Minors

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The minors in the Fowler College of Business are intended to give students a structured introduction to a specific area of Business Administration.

You must complete the preparatory (“prep”) requirements with a C or better, be declared into upper division with your major and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.9 before you can declare a business minor. Remember: You need to complete the courses required for the minor in your minor catalog year (the year that you declared the minor). The following requirements are based upon catalog year 2019-2020.

Students must meet the prerequisites for the minor in effect at the time that they declare the minor. Contact the Center for Student Success for admissions criteria and procedures.

Students with a major in the Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, or International Business should choose courses carefully with an adviser in their major department and the Center for Student Success.

Admission to the minor in accounting requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 and 202 and Economics 101 and 102 with grades of C (2.0) or better

The minor in accounting consists of a minimum of 24 units to include:

  • Accountancy 201, 202, 331*, 332*, 333, 334
  • Economics 101, 102

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

*Finance majors must substitute Accountancy 431 and 432 or two Accountancy 500-level electives for Accountancy 331 and 332.

Accountancy 390W is waived for finance majors who are also seeking an accounting minor in taking Accountancy 431.

The minor in business administration provides a general overview of business for non-business majors. While it is open to qualified students from all majors (except majors in the Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, or International Business), it is particularly recommended for students whose career plans include self-employment or small business management.

Admission to the minor in business administration requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum GPA of 2.9 or better
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 and Management Information Systems 180 with grades of C (2.0) or better

The minor in business administration consists of a minimum of 21 to 23 units to include:

  • Business Administration 323, 350, 370
  • Accountancy 201
  • Management Information Systems 180
  • Six to eight units selected from
    Finance 327, 328
    Management 352, 358
    Marketing 371, 373, 476

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

Admission to the minor in entrepreneurship requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 with a grade of C (2.0) or better
  • You attend an entrepreneurship minor workshop before declaring the minor

The minor in entrepreneurship consists of 15 units to include

  • Accountancy 201*
  • Management 358, 460
  • One course selected from:
    Management 353, 355, 452, 455, 459,
    Finance 328
  • And one or two courses selected from the following preapproved electives.

Majors in the Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business select two courses from

  • Business Administration 404
  • Communication 307, 371, 406
  • Finance 321, 328
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management 320
  • Management 352, 353, 355, 452, 455, 459
  • Management Information Systems 306, 483
  • Marketing 373, 377, 476
  • Recreation and Tourism Management 475

All other majors select one course from:

  • Business Administration 323, 350, 360, 370
  • Communication 307, 371, 406
  • Finance 321, 328
  • Journalism and Media Studies 480
  • Management 352, 353, 355, 452, 455, 459
  • Management Information Systems 306, 483
  • Recreation and Tourism Management 475

Students will be required to participate in at least one experiential component. See list of options in the Fowler Center for Student Success (EBA-448).

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University. The entrepreneurship minor is not open to management majors.

*Accountancy 201 waived for Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and International Business majors.

Admission to the minor in finance requires

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 and Statistics 119 with grades of C (2.0) or better

The minor in finance consists of a minimum of 18-21 units to include

  • Finance 321, 326, 327, 329
  • Accountancy 201
  • Business Administration 323*
  • Statistics 119 or Economics 201

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

*Business Administration 323 waived for Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business majors.
Finance minor is not open to Finance, Financial Services, or Real Estate majors.

Admission to the minor in information systems requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.9
  • Completion of Management Information Systems 180 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

The minor in information systems consists of a minimum of 18 units to include:

  • MIS 180: Principles of Information Systems
  • 15 units from the following: MIS 301, 305, 306, 315, 375, 380, 383, 401, 406, 429, 455, 460, 481, 482, 492, 515, 585

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

Admission to the minor in management requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 with a grade of C (2.0) or better

For all majors outside of the Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business, the minor in management consists of a minimum of 22 units to include:

  • Accountancy 201
  • Business Administration 300, 350
  • Economics 101, 102
  • Management 352, 357 or 358, and 444

For all majors in the Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business, the minor in management consists of a minimum of 15 units to include:

  • Accountancy 201
  • Management 352, 357 or 358, 444
  • One upper division course (3 units) in management

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

Admission to the minor in marketing requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Accountancy 201 and Economics 102 with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course

The minor in marketing consists of a minimum of 17-21 units, of which 11 units must be in upper division courses, to include:

  • Accountancy 201
  • Business Administration 370*
  • Economics 102
  • 11 to 12 units selected from:
    Management Information Systems 301^,
    Marketing 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 470, 472, 473, 474, 476, 480

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

*Business Administration 370 waived for Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business majors.
^Students who are required to take Management Information Systems 301 for the major may not take the course for the minor.

Admission to the minor in real estate requires:

  • Completion of at least 60 units
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.9
  • Completion of Finance 240 with grade of C (2.0) or better

The minor in real estate consists of a minimum of 15-18 units to include:

  • Finance 240, 331, 431
  • Business Administration 323*
  • 6 units selected from Finance 333, 433, 435, 437

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

*Business Administration 323 waived for Fowler College of Business, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and International Business majors.