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Add/Change Your Minor

How to add/change your minor

To change your minor to a Perdue School minor, please fill out the form below. We will process your request within one week of receiving this form. Once we process the form we will send the appropriate paperwork to the Registers Office so your Academic Requirements Report may be changed. Please contact the Perdue Advising Services Coordinatory, your new minor advisor with any questions about your business minor.

Business Minors

The Perdue School of Business offers the following minors:

Business Minor Descriptions

Accounting | Business Administration |Business Administration | Economics | Finance | Information Systems | Marketing Management

Accounting

Students not majoring in accounting may minor in accounting. This program provides students with a basic core accounting background. For non-accounting business majors, the minor would provide excellent credentials for those seeking careers in organizations or occupations where a background in accounting and budget administration is important. In addition, the minor could be utilized by non-accounting business majors to fulfill the necessary accounting prerequisites for entry into the accounting track of the M.B.A. program at SU. By selecting the appropriate accounting electives in the minor and in the M.B.A. program, these students would satisfy both the current course requirements and the current credit hour requirements established by the state of Maryland to sit for the CPA exam. The minor would also be useful for non-accounting majors seeking other prestigious certifications such as the CFM (Certificate in Financial Management). The minor in accounting could be utilized by non-business majors in establishing credentials for their careers. The minor in accounting consists of 18 credits, any of which may be used to fulfill other Perdue School requirements. Nine of the 18 credits must be completed at SU and at least 15 credits applied toward the minor cannot be used to satisfy General Education requirements. All courses in the minor must be completed with a C or better. Only those courses listed as fulfilling the minor are accepted.

  1. Required accounting courses:

    Credits:

    ACCT 201 Intro. to Financial Accounting

    ACCT 202 Intro. to Managerial Accounting

    ACCT 302 Cost Accounting I

    ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting I

  2. Required accounting elective, one course from the following:

    Credits

    ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting II*

    ACCT 341 Federal Income Tax Accounting: Personal

    ACCT 420 Accounting Information Systems

    ACCT 430 International Accounting

    ACCT 435 Accounting in its Global Setting

    * Students must pass the Accounting Admission Test (AAT) prior to enrolling in ACCT 305.

  3. Required elective, one course from the following:

    Credits

    FINA 104 Personal Finance

    FINA 311 Financial Management

    MGMT 320 Management and Organizational Behavior

    INFO 211 Information Systems Concepts for Management

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Business Administration

Students not majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, management, marketing or information systems may minor in business administration. This program provides general exposure to business administration. It is intended to help prepare non-business majors for employment in business organizations or to gain entrance into M.B.A. programs. Students who complete the appropriate electives within the business administration minor within the baccalaureate programs and meet M.B.A. program admissions standards can obtain the Perdue School M.B.A. degree in as little as one calendar year of graduate study (i.e., 4+1 program). Perdue School M.B.A. program prerequisite courses are listed in the section following the business administration minor requirements. Students intending to pursue M.B.A. programs at other institutions should consult the entrance requirements of the schools they expect to attend. At least 15 credits of coursework applied toward the minor cannot be used to satisfy General Education requirements and at least nine credits must be completed at SU. All courses applied toward the minor must be completed with grades of C or better.

  1. Required lower division courses (9 hours):

    Credits

    MATH 155 *Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis

    ACCT 201 Intro. to Financial Accounting

    ECON 150 *Principles of Economics

    or

    ECON 211 *Micro-Economics Principles

    * MATH 155, 201, ECON 150 or 211 may be used to satisfy

    General Education requirements

  2. Required upper division courses (6 hours):

    Credits

    MGMT 320 Management and Organizational Behavior

    MKTG 330 Principles of Marketing Management

  3. Electives (9 hours). Select three of the following:

    Credits

    INFO 281 ***Intermediate Business Statistics

    or

    MATH 201 Calculus I

    FINA 311 Financial Management

    INFO 326 Producation and Operations Management

    ACCT 202 Intro. to Managerial Accounting

    ECON 212 **Macro-Economics Principles

    INFO 211 Information Concepts for Management

    ** May not take ECON 212 if ECON 150 is taken as the required lower division economics course

    *** Students selecting INFO 281 must complete MATH 160 prior to INFO 281.

    Students in the 4+1 program should select the following courses toward the business administration minor. These include all undergraduate courses required for admission to the Perdue School M.B.A. program.

  4. Required lower division courses (15 hours):

    Credits

    MATH 155 *Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis

    INFO 281 ***Intermediate Business Statistics

    MATH 160 Intro. to Applied Calculus or MATH 201 Calculus I

    ACCT 201 Intro. to Financial Accounting

    ECON 150 *Principles of Economics

    or

    ECON 211 *Micro-Economics Principles

    * MATH 155, 201, ECON 150, 211 may be used to satisfy General Education requirements

  5. Required upper division courses (12 hours):

    Credits

    FINA 311 Financial Management

    MGMT 320 Management and Organizational Behavior

    INFO 326 Production and Operations Management

    MKTG 330 Principles of Marketing Management

Students who complete the courses above within theirbaccalaureate program and meet M.B.A. program admissions standards can obtain the Perdue School M.B.A. degree in as little as one calendar year of graduate study (i.e., 4+1 program). Student desiring to pursue the 4+1 program should consult the director of the M.B.A. program as early as possible.

