Business Department Minors

Don’t have time to add a business major to your current major?  Completing a minor would be a great way to get your feet wet in the world of business and supplement your current major.  

Business Administration Minor

The BA minor is designed to provide you with the fundamental building blocks of business in the areas of accounting, management, law, and economics. The minor could be paired up with several majors across campus to help you with your desired career path.

For example:

  • A biology major paired up with a minor in business might help in case you want to open your own physical therapy clinic, or work in healthcare administration. 
  • A preK-4 education major coupled with the business minor may help with a career as an administrator or principal of a child care development center.
  • A political science major paired up with a minor in business might help with a career as a lobbyist for business organizations, or managing a non-governmental organization. 
  • A communications major paired up with a minor in business might open up new possibilities in public relations or advertising.

Opportunities are endless.  

The Business Administration minor requires 24 credits of coursework:

  • AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
  • EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BA 265 - Management and Organizational Behavior
  • BA 330 - Legal Environment of Business
  • Two Business electives at the 200-level or above

Economics Minor

The Economics Minor is intended for students with a strong interest in economics who are majoring in business, accounting or other fields. The minor should especially benefit students interested in pursuing an MBA program, going to law school, or working in the quantitative field. The minor can be added easily to almost any major at the College.

The Economics Minor requires 20 credits of course work:

  • EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 102 - SSC Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • One Economics elective

 

Family Business and Entrepreneurship Minor

 

 

The focus of the Family Business and Entrepreneurship minor is on entrepreneurial family businesses and new ventures and their use of innovation as the main growth engine. The minor develops the skills needed to lead and perform effectively as a member of a family business and to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to launch new ventures. The program provides students with hands-on skills through internship and externship activities, mentoring and networking opportunities, applied projects and live case studies and guest speaker lectures offered by enterprising families and new ventures. The S. Dale High Center for Family Business at ElizabethtownCollege strongly supports the minor. Students who plan on pursuing a career in a family business or entrepreneurial sector after graduation are particularly encouraged to enroll. Ultimately, the capabilities learned through the minor are essential for the success of any business regardless of its size and scope. Open to all majors, except Business Administration, International Business, and Accounting. Business Administration majors could take the courses listed below as part of the Entrepreneurship and Family Business concentration. Accounting and International Business majors could take these classes as business electives.

For further information, contact the Family Business and Entrepreneurship Minor Director, Dr. Petru Sandu, Department of Business.

Learning Outcomes for Family Business and Entrepreneurship Minor:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to identify and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Identify strategies for turning the unique traits of family businesses into sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of succession planning, best practices in governing a family business, and effective communication and conflict resolution in family firms.
  • Develop abilities to work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate competencies in assessing their family firm or start-up using a well-defined framework.

The Family Business and Entrepreneurship minor requires 20 credits of course work: 

Required Courses (16 credits)

  • BA 380 – Entrepreneurship
  • BA 384 - The Family as Entrepreneur
  • BA 385 - New Venture Creation
  • BA 494 - Family Business Governance and Succession Planning

Choose one elective (4 credits)

  • AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
  • BA 265 - Management and Organizational Behavior
  • BA 330 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BA 373 - Managing Innovation and Technology
  • BA 450 - Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
  • BA 470-474 - Internship in Business


Note:  Since this program has been operational for less than two years, it is not yet accredited by ACBSP.