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Poole Minors

Minors help students acquire knowledge which supports their major and adds breadth to their education. Poole offers minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship, and Economics.

Popular choices of minors for students in the Poole College of Management include foreign languages or international studies but there are many options available to match your interests and future plans.

Poole also offers four minors for students in the college and from other colleges:

Accounting Minor

Students completing a minor in Accounting will…

  • Be familiar with the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, and other accounting topics.
  • Understand that accounting is an information system for measuring, processing, and communicating financial information about economic entities.
  • Understand how accounting information allows users to make reasoned choices among alternative uses of scarce resources in the conduct of business and economic activities.

In order to declare a minor in Accounting, students must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

Accounting majors cannot declare an Accounting minor.

Eligible students can declare the minor by submitting the online Poole Minor Declaration/Drop Form. Please allow 1-2 business days for the form to be processed and the minor added to your MyPack account.

The Accounting Minor requires 15 hours of courses with at least a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

  • Required Courses (6 credit hours)
    • ACC 210 – Concepts of Financial Reporting
    • ACC 220 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
    • Students may choose from any 300- or 400-level ACC course, provided they meet all required prerequisites for the course.

Important information for Spring 2021 registration:

  • ACC 210 & ACC 220
    • Some seats in these sections will be open to anyone at NC State from the start of registration, although some seats will be reserved for Poole College majors. Be sure to get on the waitlist if there are no un-reserved seats available. You can also use the “swap to waitlist” option. Details and instructions can be found here.
  • ACC 300- and 400-Level Courses
    • These courses will be restricted to students admitted to a Poole College major when registration begins. However, on November 2nd by 9am, we will release any remaining seats in the classes to students with a declared Accounting minor. Be sure to try enrolling then and get on the waitlist if the class you want is full.
  • Please visit go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses for more information about registration in Poole College courses.
  • If you have questions about registration, please email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • Students must earn a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in all courses used to satisfy the minor.
  • Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.0 or better in their minor coursework to be certified for the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis.
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 credits (6 max at the 300/400 level) towards the minor. The Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs (poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu) must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor.
  • If transfer credits contribute to the completion of the minor, students need to ensure that official transcripts are sent and processed at NC State.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.  

Business Administration Minor

Students who fulfill the requirements for the undergraduate Minor in Business Administration will gain an understanding of the language and basic concepts of business, fundamentals of economics, and core concepts of financial accounting. Building on that core foundation, students will pursue additional coursework in several areas of business.

In order to declare a minor in Business Administration, students must…

  • Have completed at least 30 hours of coursework (not including courses currently in progress), with at least 15 hours successfully completed at NC State
  • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Not be a Business Administration major or a Accounting major

Eligible students can declare the minor by submitting the online Poole Minor Declaration/Drop Form. Please allow 1-2 business days for the form to be processed and the minor added to your MyPack account.

The Business Administration Minor requires 18 hours of courses with at least a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

  • MIE 201 – Introduction to Business Processes
  • EC 205 – Fundamentals of Economics (C- or better; may be replaced by EC 201 or ARE 201 with a C- or better)
  • One 200-level ACC course from the following list: (C- or better)
    • ACC 210 – Concepts of Financial Reporting
    • ACC 220 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • ACC 280 – Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Three electives from the following list:
    • BUS 320 – Financial Management
    • BUS 340 – Information Systems Management
    • BUS 360 – Marketing Methods
    • BUS 370 – Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • M 380 – Doing Business Globally (Study Abroad Students)
    • MIE 305 – Legal and Regulatory Environment
    • MIE 310 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • MIE 330 – Human Resource Management

The Business Administration minor is designed primarily as a summer program.  To successfully complete the minor, students are strongly encouraged to take non-restricted Poole courses during the summer terms or participate in a Poole Summer Abroad Program. Poole College does not guarantee after admission that you will be able to complete your minor if you only complete classes during the Fall and Spring terms.

Important information for Spring 2021 registration:

  • Some seats in the 200-level ACC & EC courses will be open to anyone at NC State from the start of registration, although some seats will be reserved for Poole College majors. Be sure to get on the waitlist if there are no un-reserved seats available. You can also use the “swap to waitlist” option. Details and instructions can be found here.
  • MIE 201-601 is reserved just for Business minors. Try this section first. If it’s full, you can get on the waitlist or see if there are un-reserved seats available in sections -001 and -002.
  • Students in the Business Administration minor will have access to seats in select sections of minor courses from the start of registration. The courses/sections with reserved seats for minors are:
    • BUS 320-602
    • BUS 340 (some seats in each sections)
    • BUS 360-601
    • BUS 370-602
    • MIE 305-601
    • MIE 310-601
    • MIE 330-602
  • Please visit go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses for more information about registration in Poole College courses.
  • If you have questions about registration, please email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their minor coursework to be certified for the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis.
  • No more than six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward minor requirements. The Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs (poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu) must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
  • Course completion alone will not result in certification of the Business Administration minor.  In order for the minor to be certified, you must apply and be admitted to the Business Administration minor by your last semester at NC State.

