To succeed in business, you need to know the fundamentals of accounting. With a minor, you’ll learn the basic financial accounting concepts and examine balance sheet and income statement items. You’ll also discover how accounting can be used to make managerial decisions.
Employers are looking for individuals who can gather, analyze, interpret, share, and apply data in a meaningful way. The minor in big data and business analytics complements all majors across the Sawyer Business School and College of Arts & Sciences.
This Business Economics minor is an opportunity to gain a diverse business education, while exploring what makes the economy move. It complements many business majors, especially finance, information Systems, and global business.
Understanding business law is essential for success in today’s global economy. With a minor in business law, you’ll explore alternative types of businesses, including partnerships, corporations, trusts, subchapter corporations, and limited liability hybrids. You’ll discover how modern commercial law relates to businesses, and you’ll study global issues.
With a minor in entrepreneurship, you'll learn how to identify business opportunities, write a business plan, manage risk, resolve conflict, and collaborate with teams.
Financial management is an essential skill in the business world. With a minor in finance, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how people, institutions, markets, and countries generate and transfer wealth. You’ll also learn how to manage assets and liability and use analytical techniques to make financial decisions.
The information systems minor complements all majors and will broaden your opportunities in the job market. You’ll learn how to analyze and manage operational information for all types of businesses.
Business is global. Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, accounting, or management, you need to have a global mindset. A minor in international business will teach you how to think about business strategies from a global perspective. You’ll explore global business concepts, such as foreign direct investment, outsourcing, and international ethics, and learn how to apply them to the workplace.
In the classroom, you’ll learn how to build a positive culture, create an engaged workforce, and lead diverse multicultural teams. Outside the classroom, you’ll participate in leadership experiences provided by the Leadership Journey Program.
With a minor in management, you’ll learn how to work collaboratively and be an effective leader in whichever field you choose. Your courses will teach you how to think critically about complex business challenges. You’ll develop effective motivational techniques, discover new ways to improve efficiency, and learn how to manage individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
Marketing is critical to the success of any business, product, or idea. With this minor, you'll learn how to create effective integrated business strategies that include marketing, publicity, and research. You’ll explore new technologies and social media platforms. And you’ll do consulting work for real businesses.
Understand the basic concepts and the nature and role of selling, as well as the interplay between sales and marketing. Using success factors required for all professional salespeople, develop key sales skills, including active listening, oral communication, and social perceptiveness. Learn the key techniques to influence buying behavior in a sales setting, and how to advance your career to the position of sales manager.
Do you want to make a difference at nonprofits, healthcare organizations, or government agencies? A minor in public service will introduce you to the field of public management. You’ll learn how managers operate in publicly controlled bureaucracies. You’ll also learn how to contribute to public policy formation, strategic planning, and implementation.
With a minor in real estate, you’ll learn the basic concepts and principles of real estate through case studies. Your courses emphasize practical learning and use current examples from today’s industry.
How do you come up with creative solutions for social problems in the U.S. and abroad? How can businesses be profitable, while also helping communities? The social impact minor addresses the specific social challenges of poverty, economic development, healthcare access, educational access, human rights, safety, and climate change, while providing practical, hands-on experience in implementing solutions in these areas.