Business and Economics Department
The minor in accounting is designed to provide the student with a broad coverage of essential accounting and tax topics needed for a general understanding of how business decisions affect the profitability of businesses. Students will gain an understanding of how financial statements are prepared and interpreted, how taxes impact businesses, how costs affect pricing decisions, and how to maintain accounting records using a computerized system.
The minor in business administration is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of business. The minor includes broad exposure to accounting and the use of financial information, economics, the role of business in society, the legal context of business, management, and marketing.
The minor in Economics is designed to introduce the student to the core concepts of economics. The analytic skills and knowledge of economics developed in the minor in economics will be useful to students in all disciplines who will be contributing to business and public policy decisions. Students completing the minor in economics develop analytical skills through exploring the paradigms of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level and increase their understanding of economics institutions and of applications of economic principles.
The minor in Personal Financial Planning is designed to prepare students for careers as financial planners and advisors, investment managers and financial managers in financial planning agencies, depository institutions, non-depository holding and investment offices, insurance companies, real estate brokerages and investment houses, securities and commodity dealerships, and other commercial enterprises.