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Business Minor

COLLEGE: College of Business Administration
DEPARTMENT: College of Business Administration
Room 107 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2872
Fax: 330-672-4043
The Business minor provides students with exposure to a basic business core and helps them gain an overview of the world of business while pursuing a degree in another field.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.


Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 36053 Business Finance * 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24163 Principles of Management

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

Requirement to declare the business minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.

Requirement to graduate with the business minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 GPA (including all attempts the 30000 level course) 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:  MIS 24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics
    Recommended operations course: MIS 34060 Operations Management (prerequisites are MIS 24053 and MIS 24056).