways to internships with corporations engaging in this type of sales. 

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Insight Selling

Providing a multidisciplinary education in the context of the global business environment, the international business program prepares graduates for success — whether continuing their education or entering the world market.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in International Business Management

The MIS field deals with all the information and problem-solving activity of a modern, successful organization. The MIS discipline brings together the various business areas and computer science. This program provides the theory and methodology to analyze, design, implement and manage an organization's information technology and systems. MIS also makes an excellent companion to any other business and many non-business majors.

An individual minoring in MIS might serve as a liaison from a functional area (e.g., marketing or accounting) to MIS on systems development projects, or maybe a member of the systems development team representing the interests of the functional area. Other minors simply want to be "power users" of information technology.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Management Information Systems

From market research and product design to advertising and sales, marketing is the process of planning and executing the distribution of ideas, goods, and services.

A student with a minor in marketing learns systematic ways for identifying, understanding, and satisfying consumer and organizational needs. Courses in the major are designed to instill in students an appreciation for both the total marketing process as well as specialized marketing activities such as purchasing, sales, transportation, warehousing, and marketing research.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Marketing

Operations and supply chain management is the critical function that creates and distributes products and services, improves the quality of products and services, and ensures streamlined and efficient business processes.

Explore Requirements for a Minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

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School of Business Administration

Miriam Hall, Room 230
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226


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