Structured Minors

Structured minors are sets of courses designed to strengthen your background and enhance the competency you've gained in your major.

By adding a minor to your degree program, you can explore other academic interests, while complimenting or counterbalancing your main area of study.

Advantages

  • Set your resume or graduate school application apart from other applicants
  • Quick path to specialization
  • Having a secondary area of study can signal to a job interviewer that you have concrete expertise
  • Gain marketable skills which could enhance a competency gained in any major

Most minors involve 15 – 18 additional credit hours of courses.

Open to All Majors

In most cases, structured minors in business are open to all majors. However, students may not minor in an area within their major discipline. However, in some instances courses taken for a minor may also be used to satisfy the core

Structured Minors


 

Accounting Minor (12 credit hours)

The accounting minor is a useful complement to a major in management or general business. Like the other structured minors, it offers greater employment potential. It is particularly useful to someone working in or operating a small business.

Required Courses

Course Name Course Name
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
One of the following:
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 321 Tax Accounting

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Business Minor (18 credit hours)

The minor in general business provides courses in accounting, management and economics. This minor is available only to students who are not accounting and/or management majors.

Required Courses

Course Name Course Name
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 201 Principles of Economics Macro 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics Micro 3
ECO 207 Business Statistics 3
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MKT 304 Principles of Marketing 3

Entrepreneurship Minor (12 credit hours)

The purpose of the minor in entrepreneurship is to enable students to expand their skills and knowledge in small business/practice management. The structured minor is designed to teach students managerial, financial and marketing concepts related to small business ownership. The minor is geared toward students who may want to gain expertise in entrepreneurship/small business management or want to own or manage a practice in the future.

The entrepreneurship structured minor is available only to non-management majors.

Required Courses

Course Name Course Name
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MGT 321 Entrepreneurship I: Small Business Planning 3
MGT 322 Entrepreneurship II: Small Business Operations 3

 

Management Minor (15 credit hours)

The management minor provides a foundation in management skills—a “plus” for career advancement. Management skills are extremely useful in any interpersonal job or in a job with advancement potential based on management ability. Not only does this minor aid in career advancement, but it also provides a broader background for admission to graduate programs in different management areas.

Required Courses

Course Name Course Name
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MKT 304 Principles of Marketing 3
Three courses from the areas of: Management/Marketing/Human Resource Management 9

 

To Register for a Minor

To take a structured minor which will be recorded on the transcript, the student must do the following:

  • Complete an application for structured minor (PDF). Forms are also available in the registrar's office.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 in the required courses.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits as indicated in the chosen area of study.
  • Take at least nine of the needed credits at D’Youville.

Learn More

For more information or assistance with incorporating a structured business minor into your major, contact Dr. Susan Kowalewski.

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