Business Entrepreneurship Minor

The purpose of the Minor in Entrepreneurship is to engage students in the process of identifying, evaluating, and implementing business opportunities that focus on value creation. This process includes the creation of new ventures, as well as adding value within existing companies through innovation applications. The Minor focuses on embedding students in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Raleigh and beyond. As a result, students who fulfill the requirements for the undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship will develop an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential learning and through their embeddedness in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

In order to declare a minor in Business Entrepreneurship, students must…

  • Have completed at least 30 hours of coursework (not including courses currently in progress), with at least 15 hours successfully completed at NC State
  • Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Not be a Business Administration major

Eligible students can declare the minor by submitting the online Poole Minor Declaration/Drop Form. Please allow 1-2 business days for the form to be processed and the minor added to your MyPack account.

The Business Entrepreneurship Minor requires 18 hours of courses with at least a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

  • EC 205 – Fundamentals of Economics (C- or better; may be replaced by EC 201 or ARE 201 with a C- or better)
  • One 200-level ACC course from the following list: (C- or better)
    • ACC 210 – Concepts of Financial Reporting
    • ACC 220 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • ACC 280 – Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MIE 201 – Introduction to Business Processes
  • MIE 310 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MIE 410 – Business Opportunity Analysis [prereq: MIE 310]
  • One elective from the following list:
    • MIE 412 – Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs [prereq: MIE 410]
    • MIE 413 – New Venture Planning [prereq: MIE 410]
    • MIE 416 – The Legal Dynamics of Entrepreneurship [prereq: MIE 310]
    • MIE 418 – Social Entrepreneurship Practicum [prereq: MIE 410]
    • MIE 419 – Entrepreneurship Practicum [prereq: MIE 410]

Because most of the MIE 41x electives have a prerequisite of MIE 410, students will need to allow for at least 3 semesters to complete the Business Entrepreneurship minor. (MIE 310 –> MIE 410 –> MIE 41x)

To successfully complete the minor, students are strongly encouraged to take non-restricted Poole courses during the summer terms or participate in a Poole Summer Abroad Program. Poole College does not guarantee after admission that you will be able to complete your minor if you only complete classes during the Fall and Spring terms.

Important information for Spring 2021 registration:

  • Some seats in the 200-level ACC & EC courses will be open to anyone at NC State from the start of registration, although some seats will be reserved for Poole College majors. Be sure to get on the waitlist if there are no un-reserved seats available. You can also use the “swap to waitlist” option. Details and instructions can be found here.
  • MIE 201-601 is reserved just for Business minors. Try this section first. If it’s full, you can get on the waitlist or see if there are un-reserved seats available in sections -001 and -002.
  • MIE 310-601 is reserved just for Business minors. If it’s full, be sure to get on the waitlist.
  • MIE 410, 412, 413, and 416 will start out restricted to Poole majors. These courses will open up to students in the Business Entrepreneurship minor on Nov. 2nd by 9am. MIE 412 and 413 have a prerequisite of MIE 410, but MIE 416 only has a prerequisite of MIE 310.
  • MIE 418 and 419 have a prerequisite of MIE 410 and require instructor consent. Contact Lewis Sheats at rlsheats@ncsu.edu for permission to enroll.
  • Please visit go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses for more information about registration in Poole College courses.
  • If you have questions about registration, please email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their minor coursework to be certified for the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis.
  • No more than six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward minor requirements. The Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs (poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu) must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
  • Course completion alone will not result in certification of the Business Entrepreneurship minor.  In order for the minor to be certified, you must apply and be admitted to the Business Administration minor by your last semester at NC State.

Economics Minor

The Minor in Economics is designed to help students develop a basic understanding of the principles and applications of economics. By pursuing this minor the student will: develop an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the role of markets: understand the effects of government regulation and policy on economic behavior; learn to apply economics to contemporary social and market issues; and develop analytical skills.

In order to declare a minor in Economics, students must…

  • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Not be an Economics major

Eligible students can declare the minor by submitting the online Poole Minor Declaration/Drop Form. Please allow 1-2 business days for the form to be processed and the minor added to your MyPack account.

The Economics Minor requires 15 hours of courses with at least a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

  • Required Courses (9 credit hours)
    • EC 205 – Fundamentals of Economics (may be replaced by EC 201 or ARE 201)
    • EC/ARE 301 – Intermediate Microeconomics
    • EC 302 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
    • Students may choose from any 300, 400, and/or 500-level EC/ECG course, provided they meet all required prerequisites for the course.

Important information for Spring 2021 registration:

  • Some seats in the 200-level EC courses will be open to anyone at NC State from the start of registration, although some seats will be reserved for Poole College majors. Be sure to get on the waitlist if there are no un-reserved seats available. You can also use the “swap to waitlist” option. Details and instructions can be found here.
  • EC 300- and 400-Level Courses
    • These courses will be restricted to students admitted to a Poole College major when registration begins. However, on November 2nd by 9am, we will release any remaining seats in the classes to students with a declared Economics minor. Be sure to try enrolling then and get on the waitlist if the class you want is full.
  • Please visit go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses for more information about registration in Poole College courses.
  • If you have questions about registration, please email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their minor coursework to be certified for the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis.
  • No more than six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward minor requirements. The Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs (poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu) must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor.
  • If transfer credits contribute to the completion of the minor, students need to ensure that official transcripts are sent and processed at NC State.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Questions?

Contact us at poole_minors@ncsu.edu