Business Minor

Business Minor

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Program Summary

Earn a business minor designed for non-business majors.

  • Makes students in any discipline more marketable to any company or organization.
  • For University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, studying in multiple colleges provides a well-rounded university experience that gives you more connections and networking opportunities.

Students eligible for the business minor:

  • Current University of Nebraska–Lincoln degree-seeking students enrolled in a non-College of Business undergraduate program.
    (Minor is noted on your university transcript.)

Students who can enroll in business minor courses but are NOT eligible for the minor considered non-degree seeking students at the university):

  • Inter-campus University of Nebraska students from UNO, UNK and UNMC.
  • Visiting students from other colleges and universities.
  • You should consult with your program advisor regarding transferability of courses to your college or university.

Program Courses & Options

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The business minor provides an overview of the critical areas of business in six courses (18 hours): accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing and management.

  • All courses are online.
  • Courses follow the same schedule as on-campus/classroom courses, including final exam week.
  • Textbooks or materials for courses are available through the University Bookstore.
  • Some of the courses fulfill NEBRASKA ACE requirements. You should consult with your university advisor to verify courses needed for your degree program.
  • Some online courses require on-campus testing on specific dates. Off-campus students may need to secure a proctor for testing in these courses.
  • For NEBRASKA degree-seeking students: there is no limit to the number of online courses you can take per semester. However, you should consult with your major advisor before enrolling.
  • For visiting students: there are limits to the number of online courses you can take per semester. Please review the information at Admissions on Visiting Student requirements and limitations.

Please check with Registration & Financial Aid offices to ensure:

  • Courses count toward your financial aid (e.g., scholarships, grants, loans, etc.).
  • Courses apply toward full- or part-time enrollment status for insurance and financial aid purposes.

Required Courses

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to introduce financial and managerial accounting concepts to students who are not business majors but who will use such information in future roles as investors, owners, managers, employees and /or taxpaying citizens. Because accounting is referred to as 'the language of business' a primary objective of this course is to enable you to understand how accounting meets the information needs of various users. The course lays a foundation for understanding and use of accounting concepts, skills and judgments in numerous endeavors, both career and personal.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore standing (or first-year college students with 14 credit hours of NEBRASKA credit and Math 104 with a grade of 'C' or 'Pass' or better)
  • Letter grade only
  • Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202

ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues (ACE 6, 8) (3 Credit Hours)

Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 12 credit hours
  • Letter grade only
  • ECON 200 fulfills the Economics requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a 6 course sequence for the minor
  • Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212

BLAW 300 Business, Government and Society (ACE 8) (3 Credit Hours)

This course examines the business organization in relationship to government, employee groups and the community. A major theme in the course is the social responsibility of business. Topics of study include ethics, environmental issues, employee rights, government regulation, global management and the U.S. political system as it affects business decision making.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore standing
  • Letter grade only
  • BLAW 300 fulfills the Business Law requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor
  • Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW 300 and BLAW 371 and/or BLAW 372

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making (3 Credit Hours)

This course covers the basic principles of financial decision making with an emphasis on time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting and risk management.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and 202)
  • ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212)
  • Letter grade only
  • FINA 300 fulfills the finance requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a 6 course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to introduce students from non-business fields to the role of managers in various organizational structures and types. Students will explore how the practice of management is relevant to their chosen field of study or academic discipline. This course will provide an analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Individual, group, intergroup and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied as well as pertinent techniques of human capital management.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore standing
  • Letter grade only
  • MNGT 300 fulfills the management requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a 6 course sequence for the minor
  • Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT 300 and MNGT 320

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing (3 Credit Hours)

Survey of marketing principles for non-business students. Overview of the fundamental terms and concepts in contemporary marketing, introduction to real world marketing strategies and focuses on marketing's role in organizations and businesses.

Prerequisites for non-College of Business students only:

  • 2.5 cumulative gpa; sophomore standing
  • Letter grade only
  • MRKT 300 fulfills the marketing requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a 6 course sequence for the minor
  • Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MKT 300 and MKRT 341

Admission Requirements

If you are already admitted to the university, you can begin by registering for semester-based courses through MyRED

If you are not a university student and wish only to take courses, you should apply as an inter-campus student (for those currently enrolled at UNO, UNK or UNMC), or a visiting student (for all others).

Tuition & Fees

Resident

$312.75
Per Credit Hour*

NonResident

$896.50
Per Credit Hour*

*Rates may differ slightly based on the college from which you take classes
and for any additional fees associated with special classes. Contact us with questions.

Faculty

Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

See College of Business Faculty