Students from colleges other than Business may want to augment the coursework from their degree program with a minor in a business-related area. The minor consists of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 30 semester hours, in subjects available in the College of Business. Students electing a minor may use the courses completed in their general education requirements as part of the required hours in a minor. For example, the minors in business count ECN 142 and 143 in the general education requirement and not in the 30 semester hour maximum in the College.

Note: Students in the College of Business may choose economics as a minor but may not select any of the other minors in business.

The approved business minors are shown below. The minor program must have the approval of an undergraduate advisor, Room 102, Business Administration Building, 256.824.6024.

handsAccounting

focuses on understanding financial statements, accounting functions like cost accounting and auditing, and individual and small business taxes. It is a useful complement to any major for those interested in financial record-keeping, regulations, reporting, and taxes.

handsBusiness

is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge necessary to identify meaningful patterns in business data, understand cause and effect, and help organizations reduce risk, make better decisions, and secure a competitive advantage

handsEconomics

explores broad patterns and trends, markets and industries, as well as strategic thinking and policy analysis. It is easy to combine with any UAH major – it’s only four additional courses if you select Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics in Charger Foundations.

handsEntrepreneurship

is a practicum-based minor designed for students from any discipline who are interested in launching their own business. Apply technologies, ideas, and experiences from your own major toward developing your business plan.

UAH’s Dorothy S. Davidson Invention to Innovation Center (I²C), which is colocated with the Business Administration Building, offers programs and activities to encourage collaboration and innovation among tech startups in the region.

handsFinance

teaches the modern analytic principles of finance applicable to a career in banking, insurance, and more. For science and engineering majors, a finance minor combined with your mathematical skills can be excellent preparation for a career in quantitative and analytical finance.

handsHuman Resource Management

focuses on people – specifically, making sure an organization hires the right people, in the right numbers, at the right time. A minor in human resource management will help you understand hiring, compensation, training, promotions, and benefits processes and decisions

handsManagement & Leadership

will help you become a better leader and enable you to position yourself and your future organization for success. It is designed to help graduates acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a managerial role.

handsMarketing

provides an understanding of customers and buyer behavior with regard to developing new products and brands, developing a distribution strategy, and managing branding and promotional campaigns, including using social media.