Business Administration, Minor

Business is everywhere. The minor in business administration at Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business provides students in all majors a broad, business-oriented supplement to their major field of study. Students will develop skills and gain an understanding of essential principles across business disciplines vital to many professions and businesses.

The business administration minor at SLU is only available to non-business students.

Required Courses
ACCT 2200Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2220Accounting for Decision Making 13
BIZ 1002Business Foundations Excel Lab0
BTM 2000Introduction to Business Technology Management3
ECON 1900Principles of Economics (meets CORE 3600 Ways of Thinking: Social and Behavioral Sciences) 23
FIN 3010Principles of Finance3
MGT 3000Management Theory and Practice3
MKT 3000Introduction to Marketing Management3
OPM 2070Introduction to Business Statistics 23
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Intermediate Macroeconomics 3, 4
Intermediate Microeconomics 3, 4
Introduction to International Business (meets University Core Attribute: Global Interdependence)
Legal Environment of Business I
Introduction to Management Science and Operations Management
Total Credits30

Course prerequisite of BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab (0 cr) may be met via Microsoft Excel certification.


Additional prerequisite: MATH 1200 College Algebra.


Additional prerequisite: MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus or MATH 1510 Calculus I.


Students earning the B.A. in economics cannot count this course towards the business administration minor.


Outside of the Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), a maximum of one business course (3 credit hours) may be used to fulfill requirements in two business majors/minors.

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in all courses used to fulfill minor requirements. If the minor GPA falls below a 2.00, students will have one semester to increase their minor GPA to a 2.00, or they will not be allowed to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level minor courses.

Students can complete all or part of the business administration minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid. 

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