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Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration (BSBA), University of Colorado Denver Business School, CU Denver

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

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:

  • Introduction to Business (BMIN 1000)

    Offered Spring and Fall. The business and economic landscape and business terminology is introduced. Prerequisite. May be taken as a co-requisite with BIMN 3001, 3002 and 3003.
  • Fundamentals of Management, Marketing (BMIN 3001)

    Offered Fall. Essential concepts of 1) Management, including organizational behavior, management and leadership methods, 2) Marketing, including marketing research, planning and implementation.
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Finance and Data Driven Analysis (BMIN 3002)

    Offered 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.
  • Essential Skills for Today’s Workplace (BMIN 3003)

    Offered Spring. Comprised of modules focusing on specific skill sets: Business communications and presentation skills and career and professional development. You will take this course or ENTP 3000 (below).
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTP 3000)

    Offered Spring and Fall. Focuses on the concepts, skills, know-how, practical information, attitudes and alternatives that are relevant for start-up companies. You will take this course or BIMN 3003 (above).
  • Capstone: Innovation, Strategy and Business Planning (BMIN 3004)

    Offered Spring. Students will examine the critical issues involved in developing and running successful businesses. Prerequisite: BMIN 3001 and 3002.

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

  • Have questions? Cont​act Courtney Burkett 303-315-8106.


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