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This interdisciplinary minor provides students with a business-oriented supplement to their academic major. It is designed to introduce students to a variety of fundamental business skills and knowledge.


The minor consists of 22-23 credits, at least 6 credits of which must be at the 400 level. Only courses in which students earn a grade of C or better may be counted toward fulfillment of the requirements for the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 22-23 credits (Sem: 1-5)


ACCTG 211 FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING (4) Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

MGMT 301 BASIC MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS (3) Examination of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the study of management. Prerequisite: ENGL 015; MATH 021; ECON 002 or ECON 004

MKTG 301 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3) Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment. Not available to students who have taken BA 303 or MKTG 221 (or MKTG 221W for 301W). Prerequisite: ENGL 015, MATH 021; ECON 002 or ECON 004

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (6-7 credits) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from:

ECON 002 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution..

ECON 004 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

Select 3-4 credits from:

BA 243 SOCIAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (4) Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and BA 243.

FIN 301 CORPORATION FINANCE (3) The acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital requirements, raising capital, and planning profits. May not be used to satisfy Smeal College baccalaureate degree requirements. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both FIN 100 and 301, or for both BA 301 and FIN 301. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211 or ACCTG 201 , ACCTG 202 ; ECON 004 ; MS&IS 200 or STAT 200 ; CMPSC 203 , M I S 103 or equivalent

I B 303 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS (3) A survey of the major aspects of international business environment and operations with an emphasis on the cultural dimension. Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing

MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3) Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.

SCM 301 Business Logistics Management (3) Management of logistics/supply chain processes. Not available to baccalaureate business students in Smeal. Not available to baccalaureate business students in Smeal.

STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics (4) Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

Select 6 credits at the 400 level in consultation with your adviser and the approval of the director of the business minor.

If you are interested, please contact:

Lisa Reeves Bertin
Senior Instructor, IST
Penn State Shenango
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA   16146
Tel: 724.983.2908
Email: lrb19@psu.edu

For admissions information, contact the Penn State Shenango Admissions Office at (724) 983-2803.