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        Minors in Business

        Whether you’re an incoming freshman, a business major looking to deepen your knowledge, or an Auburn University student from another college, our business minors can improve your job prospects, enhance your graduate school application, and expand your understanding of business. The Harbert College of Business offers ten different minors to suit your interests.  Explore our minor offerings below to find the best fit for you!
        • Accounting

          Are you interested in accounting and want to enhance your technical competency? The accounting minor is a great option for you! With two required courses and three electives, this minor can be tailored to complement your major. 

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the required and elective courses listed below. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”). 

          Required Courses

          • ACCT 3110: Intermediate Accounting I (must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better) (3 hours)
          • ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)

           

          Elective Courses (Choose Three)

           

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Business Analytics

          Business analytics drives decision making in today’s business world. With a minor in Business Analytics, you’ll gain an understanding of big data, how to manage it, and how it should inform business decisionsskills that will make you stand out to potential employers. 

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the required courses listed below. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Required Courses

           

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Business

          Are you interested in supplementing your degree with a business minor? This minor is designed to provide a solid foundation of core business principles to non-business majors. 

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the required courses listed below. Prerequisites will not be waived. Check out the links below to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Required Courses

          • ECON 2020: Microeconomics*
          • ACCT 2810: Fundamentals of Accounting (designed for non-business majors) OR ACCT 2110: Principles of Financial Accounting (designed for business majors)
          • FINC 3810: Foundations of Business Finance (designed for non-business majors) OR FINC 3610: Principles of Business Finance (designed for business majors)
          • MNGT 3810: Foundations of Business Management (designed for non-business majors) OR MNGT 3100: Principles of Management (designed for business majors)
          • MKTG 3310: Principles of Marketing

           

          *If you complete ECON 2020 as a core requirement for your major, it cannot count towards your business minor. Instead, you must take either ECON 2030: Macroeconomics OR ACCT 2700: Business Law (Building Science and Economics majors must choose this option).

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Business-Engineering Technology

          An interdisciplinary program with the College of Business and the College of Engineering, this minor prepares you for work in technology-intensive firms where new product development requires a combination of business and technical skills. This minor is offered to top students competitively selected from the College of Business and the College of Engineering.  Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. 

          Note that this minor is overseen by the College of Engineering, not the College of Business. For more information please see the Business-Engineering Technology page.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the required courses listed below. Prerequisites will not be waived. Check out the links below to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Required Courses

          • ENGR 3510: Introduction to Business and Engineering (3 hours)
          • ENGR 3520: Integrating Business and Engineering Theory with Practice (3 hours)
          • BUSI 3550: Cross-Functional Teamwork (1 hour)
          • BUSI 3560: Leadership (1 hour)
          • BUSI 5540: Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (4 hours)
          • ENGR 5550: Product/Process Design and Development I (1 hour)
          • ENGR 6550: Product/Process Design and Development (3 hours)

           

          Total Hours: 16 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Entrepreneurship and Family Business

          The Entrepreneurship and Family Business Minor is a 15 hour program designed around the creation and management of an individual's own business as well as the fostering of an entrepreneurial mindset within a larger organization. It is perfect for students that plan to start their own business or work for a start-up, a franchise, or are interested in the purchase of an existing business. It can also be highly valuable for students that are interested in working for large, highly-innovative companies where an entrepreneurial attitude is expected and valued. 

          This minor is available to business and non-business majors.  All students, business and non-business, are required to meet all prerequisites.  Pre-requisites will not be waived.

          Requirements

          Required Courses:

          Currently Approved Elective Courses (subject to change- check with advisor for latest updates):

          Total Hours:  15 (Must earn a minimum minor GPA of 2.00)

           

        • Finance

          With a finance minor, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of finance and its applications in the business world. Because this minor is made up entirely of electives, you have the opportunity to focus your interest in finance to a specific concentration or opt for a varied range of courses. Choose from corporate finance, investments, financial institution management, real estate, insurance finance, and multinational finance.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the electives you choose. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Elective Courses (Choose Five)

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Honors Business

          Reserved for non-business students in the University Honors College. The honors business minor consists of 15 hours of coursework designed to teach core business principles to non-business majors.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the electives you choose. Prerequisites will not be waived. Check out the links below to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Honors-Level Courses
          Four of the five courses you take as part of this minor must be honors-level courses.

