College of Business and Economics

Students may elect to complement their Major with a Minor, defined as specialization in a discipline (field of study) outside their chosen Major.  Students choosing to add a Minor in one of the following areas should consult an advisor in the appropriate discipline (field of study).

The College oversees the following Minors:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (for non-Business majors)
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
The Minor in Business Administration is designed for students majoring in any of AUK’s degree programs (BA, BBA, BE or BS) except the BBA degree programs in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing.

The Minor in Economics is designed for students majoring in any of AUK’s degree programs (BA, BBA, BE or BS) except the BBA degree in Economics.

The Minor in Human Resource Management is designed for students majoring in any of AUK’s degree programs.

General Requirements for a Minor

Students may pursue one minor only.  All AUK Minor programs consist of a minimum of 18 credit hours, at least 9 credit hours of which must be taken in residence at AUK.  No Major or General Education Requirements may apply toward any Business Minor.

 

Minor in Business Administration (18 Credit Hours)

Program Purpose:

This Minor is designed to provide non-business majors the opportunity to complement their undergraduate education with an understanding of business administration. 
 
Program Requirements

The program requires students to complete 6 courses (18 or 19 credits) comprising 4 core courses and 2 electives. The program may be completed in 3 consecutive semesters.  Commencing in the student’s junior year the 4 core courses provide students with a balanced and integrated exposure to key functional areas in business and to ways of thinking about, and analyzing, the world from a responsible business perspective.  The 2 electives provide students the opportunity to develop knowledge in or explore a specific aspect of business of their choice.   One of the disciplines (Financial Management) involves a 4 credit course (ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting) and so requires completion of 19 credits.

Required Core Courses

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

(3)

ECON 101

Introduction to Contemporary Economic Issues

(3)

PHIL 203

Professional Ethics

(3)

MGMT 333 

Organizational Behavior

(3)


AND any 2 additional courses (6 credit hours) from the Computer Science Major Core Course Requirements.

In addition students must select 2 courses from one of the following disciplines.

Economics

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics

AND

ECON 201  

Principles of Macroeconomics

Entrepreneurship

ENTR 201

Principles of Entrepreneurship

AND

ENTR 301  

Intermediate Entrepreneurship

Financial Management

ACCT 201
(4 credits)

Principles of Financial Accounting

AND

FINC 332  

Financial Management

Human Resource Management

HR 205

Human Resource Management and Administration

AND

PSYC 203  

Social Psychology

Management Accounting

ACCT 205

Managerial Accounting

AND

ACCT 401  

Advanced Managerial Accounting

Marketing

MRKT 200

Principles of Marketing

AND EITHER

MRKT 329 

International Marketing

OR

MRKT 335 

Advertising and Promotion

Organizational Change & International Management

MGMT 301

Leading Organizational Change

AND

BUS 321  

International Business Management


Minor in Economics

Students must complete 6 courses (18 credit hours) for the Minor.

The following 2 courses (6 credit hours) are core courses for the Economics Minor:

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics

(3)

ECON 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)


In addition, students must choose in consultation with their Academic Advisor 4 courses (12 credit hours) from among the following:

ECON 209

Math & Stat for Business & Economics

(3)

ECON 300

Intermediate Microeconomics

(3)

ECON 301  

Intermediate Macroeconomics

(3)

ECON 304

Economics of Labor

(3)

ECON 305

International Economics

(3)

ECON 315

Managerial Economics

(3)

ECON 351

Money and Banking

(3)

ECON 363  

Environmental & Resource Economics

(3)

ECON 369

Short Course

(1-3)

ECON 389

Special Topics

(3)

ECON 405

Comparative Economic Systems

(3)

ECON 409

Economic Development

(3)

ECON 429  

Advanced Environmental & Energy Economics

(3)

ECON 452

Econometrics

(1-3)

ECON 485

Seminar in Economics

(3)

Up to 2 non-economic but related courses at the 300-level or above can be taken instead of 2 from the above in consultation with the student’s Academic Advisor and Economics Program Lead.


Minor in Human Resource Managment

This interdisciplinary minor seeks to develop well-rounded graduates with personal qualities and skills that extend beyond familiarity with current HR practices to include a sound understanding of social, behavioral and political sciences.  It seeks to develop graduates who are able to think critically, act ethically and meet the challenges of an ever changing environment. 

The minor is structured with a small core, comprising Human Resources Administration, Organizational Behavior and Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management that is embedded in a selection of electives reflecting a traditional liberal arts and interdisciplinary curricula.  The electives include courses from such disciplines as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.

Because an interdisciplinary background is especially appropriate for positions in HR this minor is ideal for students majoring in one of the Social Science Programs as well as those majoring in Business.  The minor is ideal for those who want to pursue careers in business, government and/or educational institutions.

 

Human Resource Management Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Minor in Human Resource Management the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of thinking systematically and strategically about managing human assets.
  • Explain how cultures frame options open to human resource managers around the world.
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate human resource policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of theories and practices affecting employee motivation and control.
  • Critically discuss and assess contemporary issues confronting human resource policy formulation and implementation in private, public, for profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Overview Of Requirements For The Human Resource Minor

Students wishing to Minor in Human Resources are required to take 6 courses (18 credit hours) comprised of 3 required core courses and three electives.

Required Core Courses:

HR 205

Human Resources Administration and Development

(3)

HR 325

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

(3)

MGMT 333/PLSC333  

Organizational Behavior

(3)

Students must also complete 3 of the courses listed below:

ECON 304

Economics of Labor

(3)

HR 345/INST 345

Conflict Resolution

(3)

HR 389

Special Topics in Human Resource Management

(3)

HR 470

Internship in Human Resource Management

(3)

INST 342

International Human Rights

(3)[S]

MGMT 303

Management and Leadership Development

(3)

PLSC 302

Public Policy

(3)[S]

PLSC 306

Global Political Economy

(3)[S]

PSYC 203

Social Psychology

(3)[S]

SBSA 341

Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

(3)[S]

SBSA 372

Anthropology of Business

(3)[S]