Pursue your passions with a foundation in business

The Business Minor equips you with the skills to pursue your interests. Whether you want to lead an engineering department or open an art studio, in as little as three semesters you can gain critical business fundamentals to advance your interests. 

Your Path to Career Success

Develop indispensable business skills and start your career with the tools employers seek.  Receive a comprehensive overview of business skills in courses that focus on:

  • Foundations: Receive perspective on the global business environment with fundamentals like business ethics and economics
  • Skills: Develop an array of business skills that support every profession such as accounting, finance, management and marketing
  • Interests: Explore your own interests with courses on business inclusion, contemporary business issues or with education abroad opportunities

   

The courses below reflect the 2019-2020 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2019 for students enrolling during the 2019-2020 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

You must complete all required courses with a minimum grade of C or better and may require additional coursework to meet course prerequisites. Your Business Minor requires at least three semesters to complete as all prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Freshman
AREC 202 or ECON 202
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits3
Sophomore
ACT 205
Fundamentals of Accounting
Credits3
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
Credits3
ECON 204
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits9
Junior
FIN 305
Fundamentals of Finance
Credits3
MGT 305
Fundamentals of Management
Credits3
MKT 305
Fundamentals of Marketing
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits9
Senior
Select one from the following:
Credits3
BUS 405A
Contemporary Business Topics: Entrepreneurship
BUS 405B
Contemporary Business Topics: International Business
BUS 405C
Contemporary Business Topics: Business Information Management
BUS 405D
Contemporary Business Topics: Real Estate
Total Credits
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits24
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.