ACADEMIC YEAR BUSINESS MINOR

A Business Minor.  A Major Advantage!

First and second-year students matriculated as a full-time student in the College of Engineering or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply - Nursing students should consider VSB’s Summer Business Institute (SBI).  Acceptance into the Academic Year Business Minor program is competitive and admission decisions are made, once a year, after completion of the spring term.  A minimum of four semesters is typically required to complete the minor and students in the program take classes with VSB students during the academic year.

Program Requirements: students seeking admission to the academic year program should refer to the Program Requirements – Effective Fall 2020 section below, and should discuss these courses with their primary academic advisor to understand if the courses may be applied to their degree requirements. Course planning, including the business minor courses, should also be discussed at that time.

In order to apply, students must attend an information session. Applicants will be notified in late May/early June if they have been accepted to the program. At that time accepted applicants will be provided with instructions for the next steps and course registration information*. The Associate Director, VSB Business Minor Programs, will assist students with registration and monitor course progress and business minor requirements.

* Only VSB students, including business minor students, are eligible to register for courses with the VSB designation (VSB 1000, 1015, 2004, etc.).  Non-VSB students, including program applicants, are unable to register for courses with the VSB designation.  Applicants should register for courses required by their primary college/degree program during the fall/spring registration period, prior to admission decisions in late Spring.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - EFFECTIVE 2020

REQUIRED BUSINESS MINOR COURSES

Description: The price system; demand and supply analysis; the production process; analysis of market structures.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

Description: The economic system and it fundamental principles. The economic functions of government, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

Description: On line course focuses on design and use of spread sheets to support decision making/problem solving.

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Explores dynamic nature of business in a changing environment. Cross functional view of business and contribution of functions to accomplish vision. Integrates global, ethical, and technological dimensions. Emphasizes innovation as business, personal skill.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Course introduces generally accepted accounting principles and both the creation and analysis of financial statements. Students are exposed to the importance of accounting in making decisions such as those related to business, investing, and financing.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1015 and VSB 1000 (concurrency) and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: The theory and techniques of financial management. Financial markets; financial statements and analysis; time value of money; interest rates; bond valuation; risk and return; equity valuation; cost of capital; capital budgeting; working capital management. Restricted to VSB students and Business Minors.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and VSB 2004 and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Explores value creation for stakeholders and establishing competitive advantage; how goods/services are developed to meet customer/consumer needs and are distributed for consumption. Innovating, problem-solving, leading, and controlling through effective use of human capital explored. Satisfies Intro to Management/Intro to Marketing.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002) and VSB 2004 (concurrency)
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

VSB Option (3 cr.) - Choice of one business core course: VSB 2006, 2007, 2008

Description: Strategic alignment of business and information technology (IT); managing IT as a strategic resource; strategies for sourcing IT development and services.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 (concurrency) and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered:Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Examines law, ethics, corporate responsibility, and business regulation. Studies the sources, substantive principles, and evolving nature of law, and its role in ethical business decision making.

  • Prerequisites: ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Use of business intelligence and quantitative methods, including statistical analysis, forecasting/extrapolation, predicative modeling, optimization and simulation in the context of organizational decision making and problem solving.

  • Prerequisites: (MAT 1400 or MAT 1500) and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235) and VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Statistics: The statistics requirement may be fulfilled by the following:

Description:Probability concepts, hypothesis testing, inferences about means, variances and proportions, contingency tables, analysis of variance. Not open to students who have completed MAT 1505.

  • Prerequisites:MAT 1230 (min. grade: D-)
  • Credit Hours:3
  • Last Offered:Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes:Mathematics A & S Core

OR

Description: Statistical concepts and methods useful in analyzing problems in all areas of business. Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and time series. Applications in various areas of business and economics

  • .Credit Hours:4
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes:First Year MAT Option

OR

Description: Data displays and summarization, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, categorical data analysis, regression and correlation.

  • Prerequisites: MAT 1505 (concurrency) (min. grade: D-)
  • Credit Hours :3
  • Last Offered:Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes: First Year MAT Option

PRE-REQUISITES:

VSB 1000, VSB 1015, ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 are pre-requisites for all VSB 2000-level classes. Consult the Master Schedule for any additional, applicable prerequisites for VSB 2000 and upper-level courses.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - PRIOR TO 2020

REQUIRED BUSINESS MINOR COURSES

Description: The price system; demand and supply analysis; the production process; analysis of market structures.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

Description: The economic system and it fundamental principles. The economic functions of government, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

Description: On line course focuses on design and use of spread sheets to support decision making/problem solving.

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Explores dynamic nature of business in a changing environment. Cross functional view of business and contribution of functions to accomplish vision. Integrates global, ethical, and technological dimensions. Emphasizes innovation as business, personal skill.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Course introduces generally accepted accounting principles and both the creation and analysis of financial statements. Students are exposed to the importance of accounting in making decisions such as those related to business, investing, and financing.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1015 and VSB 1000 (concurrency) and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: The theory and techniques of financial management. Financial markets; financial statements and analysis; time value of money; interest rates; bond valuation; risk and return; equity valuation; cost of capital; capital budgeting; working capital management. Restricted to VSB students and Business Minors.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and VSB 2004 and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Explores value creation for stakeholders and establishing competitive advantage; how goods/services are developed to meet customer/consumer needs and are distributed for consumption. Innovating, problem-solving, leading, and controlling through effective use of human capital explored. Satisfies Intro to Management/Intro to Marketing.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002) and VSB 2004 (concurrency)
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

VSB Option (3 cr.) - Choice of one business core course: VSB 2006, 2007, 2008

Description: Strategic alignment of business and information technology (IT); managing IT as a strategic resource; strategies for sourcing IT development and services.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 1000 (concurrency) and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered:Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Examines law, ethics, corporate responsibility, and business regulation. Studies the sources, substantive principles, and evolving nature of law, and its role in ethical business decision making.

  • Prerequisites: ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Use of business intelligence and quantitative methods, including statistical analysis, forecasting/extrapolation, predicative modeling, optimization and simulation in the context of organizational decision making and problem solving.

  • Prerequisites: (MAT 1400 or MAT 1500) and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235) and VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency) and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

*Statistics: The statistics requirement may be fulfilled by the following:

Description:Probability concepts, hypothesis testing, inferences about means, variances and proportions, contingency tables, analysis of variance. Not open to students who have completed MAT 1505.

  • Prerequisites:MAT 1230 (min. grade: D-)
  • Credit Hours:3
  • Last Offered:Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes:Mathematics A & S Core

OR

Description: Statistical concepts and methods useful in analyzing problems in all areas of business. Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and time series. Applications in various areas of business and economics

  • .Credit Hours:4
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes:First Year MAT Option

OR

Description: Data displays and summarization, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, categorical data analysis, regression and correlation.

  • Prerequisites: MAT 1505 (concurrency) (min. grade: D-)
  • Credit Hours :3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes: First-Year MAT Option

*The statistics requirement is waived for Engineering & Math majors

PRE-REQUISITES:

Prerequisites vary for upper-level classes; consult Master Schedule for specific details. VSB 1000, VSB 1015, ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 are prerequisites for all VSB 2000 level classes.

Academic Year Business Minor Factsheet

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