Business Interdisciplinary Studies
The interdisciplinary minor in Business Administration is offered for students who are not in the School of Business Administration.
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.
The minor in Business Administration is available to non-business majors only. The course requirements are listed below. Note that additional prerequisites may apply to some of the course selections which would increase the total number of hours needed to complete the minor.
|ACC 200||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|or ACC 207|
& ACC 208
| Introduction to Financial Accounting|
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|ECO 203||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Select four courses from:||12|
|Introduction to Financial Management|
or FIN 229
|Legal Environment of Business|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
|Survey of Organizational Behavior|
|Survey of Management Information Systems|
or MIS 302
|Systems Thinking in Organizations|
|Survey of Marketing|
|Introduction to Operations & Supply Management|
Graduates seeking to work in the Asia-Pacific region can benefit from a combination of skills, including 1) a deep appreciation and understanding of the creative process as well as the ability to recognize beauty in art and industrial design; 2) knowledge of business practices and methodologies including market identification and testing as well as new venture creation and financing; and 3) recognition of the product engineering process including technical feasibility, prototyping, and materials and weight engineering. This minor, co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the School of Business Administration (SBA), and the School of Engineering (SOE), and the University of Dayton China Institute (CI), and offered formally by the School of Business seeks to create this unique combination in students in a learning laboratory environment in Asia. A core focus for each of the courses offered is sustainable economic development, so that students learn to recognize difficult challenges facing rapidly industrializing countries and apply creative solutions to some of these problems.
|Minor in Studies in Design and Entrepreneurship in China 1|
|SSC 200||Social Science Integrated||3|
|PHL 320||Philosophy of Art||3|
|MGT 318||Fundamentals of New Venture Creation||3|
|EGR 299||Innovation Design & Entrepreneurship||3|
All 4 courses must be taken at the China Institute to count towards minor.
BIZ 100. Survey of Business. 3 Hours
An introduction to business topics for non-business majors that include accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, information systems, operations, and the global marketplace. Business ethics, social responsibility, and professionalism will also be examined. Students will develop individual plans for completing the BWISE (Business Wisdom through International, Service, and Experiential) graduation requirement. BIZ 100 will satisfy the BIZ 102 requirement for students transferring into the School of Business Administration.
BIZ 101. Business Education Planning. 1 Hour
Introduction to the School of Business Administration, the University and educational planning.
BIZ 102. Introduction to Business. 3 Hours
Exploration of the functions of businesses in contemporary global society. Students will learn to recognize and analyze an organization as an integrated entity. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Problem Solving, Business Communications, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Management and Human Resources. A focus on the use of Excel in business applications is introduced. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects. This course is a pre-requisite for all School of Business Principles (designated as 301 level) courses.
BIZ 294. Special Topics in the School of Business Administration. 3-4 Hours
Special Topics in the School of Business Administration.
BIZ 400. Dean's Leadership Lab. 1-6 Hours
Dean's Leadership Lab.
BIZ 497. Lab Work Experience. 1-6 Hours