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Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor Requirements
ENT 201Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 301Entrepreneurship II3
Select twelve additional credit hours from the following:12
Group I:
Introductory Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Personal Finance
Introduction to Business
Business Law I
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Professional Selling and Sales Management
Advertising and Promotion
Group II:
Introduction to Web Page Development
Introduction to Web Graphics
Decision Support Systems
Beginning Drawing I
Two-Dimensional Design
Human Ecology
Technology and Society
Construction Materials
Organic Chemistry II
Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management
Introduction to Film
Production I
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduction to Public Relations
Interpersonal Communication
Persuasion
Small Group Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Organizational Communication
Public Relations Campaigns
Economics of Health Care
Economics of the Environment
Electrical Circuits I
Programming for Engineering Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting I
Computer-Aided Drafting II
Engineering Materials
Technical Report Writing
Technology and Society
Creative Writing: Prose
Creative Writing: Poetry
Document Design
French for the Professional
Globalization, Labor, and Resources
Human Resources and Operations Management
Technology And Society
Introduction to Digital Photography
Web Content and Design
Web Content and Design
Media Law and Ethics
Publication Design
Multimedia Authoring
Multimedia Authoring
Introduction to Mediation
Conflict Management
Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing Methods
Entrepreneurship in Music
Electronics for Music Applications
Commercial Music Seminar
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Law for the Recreation and Sport Practitioner
Marketing in Recreation and Sport
Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport
Spanish for the Professional
Production Participation
Technical Production 1
Acting I
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary French I
Elementary German I
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Chinese II
Elementary French II
Elementary German II
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate French I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate French II
Intermediate German II
Intermediate Spanish II
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Finance Minor

(Accounting Majors Only)

Minor Requirements
FIN 310Investments3
FIN 321Financial Markets and Institutions3
ECO 363Money and Banking3
ACC 330Intermediate Accounting I3
or ACC 336 Individual Income Tax
Select two of the following upper-division Finance electives:6
Financial Management II
Portfolio Management
Futures and Options
International Financial Management
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 4 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. No more than 3 credit hours of D permitted in minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

General Business Minor

Non-business Majors Only

Minor Requirements
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECO 261 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 210Personal Finance3
GBA 211Business Law I3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

International Studies Minor

The minor in International Studies is designed to give students exposure to international issues from different perspectives. With the growing globalization of business, governments, and recreation, it is almost certain that today's students will participate in international activities. This minor can help prepare them to maximize the benefit from those interactions.

Minor Requirements
Select twenty-four credit hours from the following groups: 124
Foreign Language Group:
Elementary French I
Elementary German I
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary French II
Elementary German II
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate Spanish I
French for the Professional
German for the Professional
Spanish for the Professional
Social Science Group:
Geography of Europe
Globalization, Labor, and Resources
English History since 1688
Recent European History
History of Latin America
Comparative Political Systems
American Foreign Policy
Selected Topics in Religion
War, Peace, & Religion
Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies
Selected Topics in Comparative Philosophy
Business Group:
International Trade
Comparative Economic Systems
International Financial Management
Global Viewpoint
and Business Study/Travel Experience
International Management
International Marketing and Trade
Total Credit Hours24

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Leadership Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies. This minor is a multidisciplinary field of study that concentrates on leadership in the context of human environment (organizational, personal, educational, family, etc.). The minor provides a foundation for understanding the qualities and characteristics of good leaders in different settings.

Students interested in minoring in Leadership Studies should discuss this with their major academic advisor to decide on the best fit area of concentration. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Leadership Studies. 

Minor Requirements
Core Leadership Courses:
LDR 140Introduction to Leadership3
LDR 420Leadership Practicum3
PHL 230Ethics3
LAT 335Introduction to Mediation3
or LAT 430 Conflict Management
Students must complete at least 9 credit hours from one of the following areas of concentration:9
Communication Leadership
Presentational Communication
Introduction to Public Relations
Small Group Communication
Organizational Communication
Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication
Business/Management Leadership
Entrepreneurship I
Business Communications
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Theory, Design and Change Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Community Leadership
Introduction to Public Relations
Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication
Community Health
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Public Administration
Social Problems
Student Leadership
Interpersonal Communication
Public Administration
Selected Topics in Leadership Studies
Student Leadership Independent Project
Social Psychology
Diversity Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Social Problems
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Military Leadership
Leadership Practicum
Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking
Leadership Practicum
Adaptive Leadership and Professional Competence
Leadership Practicum
and Leadership and Decision Making
Leadership Practicum
and Army Doctrine and Team Building
Total Credit Hours21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Professional Business Minor

The Professional Business Minor will allow non-business majors to meet all the competency requirements and fulfill the program prerequisites for the MBA program.

Non-business Majors Only

Minor Requirements
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
FIN 301Financial Management3
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With a range of minors to choose from, you can customize a program focused on your individual needs.

Are you ready to declare a minor? Download, sign and submit the form to the Craig School of Business.

Minor: Finance, General Busines, Professional Business
Minor: Entrepreneurship
Minor: Leadership

Declaring a Minor
A student cannot get a minor in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration. Minor coursework must consist of a minimum of four credit hours beyond the student’s major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.

Requirements for All Minors
To be awarded a minor, an overall GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the required minor coursework unless a higher standard is noted for a specific minor program. The same course in a degree minor may be used to fulfill major course requirements unless stated in a major or minor. Substitution courses are not allowed.