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Minor in Business


The minor in business administration is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn the foundations of business, including leadership and management skills. The elective course is designed to allow students to learn about a functional area in business or to delve more deeply into one of the foundations.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be achieved:

By completing the minor, students will have developed a basic competency in accounting, business law, economics, and ethics as well as skills in the leadership and management of organizations. Through the elective choice, students will achieve additional knowledge or skill in one of the following foundational or functional areas: accounting, communications, computer applications, economics, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, law, leadership, marketing, real estate, or statistics.

This minor is not approved for students majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, management, marketing and business development, or supply chain management.

Structure of the Business Minor

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

ACCT 201

Principles of Financial Accounting*

BLAW 301

Legal & Ethical Environment of Business

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics*

Leadership Elective Course (3 credit hours):

Choose one of the following (the course not chosen can be taken to fulfill the Elective Course requirement)

LDRS 371

Leadership in Organizations*

MGMT 303

Management & Organizational Behavior

Elective Course** (3 credit hours):

Choose one of the following

ACCT 202

Principles of Managerial Accounting*

BANA 101

Principles of Business Analytics

BLAW 303

Commercial Law*

BLAW 311

Principles of Real Estate

COMM 216

Communications in Business*

ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics*

FINC 301

Principles of Finance*

MGMT 311

Human Resource Management

MGMT 421

Management Information Systems*

MGMT 431

International Business

MKTG 301

Principles of Marketing*

MKTG 302

Personal Branding & Networking

STAT 160

Statistical Methods

*Prerequisites must be met – see course descriptions for prerequisite requirements

**Other three credit hour courses must be approved by the ME Department Head

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 (at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel)


Note: Please refer to Academic Minor policy within the Undergraduate Curriculum section of the College Catalog regarding the applicability of courses towards core major curriculum and minor curriculum requirements. For more information, please contact the Management and Entrepreneurship Department Head.

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