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Undergraduate Minor in Business

Current Requirements: For students enrolled in undergraduate catalog 201331

The courses listed below constitute the 18 hours required for a minor in business:

COURSE
TITLE
HOURS
ACCT 209
Survey of Accounting Principles
3
ISYS 209*
Business Information Systems Concepts (formerly INFO 209)
3
MGMT 209
Business, Government, and Society
3
FINC 409
Survey of Finance Principles
3
MGMT 309
Survey of Management
3
MKTG 409
Introduction to Marketing
3

*Credit by examination is available for ISYS 209. Information concerning the credit by examination option is available from Data and Research Services, (979) 845-0532, or dars.tamu.edu.

Eligibility: Students applying for a minor in business must have a 2.0 or better overall GPR. Application is made in the student’s home college or major department. Some colleges and departments outside Mays Business School may not permit their students to declare a minor.

Satisfactory completion of courses: To be awarded the minor in business and receive transcript recognition, students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each course listed above (or in any transfer courses as specified below).

Transfer courses: The student’s home college or major department may grant, subject to agreement from Mays, transfer course work for the 200-level courses. FINC 409, MGMT 309 and MKTG 409 must be taken at Texas A&M University. Substitutions will not be allowed for the 300- and 400-level courses.

Effective date: Students declaring a minor in business in the 201331catalog must meet all requirements listed in this document to receive transcript recognition.

Upper-level courses: All students pursuing the minor in business must have more than 60 credit hours in Howdy to enroll in FINC 409, MGMT 309 and MKTG 409. Mays Business School makes no exceptions to this enrollment prerequisite.

Advising: Per university guidelines, the student’s home college or major department is responsible for advising students pursuing a minor in business.

Degree Evaluation: Degree evaluation in Howdy will certify during the graduating semester that students have met the requirements for the minor. The minor will be recognized after graduation on the transcript, but not on the diploma. Once declared, minor requirements become graduation requirements.

Catalog descriptions for the Undergraduate Minor in Business Courses

ACCT 209. Survey of Accounting Principles. Accounting survey for non-business majors; non-technical accounting procedures, preparation and interpretation of financial statements and internal control. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business.

ISYS 209. Business Information Systems Concepts. Introduction to the use of computers in data and document management and as a problem-solving tool for business; fundamental concepts of information technology and theory; opportunities to use existing application software to solve various business information systems oriented problems. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business.

MGMT 209. Business, Government and Society. Impact of the external environment—legal, political, economic, and international—on business behavior, market and non-market solutions to contemporary public policies confronting business persons examined, including antitrust law, employment and discrimination law, product safety regulation, consumer protection, and ethics. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business. Prerequisite: Sophomore classification; for students other than business and agribusiness majors.

FINC 409. Survey of Finance Principles. Finance survey for non-business majors; financial markets, the investment banking process, interest rates, financial intermediaries and the banking system, financial instruments, time value of money concepts, and security valuation and selection. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business. Prerequisites: junior classification; for students other than business and agribusiness majors.

MGMT 309. Survey of Management. Survey for non-business majors of the basic functions and responsibilities of managers; includes the environmental context of management, planning and decision making, organization structure and design, leading and managing people, and the controlling process; issues of globalization, ethics, quality, and diversity are integrated throughout the course. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business. Prerequisite: Junior classification; for students other than business and agribusiness majors.

MKTG 409. Introduction to Marketing. A survey course of the basic principles of marketing and key decision areas: product, promotion, distribution and pricing. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business. Prerequisite: Junior classification; for students other than business and agribusiness majors.

Updated Fall 2013 (This information is subject to annual review.)