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Business Minor

College of Business Administration
Academic Advising Office
Room 107, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2872

The business minor provides students with exposure to a basic core of business courses. Students take at least one course in each department of the College of Business Administration and, thereby, gain an overview of the world of business while pursuing a degree in another college within Kent State University (e.g., liberal arts or fine arts).

The business minor is self-contained and assumes no prior experience with business concepts. It is designed to complement students’ primary career field, whatever that might be, by providing knowledge of a broad range of business functions: accounting, computers, economics, finance, management and marketing. Completion of the business minor will prepare students to understand and, to a limited extent, manage the business functions of an organization.


Course Title Credits
ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 22060 Princples of Microeconomics 3
22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 36053 Business Finance *
MKTG 25010 Marketing *
MIS 24163 Principles of Management *
Choose from the following: 3
CS 10061 Introduction to Computer Programming (3)  
MIS  24053 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)  
  TOTAL  24

* See registration requirements in the course listing for completed hours and cumulative GPA.

Requirements to declare the business minor:

  • Officially declared major (not pre-major, general, undeclared or exploratory); however, advising is available and recommended anytime prior to declaration
  • Minimum 60 semester hours completed
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

Requirement to graduate with the business minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts) is required in the minor courses.


  1. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.
  2. It is recommended that students pursuing a business minor take a statistics course and an operations course.
    Recommended statistics course: MATH 10041 Elementary Probability and Statistics or PSYC 21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I or SOC 32220 Data Analysis or MIS 24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics
    Recommended operations course: MIS 34060 Operations Management (prerequisites are MIS 24053 and MIS 24056).