Bachelor of Business Administration | Minors

Business students are not required to have a minor but may obtain one outside the Neeley School of Business by completing the requirements outlined by the department in which the minor is offered. Students should check with the Neeley Academic Advising Center to see if any additional paperwork is required.

Minors within Neeley include:

Accounting

Students majoring in business may pursue an Accounting minor. The goal of the minor is to provide a secondary area of expertise for students majoring in Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, (Finance with Real Estate Emphasis), Marketing, or Supply and Value Chain Management. By combining one of these majors with a minor in accounting, the student is prepared for a greater number of career opportunities and gains more flexibility. In addition, students majoring in other areas of business sometimes take electives in accounting. The designation of an accounting minor provides such students with additional evidence of subject matter expertise. The minor in accounting requires 18 semester hours of coursework.

Required 18 hours:
ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting I 
ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I
ACCT 30163 Cost Analysis and Control
ACCT 30253 Financial Reporting II
ACCT 30303 Principles of Taxation
ACCT 40163 Fundamentals of Accounting II

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a minor in accounting or finance, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

Finance

Students majoring in business may pursue a Finance minor. The goal of the minor is to provide a secondary area of expertise for students majoring in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, or Supply and Value Chain Management. By combining one of these majors with a minor in finance, the student is prepared for a greater number of career opportunities and gains more flexibility. In addition, students majoring in other area of business sometimes take electives in finance. The designation of a finance minor provides such students with additional evidence of subject matter expertise. The minor in finance requires 18 semester hours of coursework.

Required 12 hours:
FINA 30153 Financial Management
FINA 30203 Money and Banking
FINA 30213 Investments I
ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I

Six semester hours from the following:
FINA 30233 Investments II
FINA 40153 Advanced Financial Management
FINA 40183 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40193 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40623 International Finance
FINA 40613 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a minor in accounting or finance, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

General Business - for non-business majors 

Students completing majors outside of the Neeley School may pursue a General Business minor. The goal of the General Business minor is to provide students in other disciplines with a broad base of knowledge about the business world by giving them an understanding and appreciation of business and its social and ethical environment. In addition, through introductory courses in the functional areas of business, the students are introduced to the rudimentary tools used in business settings to analyze problems and make decisions.

REQUIRED COURSES (12 hours):
ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting
MARK 30653 Principles of Marketing
MANA 30653 Survey of Management
FINA 30653 Financial Planning

ELECTIVES (choose 6 hours):
MARK 30703 Consumption and Culture: Marketing Study Abroad
MANA 40653 Survey of Entrepreneurship 
MARK 40653 Marketing Communications
MANA 20653 Business Law for Minors
MARK 40663 Principles of Personal Selling

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a general business minor, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

*Once a student matriculates at TCU, all coursework in the General Business minor must be completed at TCU. Courses taken for the business minor may not be substituted for or applied to any business major requirements. Students may not receive credit for both business minor and business major courses.