School of Business

Minors and Other Programs

Minors

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 to note other information in the catalog pertaining to sequences of courses, class standing, and regulations of other schools.

Minors for School of Business Majors

The School of Business has designed its degree programs to provide substantial flexibility. Open and liberal arts electives allow students to pursue breadth and depth in other units of the College. Students are strongly encouraged to develop a plan of study with their academic advisers early in their college careers to accomplish academic and professional goals. Students interested in a minor should contact the department of interest to determine the application process. Accounting and business administration majors may not minor in accounting, business, finance, international business, management, or marketing, but business administration majors may elect to have more than one concentration. Legal studies majors may not minor in legal studies.

Minors for Non-Business Majors

Undergraduate students who are neither accounting nor business administration majors may not register for more than 29 credit hours of business coursework (i.e., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG).

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

Accounting Minor

The accounting 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

A. Required courses

ACCT 22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 22600

Management Accounting

3

ACCT 34500

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACCT 31500

Cost Analysis and Decision Making

3

B. Accounting electives

Select two of the following:

ACCT 49300

Tax Accounting (3)

 

ACCT 34600

Intermediate Accounting II (3)

 

ACCT 40600

Auditing (3)

6

 

Total

18

Business Minor

The business 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

Select any six of the following 3-credit courses:

GBUS 20300

Legal Environment of Business I

 

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

 

MGMT 34500

Operations Management

 

MGMT 20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

 

HRM 30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management (LA)

 
 

Total

18

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

Finance Minor

The finance minor surveys the importance of finance in the business world. It is not available to students pursuing a B.S. in business administration, accounting, 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

A. Required courses

ECON 12100

Principles of Macroeconomics (LA)

3

ECON 12200

Principles of Microeconomics (LA)

3

ACCT 22500

Financial Accounting

3

FINA 20300

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

FINA 31100

Business Finance

3

Select one of the following:

MATH 10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (LA) (4 credits)

 

MATH 10800

Calculus for Decision Making (LA) (4)

 

MATH 11100

Calculus I (LA) (4)

4

Select one of the following:

MATH 14400

Business Statistics (LA) (4)

 

MATH 24300

Statistics (LA) (3)

 

MATH 24400

Statistics with Probability (LA) (4)

 

PSYC 20700

Statistics in Psychology (LA) (4)

3-4

B. Elective course

FINA xxxxx

Finance elective (FINA course level 2 or above)

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

The minor in international business studies 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

A. Required course

INTB 26500

International Business Operations

3

B. Business electives

Select two courses:

Business courses with international focus (list available on the School of Business website and in the dean's office)

6

C. Electives

Select two courses:

Business courses with international focus or approved international liberal arts electives (lists available on the School of Business website and in the dean's office)

6

Note: International Economics, offered in London, can be substituted as an approved international 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.

Marketing Minor

Students pursuing the B.S. in business administration, accounting, or integrated marketing communications 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

Required courses

ECON 12200

Microeconomics (LA)

3

MKTG 31200

Principles of Marketing

3

MKTG 32300

Consumer Behavior

3

MKTG 38000

International Marketing

3

MKTG 41100

Marketing Analytics

3

Select one of the following:

MATH 14400

Business Statistics (LA) (4)

 

MATH 24300

Statistics (LA) (3)

 

MATH 24400

Statistics with Probability (LA) (4)

 

PSYC 20700

Statistics in Psychology (LA) (4)

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.

Pre-MBA Minor

Students wishing to enter the Ithaca College 4+1 M.B.A. program or pursue M.B.A. degrees elsewhere should follow the course of study of the pre-M.B.A. minor. Students who are interested in a more flexible foundation in various functional areas of business with fewer courses (six) should look into the business minor. 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 pre-M.B.A. 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

Required courses

GBUS 20300

Legal Environment of Business I

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

MGMT 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:

HRM 30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management (LA)

3

SPCM 11500

Business and Professional Communication (LA)

3

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

Other Programs for Non-Business Majors

The School of Business participates in the following professional programs offered by other schools at Ithaca College.
  1. Applied Economics
  2. Applied Psychology
  3. Computer Information Systems
  4. Communication Management and Design
  5. Health Care Management
  6. Integrated Marketing Communications
  7. Music in Combination with an Outside Field
  8. Sport Management
  9. Sport Media
  10. Theater Arts Management

Note that in whatever combination of majors, minors, or 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., courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BINT, BGRD, FINA, GBUS, HRM, INTB, MGMT, or MKTG), including elective credits.

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