Ithaca College

School of Business

Minors and Other Programs

A minor is a course of study that introduces a field and provides modest depth into its subject matter. Students should take care to satisfy all prerequisites and carefully note other information in the catalog pertaining to sequences of courses, class standing, and regulations of other schools.

Note: Undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx).

Outside Minors for Business Majors

The School of Business has designed its business administration degree program to provide substantial flexibility. Open and liberal arts electives allow students to pursue extra depth in a business concentration or extra breadth in other units of the College. Students are strongly encouraged to develop a plan of study with their academic advisers early in their college years to accomplish academic and career goals.

Minors for Non-Business Majors

The following program offerings are not intended for students pursuing the B.S. in business administration or B.S. in accounting.

Accounting Minor

This minor provides an opportunity for non-business undergraduates considering Ithaca College's M.B.A. in professional accountancy to fulfill many of the prerequisites for that program while exploring their interest in the accounting profession. It also provides future business owners with the necessary background to manage the financial aspects of their business. This minor is not available to students pursuing a B.S. in business administration or accounting. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx,GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx ), including elective credits.

A. Required courses

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

3

ACCT-34500

Intermediate Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-31500

Cost Analysis and Decision Making

3

B. Accounting electives (select two)

ACCT-49300

Tax Accounting (3)

ACCT-34600

Financial Accounting Theory and Reporting (3)

ACCT-40600

Auditing (3)

6

Total

18

Business Minor

This minor is a general introduction to the study of business. Students may not enroll in both the management minor and the business minor. The business minor is not available to students majoring in business administration, accounting, integrated marketing communications, sport management, or applied economics. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx), including elective credits.

Select any six of the following 3-credit courses:

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

INTB-26500

International Business Operations

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology

FINA-31100

Business Finance

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

PROD-34500

Operations Management

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

HRM-30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management

Total

18

Note: The above courses may have prerequisites; refer to course descriptions.

Finance Minor

This minor surveys the importance of finance in the business world. It is not available to students pursuing a B.S. in business administration or accounting. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx ), including elective credits.

A. Required courses

ECON-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

FINA-20300

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

FINA-31100

Business Finance

3

Select one course from the following:

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4)

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Select one course from the following:

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4 credits)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3 credits)

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4 credits)

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4 credits)

3-4

B. Elective course

FINA-xxxxx

Finance elective (level 2 or higher)

3

Total

25-26

Note: The math courses listed above may have prerequisites and may require certain math placement groups; refer to course descriptions.

International Business Studies Minor

This minor provides an overview of the field of international business. It is not available to students pursuing the B.S. degree in business administration or accounting. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx), including elective credits.

A. Required course

INTB-26500

International Business Operations

3

B. Business electives (select two)

International business courses (approved list available in dean's office)

6

C. Electives (select two)

International business or liberal arts electives (approved lists available in dean's office)

6

Note: International Economics, offered in London, can be substituted as an approved liberal arts elective.

D. Language requirement

Foreign language course (level 2 or above)

3

Total

18

Note: The above courses may have prerequisites; refer to course descriptions.

Management Minor

Students wishing to enter the Ithaca College 4+1 M.B.A. program should follow this course of study. Students majoring in any business or accounting program, integrated marketing communications, sport management, and/or applied economics may not enroll in this minor. Students may not enroll in both the management minor and the business minor. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx), including elective credits.

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

3

FINA-31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

PROD-34500

Operations Management

3

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

Total

24

Note: The above courses may have prerequisites; refer to course descriptions.

Students intending to apply to the School of Business M.B.A. program must also complete the following courses.

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

Cultural diversity elective (approved list available in dean's office)

HRM-30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management

3

Note: The above courses may have prerequisites; refer to course descriptions.

Marketing Minor

Students pursuing the B.S. in business administration or accounting are not eligible for this overview of the field of marketing. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx), including elective credits.

Required courses

ECON-12200

Microeconomics

3

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

MKTG-32300

Consumer Behavior

3

MKTG-38000

International Marketing

3

MKTG-41100

Marketing Research

3

Select one course from the following:

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4 credits)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3 credits)

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4 credits)

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4 credits)

3-4

Total

18-19

Note: The above courses may have prerequisites and may require math placement scores at certain levels; refer to course descriptions.

Other Programs for Non-Business Majors

The School of Business participates in a number of other professional programs offered by other schools at Ithaca College. In whatever combination of majors, minors, and certificates, undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., ACCT-xxxxx, INTB-xxxxx, MGMT-xxxxx, FINA-xxxxx, MKTG-xxxxx, HRM-xxxxx, PROD-xxxxx, GBUS-xxxxx, BINT-xxxxx, BGRD-xxxxx), including elective credits.

1. Applied Economics

2. Applied Psychology

3. Computer Information Systems

4. Communication Management and Design

5. Music in Combination with an Outside Field

6. Sport Management

7. Sport Media

8. Integrated Marketing Communications

9. Theater Arts Management

Interested students are encouraged to seek additional information about these programs in this catalog or from the appropriate dean's office.