Business Minors Overview

The School of Business Administration offers eleven bachelor's degree minors: Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Technology Management, International Business, Law and Ethics, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management.

All minors require a minimum of 18 units.  Courses taken in the minor may not be counted toward a major but may be used to satisfy preparation for a major and core curriculum requirements.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

All minors are open to all undergraduate students, including students outside the School of Business Administration degree programs. Courses taken in the minor may not be counted toward the major but may be used to satisfy courses taken in preparation for a major and core curriculum requirements. For example, students who are majoring in business administration and minoring in accounting will likely have already completed ACCT 201, ACCT 202, and ITMG 100 in preparation of their Business Administration major. These students will only need to complete ACCT 300, ACCT 302, and two additional upper-division accounting electives to complete the requirements noted above and receive the minor. However, upper-division accounting courses taken for the Accountancy minor cannot be counted as part of the upper-division elective units in the business administration major. Please check with an advisor about prerequisite courses that are required prior to taking a course listed in one of the minors.

Minor in Accounting (21 units)

Required Courses
ITMG 100Information Systems3
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 300Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Cost Accounting3
Elective Courses
ACCT upper-division courses6

Minor in Business Administration (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
Elective Courses
Any pre-approved upper-division business elective6

Minor in Economics (18 units)

Required Courses
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics (or Economics elective)3
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics (or economics elective)3
Elective Courses
ECON upper-division electives6

Minor in Finance (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FINA 300Financial Management3
FINA 402Investments3
FINA 404Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINA 408Financial Statement Analysis3

Minor in Information Technology Management (18 units)

Required Courses
ITMG 100Information Systems (or equivalent courses)3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
ACCT 303Accounting Information Systems
ITMG 310Business & Organizational Application Programming & Development (3)
ITMG 320Database Design and Business Intelligence Implementation (3)
ITMG 330Electronic Commerce
ITMG 340Introduction to Web Site Design
ITMG 350Management Information Systems
ITMG 360Computer Networks, Security, and Foresenics
ITMG 440Interactive Mobile and Web Application Development
ITMG 494Special Topics
Select two of the following:6
ARTV 108Introduction to Video Art 1
ARTV 308Video Art: Site and Screen
COMM 485WWriting For Media
COMP
Any Computer Science Course
ECON 370Applied Econometrics
ENVI 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis
ENVI 315Geographic Information Systems
FINA 407New Venture Finance
LIBR 101Research Methods
LIBR 103Information Literacy and Research Strategies
MKTG 410Marketing Research
MUSC 109Introduction to Sound Arts 1
NAVS 202Navigation
PHIL 114Philosophy and Technology 1
PHYS 101Physics and Society 1
POLS 250Research Methods in Political Science
PSYC 305Advanced Statistics
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These courses satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements 

Minor in International Business (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
BUSN 361Introduction to International Business3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
BUSN 377Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
ECON 333International Economics
ECON 335Economic Development of Latin America
ECON 337Economic Development of Asia
ETLW 313International Business Law and Ethics
FINA 405International Financial Management
MGMT 309International Comparative Management
MKTG 305Global Marketing
Any pre-approved upper-division international business elective, including region-specific international abroad courses.
Any pre-approved upper-division international business elective, including region-specific international abroad courses.

Minor in Law and Ethics (18 units)

Required Courses (12 units)
BUSN 377Negotiation in a Global Business Environment3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
Select one of the following:3
ETLW 312Business Law II3
ETLW 313 International Business Law and Ethics
Elective Courses (6 units)
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
ETLW 311Business Law I3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 301Organizational Theory and Global Leadership (3)3
MGMT 306Women in Management3
MGMT 311Business Leadership3
MGMT 312Global Social Entrepreneurship (3)3
ECON 308Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
ECON 327Law and Economics3
REAL 327Legal Aspects of Real Estate3
POLS 321Constitutional Law and American Government:Federalism and Separation of Powers3

Minor in Management (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 301Organizational Theory and Global Leadership (3)3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
MGMT 302Family Business
MGMT 303Interpersonal Relations
MGMT 304Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
MGMT 305Career Development
MGMT 306Women in Management
MGMT 307Human Resource Management
MGMT 308Small Business Management
MGMT 309International Comparative Management

Minor in Marketing (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
MKTG 490Marketing Strategy3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
MKTG 301Services Marketing
MKTG 302Sports Marketing
MKTG 305Global Marketing
MKTG 330Professional Selling
MKTG 340Digital Marketing and Social Media
MKTG 350Advertising and Promotion
MKTG 351Advertising Campaigns (3)
MKTG 355Introduction to Public Relations
MKTG 410Marketing Research
MKTG 420Consumer Behavior
MKTG 422WVisual Methods for Exploring Consumer Behavior
MKTG 430Public Policy and Marketing: The Broader Role of Marketing in Society
MKTG 480Advanced Marketing Project
MKTG 494Special Topics
Any pre-approved elective, which may include a BUSN 498 Internship

Minor in Real Estate (18 units) 

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
REAL 320Principles of Real Estate3
REAL 327Legal Aspects of Real Estate3
Select one of the following:3
REAL 325Financing Residential Real Estate
REAL 326Commercial RE Fin & Investment
REAL 329Real Estate Development
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
REAL 325Financing Residential Real Estate
REAL 326Commercial RE Fin & Investment
REAL 328Commercial Real Estate Valuation
REAL 494Special Topics

Minor in Supply Chain Management (18 units)

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BSCM 300Global Purchasing and Supply Management3
BSCM 302Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
BSCM 303Strategic Cost Management
BSCM 494Special Topics