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Minor in Business

Undergraduate: Minor in Business

Minor in Business Fundamentals

Keep Your Passion, Launch Your Career

In a world driven by business, college graduates with a solid base of business knowledge have a distinct edge in the job market. Barry McConnell, Instructor

The CU Denver Business School offers a Business Fundamentals Minor designed to equip non-business undergraduates with knowledge and skills to enhance their careers. There are no math prerequisites.

Benefits of a Business Fundamentals Minor

Students enrolled in the business minor have the benefit of following their passion with their undergraduate degree while adding the business knowledge and skills employers want and entrepreneurs need.

When you are enrolled, you have access to Business School resources including:
  • career coaching
  • job opportunities
  • networking
  • internships opportunities​
  • job search boot camps
  • career fairs

Business Minor Courses

The business fundamentals minor consists of five courses designed especially for non-business students:

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Business - Business Essentials (BMIN 1000)
    OR Introduction to Business - Career Planning (BMIN 1010)
    Offered Spring and Fall. In BMIN 1000, view the global world of business through the disciplines of finance, accounting, marketing, and management. In BMIN 1010, discover career options that match your interests. Learn about the world of business and the latest hiring trends. Prerequisite. May be taken as a co-requisite with BIMN 3001, and 3002.

  • Marketing & Management (BMIN 3001)
    Offered Spring and Fall. Essential concepts of 1) Management, including organizational behavior, management and leadership methods; 2) Marketing, including marketing research, planning and implementation.

  • Finance & Accounting (BMIN 3002)
    Offered Spring and Fall. Essential concepts of 1) Accounting, including the use of financial information in making business decisions; 2) Finance, including finance methods and markets and 3) Data analysis, including techniques for summarizing, analyzing and reporting data.

  • Principles of Strategic Management (BMIN 3004)
    Offered Spring and Fall. Students will examine the critical issues involved in developing and running successful businesses. Prerequisite: BMIN 3001 and 3002 and junior standing.

Electives (Choose One)

  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship (ENTP 3200)

  • Global Perspectives (INTB 3000)

  • Business Law & Ethics (BLAW 3050)

  • Intro to Business Problem Solving (ISMG 2050)

Enrolling in the Business Minor

  • Declare your minor by filling out the top portion of the Minor Declaration Form.​ Please return it to the 4th floor of the Business School or email it to
  • Register for courses You may take a few courses before you declare)
  • ​You need a 2.0 GPA to be accepted for and graduate with a business minor



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