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
- internships opportunities
- job search boot camps
- career fairs
Business Minor Courses
The business fundamentals minor consists of five
courses designed especially for non-business
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, and Finance (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