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College of Business Administration
Department of Management and Information Systems

A432 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-1140

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.

Requirement to declare the business minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.
  • This minor is not available to College of Business Administration majors.

Requirement to graduate with the business minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 GPA (including all attempts of the courses at the 30000 level) is required in the minor courses.

Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 36053 Business Finance 1 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
  MIS 24163 Principles of Management 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  MIS 34054 Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems (3)  
  MIS 34165 Dynamics of Leadership (3)  
  MIS 34180 Human Resource Management (3)  
  1. See course description for prerequisite information.

Program Policies:

  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper division (30-40000 level), and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Students may not pursue a minor and major in the same discipline.
  • 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).