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Business Minors


The School of Business Administration offers a variety of minors that are available to any University of Dayton student.  Choosing a minor from the School of Business Administration complements other degree programs with specialized knowledge from virtually all areas of business.

To declare or change a minor in the School of Business Administration, students complete the Change of Major/Minor Form and submit it to the Undergraduate Advising Office. The minor is added to students’ academic records when they complete the required courses.  However, before beginning a minor, students should consult with an Academic Advisor from the School of Business Administration, who can provide important information about business minors and help students decide the feasibility of a business minor given their individual circumstances. 

List of 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.

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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.

For those interested in pursuing an MBA degree, it is recommended you take Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 204) and consider taking Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC 207) and Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC 208) in place of Introduction to Accounting (ACC 200).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 may be 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.

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Operations and supply 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.

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School of Business Administration

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