Business Interdisciplinary Studies


Minor in Business Administration (BUS)

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 200Introduction to Accounting3
or ACC 207
ACC 208
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 203Principles of Microeconomics3
Select four courses from:12
Introduction to Financial Management
Corporate Finance
Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Survey of Organizational Behavior
Survey of Management Information Systems
Systems Thinking in Organizations
Survey of Marketing
Introduction to Operations & Supply Management
Total Hours18

 Studies in Design and Entrepreneurship in China (DEC)

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 200Social Science Integrated3
PHL 320Philosophy of Art3
MGT 318Fundamentals of New Venture Creation3
EGR 299Innovation Design & Entrepreneurship3
Total Hours12

 All 4 courses must be taken at the China Institute to count towards minor.

Business Courses

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

Interdisciplinary-Bus Courses