For students who are business majors, the requirements for business minors are listed with each major business program.

To facilitate students outside Walton College in obtaining knowledge that will assist them in making sustained contributions to organizations and society in a global, diverse, and dynamic environment, the Walton College offers a business minor for non-business majors. The minor requires completion of 21 required hours of study (including equivalencies) with at least 50 percent of the courses applied toward the minor taken in residence. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor.

Non-business, degree-seeking students working toward a minor should note the following:

  1. Students who elect to obtain a business minor must provide written notice of their intent to the dean’s office of the college in which they are receiving a degree. This notice and all requirements for the business minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree.
  2. Business minor students must complete all 1000- and 2000-level courses required for the business minor and be a junior- or senior-level student to enroll in 3000- or 4000-level business courses.
  3. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Although business minor students are not required to satisfy the entire pre-business core, they must complete the required courses and any other prerequisite course specified prior to enrolling in a 3000/4000-level course.
  4. Business minor students may complete multiple minors with the exception of General Business and an additional area of business study. Students may not use more than three hours of minor courses toward additional minor requirements.
  5. ECON 2143 will substitute for ECON 2013/ECON 2023 for prerequisite purposes. In addition, students who take both ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) and ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) will satisfy the economics requirements of the minor.
  6. Business minor students are ineligible to take MGMT 3013 Strategic Management.
  7. ECON 3053 and WCOB 3043 may not count toward the junior- or senior-level course requirements for the minor.
  8. All equivalencies must be approved by the assistant dean for undergraduate programs.
  9. Students may choose to pursue Concentration 1–General Business online, as long as they adhere to the requirements for online programs.

All upper level minor requirements must be taken in residence. All students seeking a business minor are required to complete the Walton College computer competency requirement ISYS 1120 and the following courses:

ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3
ACCT 2013Accounting Principles3
WCOB 1033Data Analysis and Interpretation3
Total Hours9

In addition, students must select and complete one of the following concentrations:

Requirements for General Business Minor

Select four of the following (at least 6 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level):12
The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)
Business Information Systems
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Managing People and Organizations
Principles of Finance
Introduction to Marketing
Plus any other 3000- to 4000-level Walton College course (except WCOB 3043)
Total Hours12

Requirements for Accounting Minor

ACCT 2023Accounting Principles II3
ACCT 3723Intermediate Accounting I3
Plus an additional 6 hours from the following:6
Accounting Technology
Intermediate Accounting II
Fundamentals of Taxation I
Product, Project and Service Costing
Audit and Assurance Services
Total Hours12

Requirements for Business Economics Minor

ECON 3033Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3133Macroeconomic Theory3
Plus an additional 6 hours of 3000- to 4000-level business economics courses6
Total Hours12

Requirements for Enterprise Resource Planning Minor

ACCT 2023Accounting Principles II3
FINN 3043Principles of Finance3
ISYS 4213ERP Fundamentals3
SCMT 2103Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
Select an additional 3 hours from the following:3
ERP Configuration and Implementation
Seminar in ERP Development
Business Intelligence
Total Hours15

Requirements for Enterprise Systems Minor

ISYS 4453Introduction to Enterprise Servers3
ISYS 4463Enterprise Transaction Systems3
Plus an additional 6 hours from the following:6
ERP Fundamentals
ERP Configuration and Implementation
Seminar in ERP Development
Business Intelligence
Total Hours12

Requirements for Finance Minor

FINN 3043Principles of Finance3
Plus an additional 9 hours of 3000- to 4000-level finance courses9
Total Hours12

Requirements for Information Systems Minor

ISYS 3293Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 3393Business Application Development Fundamentals3
Plus an additional 3 hours from the following:3
ERP Fundamentals
ERP Configuration and Implementation
One 3-hour 4000-level ISYS course3
Total Hours12

Requirements for International Business Minor

ECON 4633International Trade3
ECON 4643International Macroeconomics and Finance3
Plus an additional 6 hours from the following:6
Economic Development, Poverty & the Role of the World Bank and IMF in Low-Income Countries
Emerging Markets
The Japanese Economic System
International Economics and Business Seminar
International Finance
International Management
Global Marketing
International Transportation and Logistics
Total Hours12

Requirements for Management Minor

MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
Plus an additional 9 hours of 3000/4000 level management courses (may include MGMT 2103 or MGMT 3563)9
Total Hours12

Requirements for Marketing Minor

MKTG 3433Introduction to Marketing3
Select an additional 9 hours from the following:9
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Research
Integrated Marketing Communications
Selling and Sales Management
Retail Strategy
Retail Buying and Merchandise
Global Marketing
Supply Management
Total Hours12

Requirements for Retail Minor

MKTG 3433Introduction to Marketing3
MKTG 4433Retail Strategy3
MKTG 3553Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 4443Retail Buying and Merchandise3
Total Hours12

Requirements for Supply Chain Management Minor

SCMT 3443Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613Supply Management3
Two more courses of 3000/4000 level SCMT6
Total Hours12