Minor Degree Offerings

Students may elect to add a College of Business minor; however, minors normally are offered only to students pursuing a degree outside the College of Business.  While current CoB majors may add a minor, their choices are limited to only Tourism and Merchandising.

Courses listed directly beneath the minor are required courses, the others (as indicated) are a listing of courses from which you can choose until you meet the hour requirement.  Keep in mind, not all courses may be offered each semester.

You can download a PDF of our minor offerings HERE.

NOTE:

  • Of all minor requirements, 50% must be completed at USM.
  • Junior standing (60 hours) is required for all 300/400 level business classes.
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism (HRT) Majors can minor in any of the below, except Tourism Management.
  • ALL College of Business majors, except HRT, can only minor in Tourism and Merchandising.

 

  • Business Administration Minor (21 hours):

            ACC 200 – Financial Accounting

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

Select 15 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        BA 200 – Legal Environment of Business (strongly recommended for minor)

                        ACC 220/300 – Managerial Accounting (Prerequisite: ACC 200)

                        MGT 300 – Principles of Management

                        MKT 300 – Principles of Marketing

                        MIS 300 – Management Information Systems

                        FIN 300 – Principles of Finance (Prerequisites: ACC 200, ECO 201 & 202, MAT 102)

 

  • Merchandising Minor (18 hours)

            MER 121 – Principles of Merchandising

            MER 330 – Textile Industrial Complex

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        MER 222 – Professionalism in Merchandising

                        MER 331 – Product Analysis

                        MER 332 – Societal Influences on Consumer Behavior

                        MER 335 – History of Apparel

                        MER 337 – Applied Merchandising

                        MER 436 – Retail Buying and Assortment Planning

                        MER 437 – Apparel Product Development

                        MER 438 – Sustainability and Global Sourcing

                        MER 478 – Integrated Merchandising Channels

 

  • Management Minor (18 hours):

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

            MGT 300 – Principles of Management

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        MGT 364 – Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 454 – Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 455 – Organizational Theory (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 465 – Production and Operations Management (Prerequisites: BA 201/301, MGT 300, MGT 325)

                        MGT 468 – Compensation (Prerequisites: MGT 300, MGT 364)

                        MGT 472 – Labor Relations (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 475 – Entrepreneurship (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 480 – Leadership (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 495 – International Management (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

 

  • Marketing Minor (18 hours):

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

            MKT 300 – Principles of Marketing

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                       MKT 322 – Creative Marketing

                       MKT 330 – Professional Selling

                       MKT 355 – Integrated Marketing Communications

                       MKT 365 – Consumer Behavior

                       MKT 370 – Supply Chain Management

                       MKT 380 – Business-to-Business Marketing

                       MKT 430 – Sales Management

                       MKT 444 – Retail Management and Strategy

                       MKT 458 – Service Marketing

                       MKT 495 – International Marketing

 

  • Tourism Management Minor (18 hours):

            TM 100 – Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

            TM 340 – Global Tourism

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                       TM 345 – Customer service Management

                       TM 358 – Food & Beverage Operations

                       TM 368 – Hotel Operations

                       TM 375 – Beverage Control and Service

                       TM 377 – E-Commerce in Tourism

                       TM 378 – Casino & Resort Operations

                       TM 385 – Introduction to the Convention Industry

                       TM 441 – Legal Aspects of Hospitality & Tourism

                       TM 442 – Hotel & Restaurant Marketing

                       TM 445 – Hotel & Restaurant Cost Controls

                       TM 467 – Conventions & Meetings Management

                       TM 471 – Regulatory Legal Security Aspects of Casino Operations

                       TM 472 – Casino and Resort Marketing

                       TM 475 – Casino and Resort Financial Analysis

                       TM 478 – Casino and Resort Operations Management II

                       TM 492 – Special Problems

                       TM 494 – Strategic Destination Analysis (Prerequisite: TM 441, 444, 445, and senior standing)