Alan E. Ellstrand
Associate Dean for Programs and Research
328 Business Building
479-575-7105

Walton College offers five minor programs for business majors, each of which is interdisciplinary and not attached to a specific department in the college. Requirements for each of the minors are listed under the tabs.

Similarly, courses that are interdisciplinary and not assigned to a specific department in Walton College are listed here under the WCOB subject code.

Minor in Blockchain Enterprise Systems for Business Majors

The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper division courses applied toward the minor in residence. Students who desire to earn a Blockchain Enterprise Systems minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for a minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student's undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor. All upper-division minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Requirements for Minor in Blockchain Enterprise Systems:

Required Courses
ISYS 4173Blockchain Fundamentals3
ISYS 4453Introduction to Blockchain Applications3
ISYS 4463Blockchain Enterprise Systems Development3
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Accounting Technology
Intermediate Accounting I
Audit and Assurance Services
Money and Banking
Experimental Economics
International Trade
Introduction to Econometrics
Forecasting
Financial Markets and Institutions
Investments
Corporate Finance
Systems Analysis and Design
Business Analytics and Visualization
ERP Fundamentals
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Organizational Change and Development
SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management
PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics
International Logistics
Project Management: Supply Chain New Product Planning and Launch
Total Hours15

Data and Cybersecurity Management Minor

The Data and Cybersecurity Management minor in the Information Systems Department of the Walton College of Business is designed to develop graduates able to help organizations assess and detect threats while securing and protecting data and data-driven systems against a myriad of threats such as malicious software, hacking, insider threats, and other cybercrimes. Students will also learn and apply best industry practices to minimize data collection, protect client and individual privacy, and otherwise further ethical data management. Students will not only learn about cybersecurity, crime, and privacy law, but will also learn about techniques of risk assessment, continuity planning, and threat detection. This will include learning with respect to behavioral aspects, ethics, legal considerations, and best practices in cyber security management. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper-level courses applied toward the minor in residence. The 15 hours include the following courses:

Required Core Courses (9 hours)
ISYS 4013Principles of Data and Cybersecurity3
ISYS 4023Network and Data Security in a Changing World3
ISYS 4043Cybersecurity, Crime and Data Privacy Law Fundamentals3
Choose six hours from the following: 6
Cryptocurrency
Advanced Information Security Management
Advanced Cybersecurity, Crime and Privacy Law
Blockchain Fundamentals
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Data and Cybersecurity Management minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor.

Enterprise Resource Planning Minor

The Walton College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). ERP systems are large-scale programs, which are used by many large companies to integrate their business processes and run the organization using primarily one software system. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper division courses applied toward the minor taken in residence.

Requirements

ISYS 4213ERP Fundamentals3
ISYS 4223ERP Configuration and Implementation3
Select three of the following:9
Accounting Technology
Intermediate Accounting I
Seminar in ERP Development
DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management
SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management
PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn an Enterprise Resource Planning minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor. All upper level minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Financial Economics Minor

The Walton College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Financial Economics. The minor will provide students with the background needed for research in finance and industry. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper division courses applied toward the minor taken in residence.

Requirements

FINN 3013Financial Analysis3
ECON 4753Forecasting3
Select three of the following:9
Investments
Corporate Finance
Money and Banking
Introduction to Econometrics
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Financial Economics minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered in the minor. All upper level minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Minor in Nonprofit Studies

The Walton College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Nonprofit Studies. This minor will prepare students for working in the nonprofit sector as well as educating students who may be on boards and participate in other civic organizations. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper division courses applied toward the minor taken in residence.

Requirements

MKTG 4513Nonprofit Marketing3
SCMT 4853Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability3
Select three courses from the following:9
Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting
Internship
Internship in Public Affairs
Sustainability in Business
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Leadership
Organizational Change and Development
Economics of the Developing World
International Norms and Corporate Social Responsibility
Public Administration
Special Topics in Sociology
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Nonprofit Studies minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor.  All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student's undergraduate degree.  All specific course prerequisites must be met.  Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point-average in the courses offered for the minor.  All upper division level minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Courses

WCOB 1011. Writing with Integrity for the Academic World. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to train students in responsible academic writing with a particular emphasis on academic honesty in the writing process. This course will emphasize the skills necessary to distinguish what ideas are your own, and which have been gleaned from another source. We will examine the ideological foundations of intellectual property, and the ethical implications of recognizing intellectual property as belonging to its creator or creators. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

WCOB 1033. Data Analysis and Interpretation. 3 Hours.

This is an introductory level course covering topics involving estimation of population characteristics, research design and hypothesis testing, as well as measuring and predicting relationships. The course should enable the students to develop an understanding regarding the application and interpretation of basic data analysis techniques with an emphasis on statistical applications. Prerequisite: (MATH 2053 or MATH 2554, each with a grade of C or better) and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)). (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 1033H. Honors Data Analysis and Interpretation. 3 Hours.

This is an introductory level course covering topics involving estimation of population characteristics, research design and hypothesis testing, as well as measuring and predicting relationships. The course should enable the students to develop an understanding regarding the application and interpretation of basic data analysis techniques with an emphasis on statistical applications. Prerequisite: (MATH 2053 or MATH 2554, each with a grade of C or better) and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)). (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is equivalent to WCOB 1033.

WCOB 1111. Freshman Business Connection. 1 Hour.

