Business Administration Minor

Stand out among your peers in the job search arena and enjoy a higher starting salary by combining your major with a business minor.

The Business Administration Minor will give you an understanding of basic business concepts and experience and proficiency across additional areas of business, including human resource management, marketing, operations, entrepreneurship and information technology.

The majority of classes –– core and electives –– needed to complete a business minor are offered online in Summer 2020.

The business minor can be completed online in just two summers!


  • The Business Administration Minor is open to all NC State students except Accounting (ACC) and Business Administration (BUS) majors
  • Requires a 3.0 or better cumulative NC State GPA.

Learning Objectives

Students completing the minor will:

  • Gain an understanding of the language of business and basic concepts of business including the fundamentals of economics and core concepts of financial accounting.
  • Gain experience and proficiency across 3-4 additional areas of business including HR, marketing, operations, entrepreneurship and information technology.

Minor Requirements

To complete the minor, students need to take 6 courses (18 hours), including 3 core courses and 3 electives.

Core Courses:

Course #Course NameOffered
Summer I,
Summer II,
MIE 201Introduction to Business Processes*YesNo
ACC 210 OR
ACC 280
Concepts of Financial Reporting OR
Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
EC 201 OR
EC 205
Principles of Microeconomics OR
Fundamentals of Economics

*For students who completed BUS 280 prior to declaring the minor, BUS 280 will substitute for MIE 201. Credit will not be allowed for both BUS 280 and MIE 201.

Electives: Choose 3 from:

Course #Course NameOffered
Summer I,
Summer II,
BUS 320Financial ManagementYesYes
BUS 340Information Systems ManagementYesNo
BUS 360Marketing MethodsYesYes
BUS 370Operations and Supply Chain ManagementYesYes
M 380Doing Business Globally (Study Abroad)
MIE 305Legal and Regulatory EnvironmentYesYes
MIE 310Introduction to EntrepreneurshipYesYes
MIE 330Human Resource ManagementYesYes

Specific information about which class sections and enrollment dates for each semester can be found on the Poole Courses & Enrollment webpage. Please refer to this webpage each term for accurate course registration information.

Course Registration Timeline for Minors

Business Administration minors will be able to enroll in 300-level minor classes for Fall term at 9 a.m. on July 31st and Spring term at 9 a.m. the last day of exams of the Fall semester regardless of enrollment date.


  • 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 & Spring terms.

  • Please be aware that 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.

  • The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.



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