Minoring in Business and Related Fields
Minors offered in the College of Business and Economics provide a strong background in the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. Regardless of major, Cal State Fullerton students can expand their horizons and improve their potential to lead in their chosen field through these versatile academic paths. For more information on all of our business minor, visit the Current CSUF catalog.
Declaring a Minor
If you would like to declare a minor in the College of Business and Economics, first explore the minor options (PDF), then complete the following steps:
- Access the Online Major / Minor Change Form. You will be prompted to log in using your CSUF portal credentials.
- From the left-hand menu, click on section "(C) Minor"
- Select "Declare a minor," and choose the minor you would like to declare (example: Marketing).
- From the left-hand menu, click on "Student Signature." Check the box, "I am submitting this form, which I confirm is true and submitted to the best of my ability," and click "Submit."
College of Business and Economics Minors
Business Administration Minor
Providing an understanding of the essentials of the role of business in society, the Business Administration minor includes instruction in introductory accounting, economics and business law, as well as options for customized study in financial management and information systems, management and organizational behavior, or marketing.
- To declare the Business Administration minor, you must first complete all lower-division business core courses (ACCT 201A, ACCT 201B, ECON 201, ECON 202, MGMT 246) with a grade of "C" or higher before submitting the Minor Change Form.
- Students majoring in Business Administration may not minor in Business Adminstration.
Business Data Analytics Minor
Business analytics help transform data into insights that drive business decisions. The Business Data Analytics minor helps students understand how analytics techniques can be applied in different businesses and organizations to extract patterns to predict behavior and other business outcomes and how they can guide effective and informed decision-making and strategy-planning. Such skill sets are in high demand in the market today, yet there is a gap in the current workforce that implies that programs developing such skills are necessary today.
Students with the following concentrations may not minor in Business Data Analytics: Business Analytics, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Accounting & Business Analytics, Business & Economics Analytics, Marketing & Information Systems, and the Joint Emphasis in Accounting/Information Systems.
All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.
Seeking a better understanding of how the economy operates? A minor in Economics provides a foundation in macroeconomics, microeconomics and related analysis, as well as the opportunity to explore topics such as international economies, the economic impact of environmental problems and the economics of public policy. Many courses applicable to an Economics minor can also be used to fulfill general education requirements or have a relationship with other primary disciplines, such as political science, geography, history or education.
Entertainment and Hospitality Management Minor
Seeking an opportunity to learn important business fundamentals of the Entertainment and Hospitality industries? The Entertainment and Hospitality Management minor will provide you with those fundamentals.
NOTE: Students with a major in Business Administration concentrating in Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Legal Studies, General Management, or Operations and Supply Chain Management may not minor in Entertainment and Hospitality Management.
Thinking of starting your own business, working in a small business or helping an existing enterprise innovate? The Entrepreneurship minor equips you with the background and insights needed to launch actionable concepts in today’s diverse and high-technology marketplace. Coursework in accounting; finance; new venture creation, funding and launch; and marketing provides a well-rounded foundation.
NOTE: Students majoring in Business Administration, you may not minor in Entrepreneurship. You should consult the Business Administration curriculum for the concentration in Entrepreneurship as a second concentration.
The Finance minor promotes financial literacy, which is required and important for undergraduate students of all disciplines for their professional careers and personal lives in the increasingly complex financial environment. It also provides non-finance major/concentration students the opportunity to pursue secondary interests in finance, diversify and synthesize their knowledge, and improve their potential in the job market. The program offers trainings for basic financial management knowledge and skills, and opportunities to explore specific subfields, such as investment, corporate finance, financial institutions management, real estate, risk management and insurance, personal financial planning and international financial management.
NOTE: Students majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Risk Management & Insurance, or Joint Emphasis in Accounting and Finance may not minor in Finance.
Information Systems Minor
Information systems and technology is the lifeblood of today’s world, transforming such varied industries as health care, manufacturing and education. With an Information Systems minor, you will gain a working knowledge of the high-tech world of contemporary accounting, the essentials of programming and information systems, facility in database management systems and systems analysis and design, and insight into the use of C++ or web-based business application technologies.
NOTE: Students majoring in Business Administration may not minor in Information Systems. You should consult the Business Administration curriculum for the concentration in information systems as a second concentration.
Marketing is a growth area in the contemporary economy and an essential function in companies and organizations across all industries. Marketing is understanding what customers want and then creating products and services that have value to individuals and society. We offer a balanced and ethical introduction to this field, which can guide you in marketing your own business, a firm that you work for, or your personal brand. It is compatible with any other major or concentration. The Marketing minor provides broad latitude to choose coursework in general marketing, digital marketing, global marketing, creative marketing, psychology and marketing, and social sector marketing. You can customize your own program to meet your individual, professional or academic objectives.
NOTE: Students majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing or Marketing/ Information Systems may not minor in Marketing.
The Sales minor prepares students with skills to build relationships, strengthen their confidence and develop their business presentation skills. Students who choose this minor complete specific classes covering sales principles, how to sell, selling techniques, managing sales people, and use of data and technology. The Sales minor provides academic and applied experience in gaining a competitive advantage in sales-related occupations, which include roles across many industries.
NOTE: Students majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing or Joint Emphasis in Marketing and Information Systems may not minor in Sales.
Additonal Information on all Minors
For more information on all of our business minor, visit the Current CSUF catalog.