Development of personal development skills, including time management; stress management and academic planning, necessary for success; introduction to business career options and opportunities. (Typically offered: Fall)

WCOB 1111H. Honors Freshman Business Connection. 1 Hour.

Development of personal development skills, including time management; stress management and academic planning, necessary for success; introduction to business career options and opportunities. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is equivalent to WCOB 1111.

WCOB 1600. Undergraduate Research Assistant. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 2063. Workplace Competencies. 3 Hours.

This online course identifies the skills necessary to be successful as a professional in the workforce. Employers expect new college graduates to possess certain competencies. This course identifies and creates opportunities for the development of the skills most often valued in the workplace, including working in a team structure; goal setting; decision making and problem solving; planning, organizing and prioritizing work; power, persuasion and oral communication; obtaining and processing relevant data; technical skills evaluation; written communications skills; workplace image and attitude; corporate values and workplace ethics; and influencing others at a new job. (Typically offered: Irregular)

WCOB 210V. Special Topics in Business. 1-6 Hour.

Special topics of an interdisciplinary nature. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 230V. Walton College Study Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Open to undergraduate students studying abroad in officially sanctioned programs in Walton College. Topics vary by location of study abroad opportunities. Prerequisite: Departmental consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 230VH. Honors Walton College Study Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Open to undergraduate students studying abroad in officially sanctioned programs in Walton College. Topics vary by location of study abroad opportunities. Prerequisite: Honors standing and departmental consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to WCOB 230V.

WCOB 2600. Undergraduate Research Assistant. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 3003H. Honors College Colloquium. 3 Hours.

An inter-disciplinary course exploring events, concepts, and/or new developments in the field of business administration. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 3023. Sustainability in Business. 3 Hours.

The course focuses on theoretical and practical bases for pursuing sustainability in business and society. Students learn four definitions of sustainability, measured on four axes expressed by: 1987 UN Brundtland Report (intergenerational equity), Triple-play (people, planet, profits), resource sustainability, and economic justice (fair global system of rules, fairly enforced). Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

WCOB 3033. The African American Experience in Business. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive and critical analysis of the history of the African American experience as a member of the business sector of the United States economics. The course will review information that includes and demonstrates activities prior to slavery, during, and after slavery. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 3033.

WCOB 3043. From Books to Boardrooms. 3 Hours.

Examines career choices and skills necessary to be successful as a professional in the workforce. Self-assessment and career exploration strategies are examined using career development theories. Incorporates career path management principles to include exploring occupations, networking, enhancing business communications, job searching, workplace success skills, and college to work transition. Business majors may not use course towards upper level business credit, but may be used toward non-business elective credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 3053. Diversity in the Workforce. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to engage students in discussions and to increase their awareness and knowledge about barriers and contributions of underrepresented groups. This course will cover race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and physical differences that impacts underrepresented groups and how this information can influence that work environment. The course involves weekly discussion, critical evaluation, and reflection of the subjects that are covered in the assignments. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)

WCOB 310V. Internship. 1-3 Hour.

Internship allows students to earn one to three hours of academic credit per semester for work related to their major and/or minor. Accumulated credit may not exceed six hours. Eligibility requires: 1) junior standing in the college, 2) completion of the pre-business core and 3) the prescribed GPA. See catalog for details. Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of pre-business core. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 320V. International Internship. 1-3 Hour.

The International Internship allows students to work overseas with a pre-approved employer. Students must have a faculty supervisor who will work with their employer to monitor their work experience and progress. Students are responsible for finding a faculty supervisor, and the Global Engagement Office will work with both the student and faculty member to facilitate the employer relationship and expectations. Students will receive one to three hours of credit per semester based on hours worked and length of time abroad. Students may receive up to three hours of credit. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, 3.0 cumulative GPA, and Department Consent. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 330V. Walton College Study Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Open to undergraduate students studying abroad in officially sanctioned programs in the Walton College. Topics vary by location of study abroad opportunities. To be eligible for credit, students must have junior standing and Walton College majors must have completed all pre-business requirements prior to studying abroad. Prerequisite: Departmental consent, completion of 30 hours, ENGL 1013, (MATH 2053 or MATH 2554), ECON 2013, ECON 2023, (ISYS 1120 or ISYS 1123), WCOB 1111 and ACCT 2013. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 330VH. Honors Walton College Study Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Open to undergraduate students studying abroad in officially sanctioned programs in the Walton College. Topics vary by location of study abroad opportunities. To be eligible for credit, students must have junior standing and Walton College majors must have completed all pre-business requirements prior to studying abroad. Prerequisite: Honors standing, departmental consent, completion of 30 hours, ENGL 1013, (MATH 2053 or MATH 2554), ECON 2013, ECON 2023, (ISYS 1120 or ISYS 1123), WCOB 1111 and ACCT 2013. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to WCOB 330V.

WCOB 3600. Undergraduate Research Assistant. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 410V. Special Topics in Business. 1-6 Hour.

Special business topics of an interdisciplinary nature. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

WCOB 410VH. Honors Special Topics in Business. 1-6 Hour.

Special business topics of an interdisciplinary nature. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to WCOB 410V.

WCOB 4600. Undergraduate Research Assistant. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

WCOB 499VH. Honors Thesis. 1-3 Hour.

Provides Honors Students with an opportunity to explore a business topic in depth through an independent research project. Prerequisite: Good standing in the Walton College Honors Program. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.