Pursue your passions with a foundation in business

The Business Administration 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 accounting
  • Skills: Develop an array of business skills that support every profession such as finance, management or marketing
  • Interests: Explore your own interests with courses on business inclusion, contemporary business issues or with education abroad opportunities, and have the option to earn an Undergraduate Certificate in Business-to-Business Selling, or Entrepreneurship or Music Business at the same time
Required Courses
ACT 205
Fundamentals of Accounting
Credits3
BUS 220
Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)
Credits3
FIN 200 or FIN 305
Personal Finance and Investing (GT-MA1) or Fundamentals of Finance
Credits3
MGT 305 or MKT 305
Fundamentals of Management or Fundamentals of Marketing
Credits3
Subtotal
Credits12
Select one group from the following:
Group A: Select 3 courses (9 credits) from the following not previously taken:
Credits9
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
Credits3
BUS 405A
Contemporary Business Topics: Entrepreneurship
Credits3
BUS 405B
Contemporary Business Topics: International Business
Credits3
CIS 200
Business Information Systems
Credits3
FIN 200 or FIN 305
Personal Finance and Investing (GT-MA1) or Fundamentals of Finance
Credits3
MGT 305 or MKT 305
Fundamentals of Management or Fundamentals of Marketing
Credits3
MKT 330
Business Customer Relationships
Credits3
REL 360
Real Estate Principles
Credits3
Group B: Certificate in Business-to-Business Selling (9 credits)1
Credits9
MKT 330
Business Customer Relationships
Credits3
MKT 362
Professional Selling
Credits3
MKT 363
Sales Management
Credits3
Group C: Certificate in Entrepreneurship (9 credits minimum)1
Credits Minimum9
Select one course from the following:
MGT 340
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Credits3
BUS 405A
Contemporary Business Topics: Entrepreneurship
Credits3
Select one course from the following:
ENGR 422
Technology Entrepreneurship
Credits3
MGT 420
New Venture Creation
Credits3
MGT 424/IDEA 424
Ventures in Social Entrepreneurship
Credits3
MGT 455/IDEA 455
Designing for Defense
Credits3
Select one course from the following (3-4 credits):
AM 373
Apparel Design and Retail Entrepreneurship
Credits3
AREC 328
Small Agribusiness Management
Credits3
AREC 428
Agricultural Business Management
Credits3
BIOM 486A
Biomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design I
Credits4
CBE 451
Chemical and Biological Engineering Design I
Credits3
CIVE 402
Senior Design Principles
Credits3
ECE 401
Senior Design Project I
Credits3
LEAP 310
Creative Industries Career Management
Credits3
MECH 486A
Engineering Design Practicum: I
Credits4
MGT 330
Creativity, Innovation, and Value Creation
Credits3
MGT 360
Social and Sustainable Venturing
Credits3
Group D: Music Business (9 credits)1
Credits9
BUS 360
Introduction to the Music Business
Credits3
BUS 361
Principles of Music Marketing
Credits3
BUS 362
Making Money in Music
Credits3
Program Total
Credits21-22

1Completing this Group may satisfy a certificate – contact a Business Minor Advisor.

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.