          Required Courses

        • Information Systems Management

          With an information systems management minor, you’ll learn the foundations of telecommunication, business computer applications, database management, and analysis design of a business system—key knowledge to have in today’s information-rich society.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the electives you choose. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Elective Courses (Choose Five)

          • ISMN 3070: Business System Logic and Modeling
          • ISMN 3830: Database Management Systems
          • ISMN 4090: Digital Business Design
          • ISMN 4850: Competitive Strategies Through Information
          • ISMN 5040: Advanced Business Data Communications
          • ISMN 5290: Advanced Business Application Development
          • ISMN 5370: Project Management
          • ISMN 5620: Business Applications with Open Source Software
          • ISMN 5650: Application Development with Emerging Technologies
          • ISMN 5680: Advanced Data Base Administration and Development
          • ISMN 5690: Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
          • ISMN 5720: Electronic Commerce
          • ISMN 5730: Security and Information Assurance
          • ISMN 5740: Information Risk Analysis
          • ISMN 5750: Information Technology Auditing
          • ISMN 5870: Business Intelligence Applications
          • ISMN 5960: Special Problems

           

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • International Business

          The international business minor is the perfect complement for students wishing to live and work abroad. It provides students with a better understanding of international economics, international marketing and multinational finance. Additionally, students may choose to explore additional coursework in management, marketing, supply chain management or finance.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the electives you choose. Prerequisites will not be waived. Check out the links below to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Required Courses

           

          Elective Courses (Choose Two)

           

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Marketing

          With a marketing minor, you’ll learn the foundations of marketing theory and practice. Because this minor is made up entirely of electives, you have the opportunity to explore your particular interests in the field, deepening your knowledge in areas that excite you the most. See the options available to you through the course list below.

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the electives you choose. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Note that for ALL marketing electives, you must first take ECON 2020 and then earn a ‘C’ or better in MKTG 3310. MKTG 3310 does not count toward your minor. Also note that to take MKTG 3310, you must have Junior standing. 

          Elective Courses (Choose Five)

           

          Total Hours: 15 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        • Supply Chain Management

          With a supply chain management minor, you’ll learn the foundations of supply chain operations and develop strategies for continuous improvement, honing a valuable skill set that can be applied to any industry. A supply chain management minor complements any major!

          Requirements
          Prerequisites
          You must meet all prerequisites for the required courses and your chosen electives listed below. Prerequisites will not be waived. Visit the AU Bulletin to see course descriptions and their respective prerequisites (abbreviated as “Pr”).

          Required Courses

          • SCMN 2150: Operations: Management of Business Processes (previously listed as SCMN 3150)
          • SCMN 3710: Logistics: Management of Fulfillment Process
          • SCMN 3720: Transportation: Management of Product Flows
          • SCMN 3730: Purchasing: Supply Management and Searching

           

          Elective Courses (Choose Two)

          • SCMN 4620: Sustainable Supply Chain Management
          • SCMN 4700: Supply Chain Performance Management
          • SCMN 4730: Supply Chain Tools and Technologies
          • SCMN 4780: Transportation Strategy
          • SCMN 4970: Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
          • SCMN 5720: Quality and Process Improvement

           

          Total Hours: 17 (must earn a minimum overall minor GPA of 2.0)

        Auburn University Minor Policies

        Keep in mind the following policies when declaring a minor or choosing courses to count toward your minor.

        • Courses completed to satisfy a university core requirement (e.g. ECON 2020/2027), the school/college core curriculum, or a major requirement (e.g. counting toward the GPA “in the major”), may not be used to fulfill a minor. Supporting coursework may be used in satisfying the requirements for a minor if a minor is not required by the student’s academic major.
        • Students must earn a minimum overall grade average of 2.0 on all coursework in the minor.
        • No more than 6 of the 15 required hours can be completed at another institution.

        Declare Your Minor

        Whether you’re a business major or non-business major, declaring your business minor is easy! Business majors should declare a minor by visiting 147 Lowder Hall. Non-business majors should use the Declare Minor Form.

        Declare Minor Form