Business Minors 

Advising Appointments

Advising focuses on helping students progress toward their educational objectives and career goals. To schedule an appointment, call (316) 978-3203, or stop by the Barton School Student Success Center in Clinton Hall, Room 008.

Who is my Advisor?

Students are not assigned to a specific business advisor. Students are welcome to see any business advisor, but may request to see a certain business advisor if they choose.

Who is required to see a Business Advisor?

Business students who are REQUIRED to see a business advisor before they can enroll are:

  • First Semester Transfer Students to the Barton School of Business (includes current WSU students from other colleges on-campus)
  • Graduating Seniors from Business (students also have the option to fill out the MGMT 681 form to be cleared without meeting with an academic advisor)
  • Business Students with Academic Holds (for example, 48-Hour Basic Skill Hold)

Students are welcome to make an appointment to see an academic advisor for enrollment, academic issues, or other concerns.

Accounting

A minor in accounting is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of accounting.

Business Analytics

Business analytics uses tools and models to analyze past data, visualize it, predict future performance and gain insight into developing business strategies for the future. A business analytics minor will give students an overview of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models using advanced Excel and other tools.

Economics

A minor in economics is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of economics.

Entrepreneurship

This minor is open to WSU undergraduate students from all colleges who meet the following criteria.

  • Overall GPA for minor must be 2.250 or better;
  • Students must be a junior in good standing in their major (college); and
  • Students must have completed 12 credit hours at WSU.
Finance

A minor in finance is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of finance.

General Business

A minor in general business is available to any student who is not pursuing a degree in the Barton School of Business.

Human Resource Management
In addition to the major, there are two options for a minor in human resource management: a minor that requires advanced standing in the Barton School, and a minor for nonbusiness majors that does not require advanced standing. Students in the Barton School are not eligible for the nonbusiness minor.
Information Systems for Accountants 
MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ACCOUNTANTS
This minor is designed specially for current accounting majors. To achieve this minor, students must maintain a minor GPA of 2.250. Each course must receive C or higher.
Accounting majors at the Barton School of Business may choose to pursue the information systems for accountants minor by completing the following requirements.
 
IT Related Courses Required for Accounting Majors
ACCT 360 - Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 580 - Data Analytics for Accountants 3
MIS 395 - Management Information Systems 3
 
Required Course for Minor
MIS 310 - Fundamentals of Business Application Development 3
 
Minor Electives for Minor
MIS 600 - Database Management Systems
MIS 605 - Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 610 - Dynamic Web Programming
MIS 615 - Advanced Business Application Development
MIS 690 - Seminar in Selected Topics
MIS 750 - Business Intelligence and Analytics
 
Total Credit Hours - 15
Information Technology and Management Information Systems (ITMIS)
A minor in information technology and management information systems (ITMIS) is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of information technology and management information systems.
International Business

This minor is open to WSU undergraduate students from all colleges who meet the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA for minor must be 2.250 or better;
  • Student must be a junior in good standing in their major (college); and
  • Student must have completed 12 credit hours at WSU.
Management
A minor in management is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of management. 
Marketing
A minor in marketing is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of marketing.
Operations Management
A minor in operations management is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of operations management.
 Personal Selling
A minor in personal selling is available to any student whose major field or area of emphasis is outside of personal selling. 

Degree Requirements & Business Majors

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