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Economics

Students not majoring in economics may minor in economics. The minor consists of 18 credits, 15 of which cannot be used to satisfy General Education requirements. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at Salisbury University. Each course in the minor must be completed with grades of C or higher. A minor in economics consists of the following 18 hours of coursework completed with grades of C or better, at least 15 hours of which are credits not applied toward General Education or Perdue School major requirements and at least nine credits earned at SU:

  1. Complete the following core:

    Credits

    ECON 211 *Micro-Economic Principles

    ECON 212 *Macro-Economic Principles

    ECON 305 Intermediate Macro-Economic Theory

    or

    ECON 306 Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory

    * business, accounting and information systems majors can count only one of these courses toward the minor; therefore, they must have four, rather than three economics electives

  2. Select three electives (four electives for business administration, finance, marketing, management, accounting or information systems majors) from 300/400-level economics courses.

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Finance

A minimum of nine credits must be taken at Salisbury University. Each course in the minor must be completed with grades of C or higher. The finance minor provides general exposure to finance and is intended to help prepare nonfinancial majors for employment in a variety of fields that require financial sophistication. Examples include corporate accounting, consulting, real estate, marketing of insurance and financial products. The finance minor requires 21-24 credit hours, any of which may be used to fulfill other Perdue School requirements. The finance minor requires the following course of study.

  1. Required courses:

    Credits

    MATH 155 Modern Statistics

    ACCT 201 Intro. to Financial Accounting

    ECON 211 Micro-Economics Principles

    and

    ECON 212 Macro-Economics Principles

    or

    ECON 150 Principles of Economics

    FINA 311 Financial Management

    FINA 441 Investments I (pre-req B or better in FINA 311)

  2. Two courses from the following:

    Credits

    FINA 312 Risk Management and Insurance

    FINA 440 Corporate Finance

    FINA 442 Financial Derivatives

    FINA 443 Essentials of Real Estate

    FINA 445 Financial Institutions and Markets

    FINA 446 Retirement Planning

    FINA 447 International Financial Management

    FINA 448 Estate Planning

    FINA 449 Practicum in Portfolio Management

    The finance minor is open to any nonfinancial major at SU.

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Information Systems

The information systems minor is designed to be a desirable compliment to a myriad of other majors and to provide students with an opportunity to differentiate themselves in the employment marketplace. The information systems minor is open to any student at SU, except information systems majors. The minor requires 18 credit hours, any of which may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. The information systems minor requires the following course of study.

  1. Required courses include:

    Credits

    INFO 211 Information Systems Concepts for Management

    INFO 301 Business Applications Development

    INFO 385 Data Communications and Networking

    INFO 386 Database Management Systems

    INFO XXX Any 300-/400-level INFO Course

  2. Complete one course from the following:

    Credits

    ACCT 420 Accounting Information Systems

    COSC 120 Computer Programming

    FINA 311 Financial Management

    GEOG 319 Geographic Information Systems

    MGMT 320 Management and Organizational Behavior

    MKTG 330 Principles of Marketing Management

    INFO XXX Any 300-/400-level INFO Course

All courses must be completed with a C or better, and none may be credit only. At least nine credits must be earned at Salisbury University. Course substitutions are not allowed.

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Marketing Management

Students not majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, management or information systems may minor in marketing management. This program provides a survey of marketing management education and is excellent preparation for careers in promotion management (advertising and sales), fashion merchandising, retail management, purchasing distribution, public relations, etc., as well as operating a small business. It is not recommended as preparation for graduate study in business administration (see business administration minor). At least 15 hours of the work applied toward the minor must consist of courses which are not used to satisfy General Education requirements and at least nine of these hours must be credits earned at the University. Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor. The required courses of the minor are:

Credits

BUAD 103 *Introduction to Business

MKTG 330 Principles of Marketing Management

ECON 150 **Principles of Economics

or

ECON 211 **Micro-Economic Principles

or

ECON 212 **Macro-Economic Principles

* not open to students concurrently enrolled in, or with academic credit for, any 300/400-level BUAD/ACCT/INFO courses (such students are to substitute ACCT 248: Legal Environment)

** ECON 150, 211 or 212 may be used to satisfy General Education IIB requirements

plus any three of the following electives:

Credits

MGMT 320 Management and Organizational Behavior

MKTG 331 Advertising and Promotions 

MKTG 332 Consumer Behavior

MKTG 333 Sales Management

MKTG 334 Principles of Retailing

MGMT 428 Entrepreneurship

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