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Minors

The College of Business and Economics (B&E) is pleased to offer minors in business and entrepreneurship to students interested in learning the skills needed for functioning in a business setting or starting their own ventures. The minor curriculum recognizes independent thinking, decision making, and effectiveness in a diverse workplace.

Students are permitted to declare either a minor in Business Administration or Entrepreneurship, but not both.

To qualify for one of these minors a student must have earned a grade of "C" or better in each of the required courses.

*A student pursuing a bachelor's degree from the WVU College of Business and Economics may not complete an academic minor in Business Administration or Entrepreneurship.

Available Minors

Business Minor

Consider a minor in business. It's a great way to expand your career options, to demonstrate versatility and flexibility on your resume, and you can complete a business minor in only two summers! A background in business can be a benefit to you and your employer.

The minor program enhances any major and provides a perspective edge that can open the door to many careers. The world of business is exciting and dynamic. At B&E students learn about the forces that shape our lives in the marketplace. The Business Minor is ideal for nontraditional students and working professionals. Classes are scheduled at convenient times and also online.

Modeled on the dynamic relationships among the functional areas of business, the minor emphasizes effective decisions that balance risks and rewards. With a business minor, you will have a stronger foundation for a career in a variety of business organizations, large or small.

The minors in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship are mutually exclusive. A student is permitted to complete only one of the two minors.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

  • BUSA 201, The Economic System
  • BUSA 202, Survey of Accounting
  • BUSA 310, Survey of Business Law
  • BUSA 320, Survey of Management
  • BUSA 330, Survey of Marketing
  • BUSA 340, Survey of Finance

Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

With an Entrepreneurial Studies Minor, students will have a stronger foundation for a career in a variety of businesses large or small. A minor in entrepreneurial studies allows the student to study both the theory and process of entrepreneurship. Coursework focuses on key business skills particular to both large and small ventures. The online course offerings make it ideal for nontraditional students and working professionals.

The minors in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies are mutually exclusive. A student is permitted to complete only one of the two minors.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

  • BUSA 201, Survey of Economics
  • BUSA 202, Survey of Accounting
  • BUSA 310, Survey of Business Law
  • ENTR 300, Creativity and Idea Generation
  • ENTR 340, Survey of Entrepreneurship (PR: ACCT 201 or BUSA 202)
  • ENTR 380, Survey of Business Planning (PR: ENTR 340)

*A minimum grade of C is required in each course counting toward the minor.
**ACCT 201 may substitute for BUSA 202. 
***ECON 201 and ECON 202 may substitute for BUSA 201.
****The minors in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies are mutually exclusive. A student is permitted to complete only one of the two minors.

How to Declare a Minor

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how the minor fits into your program.

General Information

For questions related to the coursework required for these minors you may contact:

Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising
Room 358
College of Business and Economics
(304) 293-4959
BEAdvisor@mail.wvu.edu

Regents Degree

Students pursuing the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree can earn an Area of Emphasis (AOE) by completing the BUSINESS MINOR coursework during the summer and adding three credit hours of upper-division coursework in economics or entrepreneurship.