Business for Non-Business Majors, Minor

Minor in Business for Non-Business Majors

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 18
    Credits
  • $321.00
    In-State
  • $1028.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Minor in Business for Non-Business Majors program provides an overview of critical areas of business applicable to any career path.

This program allows non-business majors to become more marketable to any employer in any profession. Students will engage in a wide variety of business courses which will allow them to gain knowledge in different business fields.

Students of the Business for Non-Business Majors, Minor program gain:

  • A business background that allows students to gain leadership skills, business communications and financial knowledge that will aid them in their future careers.
  • The opportunity to study in multiple disciplines increasing your marketability to a company or organization.
  • Connections and networking opportunities.

Areas of study include:

  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Career Outlook: With many businesses looking for well-rounded employees, a business background showcases leadership and analytical skills that are invaluable to future employers. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of business and financial occupations are projected to grow at a rate of 7%, which is faster than average. Individuals looking for careers in the business field, liberal arts, science, health or any other field will set apart their resume by adding some business knowledge to their degree. #

Admissions and Requirements

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:

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
BLAW 300Business, Government and Society3
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
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.
MRKT 300Contemporary Marketing3
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.
FINA 300Financial Decision Making3
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.
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3
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.
MNGT 300Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations3
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.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$321.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$373.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$963.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1119.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$1028.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$1080.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$3084.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$3240.75
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 optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

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

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