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Business for Non-Business Majors, Minor

Minor

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $279.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $878.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

You may not major in business, but you might work in one! Earn a business minor designed for non-business majors from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. All business minor courses are online.

What can a business minor do for you?

  • Provides an overview of the critical areas of business in six courses (18 credit hours): accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing and management.
  • Makes yourself more marketable to a company or organization.
  • Studying in multiple disciplines and colleges provides a well-rounded university experience that gives students more connections and networking opportunities. 

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit your transcripts for proof of high school graduation or its equivalent such as a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have completed any post-secondary credits, submit those transcripts as well.
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3

Course Number: ACCT 200

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 14 credit hours taken at UNL; 2.5 cumulative GPA; and MATH 101 or 104 or 106; Letter grade only. ACCT 200 fulfills the Accounting 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 ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202. 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.

BLAW 300Business, Government and Society3

Course Number: BLAW 300

Prerequisites: For non-CBA 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 toward the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW 300 and BLAW 371 and/or BLAW 372. 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.

ECON 200Economic Essentials and Issues3

Course Number: ECON 200

Prerequisites: For non-CBA 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 six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212. 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.

FINA 300Financial Decision Making3

Course Number: FINA 300

Prerequisites: For non-CBA 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 six course sequence for the minor. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361. 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.

MNGT 300Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations3

Course Number: MNGT 300

For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative GPA; Sophomore Standing; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and 202). ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212); Letter grade only. MNGT 300 fulfills the Management 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 MNGT 300 and MNGT 320. 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.

MRKT 300Contemporary Marketing3

Course Number: MRKT 300

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cumulative GPA; Sophomore Standing; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and 202); ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and 212); Letter grade only. MRKT 300 fulfills the Marketing 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 MKT 300 and MKRT 341. 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.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $279.50
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $321.75
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $838.50
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $965.25

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $878.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $920.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $2634.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $2760.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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