New Business Minors Designed to Complement Non-Business Majors
The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics new minors for non-business students are a solid match for students with arts and sciences majors. A business minor can supplement a liberal arts, science, arts education, adding additional business skills and knowledge and making students more employable.
New minors designed specifically for non-business majors include accounting, human resource management, small business and entrepreneurship, and leadership and management. By completing only five, three-credit courses in their minor business area of interest, non-business majors can gain a solid business background to complement their major. It’s a great way for students to add marketable business skills to their resumes.
What are some major and minor options non-business majors might want to consider as they begin registering for their classes next semester?
The new accounting minor introduces students to all the major areas in accounting, except auditing. Combined with any liberal arts major, accounting provides students with a good background in financial reporting, opening employment options such as a fundraiser in a non-profit organization, a communications specialist in a government entity, or a sales professional in a business setting. Computer science majors, who minor in accounting, might land a job as an entry level programmer in a financial organization or corporation. An accounting minor also offers the basic skills needed to work as a bookkeeper, or succeed in an entry-level position in an organization’s accounting department.
Small businesses hire people who can play many roles, so the small business and entrepreneurship minor can provide the skills and knowledge non-business students need to be the versatile employees small businesses want to hire. Theatre or art majors, who are often self-employed, will have the skills to market and grow their own businesses. Communications and media majors who add the small business and entrepreneurship minor to their degree can choose to work in a small communications and marketing department or open their own businesses.
Pairing a non-business major with the leadership and management minor opens many doors for employment. Computer science majors who choose the minor can gain the management skills necessary to lead technical teams in their organizations. Science majors with this minor are prepared to manage a science-based organization or lab, and a math major may find an entry level position as an actuary or business statistician in an insurance or other business organization.
Psychology, sociology, and anthropology majors can prepare for a career in HR with the human resources management minor. The combination opens opportunities to work as employment, recruitment, placement, or employee relations specialists for non-profit, government, or business organizations. A computer science major who adds a human resources management minor can succeed at an entry level human resources information systems or technical recruiting position.
Put the knowledge acquired in your liberal arts and sciences majors to work in business by adding a Leighton School minor for non-business majors to your degree. Enrollment is now open!
For more information, contact Peter Aghimien (firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-520-4476) for the accounting minor and Mark Fox (email@example.com or 574-520-4363) for leadership and management and human resources management minors.