Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Develop your career with a business foundations minor from UNT.
Expand your business skills and add a business foundations minor to your undergraduate education.

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Business Foundations Minor Highlights

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business ranked 9th in Texas and 61st in the South by
UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
With a student body of more than 8,000 students, the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest colleges of business in the nation.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and contributes to the economic development of the region.

Business Foundations Minor Courses You Could Take

Organizational Behavior (3 hrs)
Individual behavior in formal organizations. Cases, lectures and experiential exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making and performance, and individual differences.
Finance (3 hrs)
Overview of money and the banking system; interest and present value calculations; financial information; analysis and financial decision making; security markets.
Accounting Principles I (Financial Accounting) (3 hrs)
External uses of accounting information; interpretation of accounting data; analysis of financial statements; income and cash flow analysis; nature of assets and liabilities; understanding accounting reporting process.
Accounting Principles II (Managerial Accounting) (3 hrs)Study of the use of accounting information for business decision making. Topics include
cost behavior analysis, cost-volume-profit relationships, and the identification of costs relevant to the decision-making process. Students are introduced to various cost system designs, standard costs, variable costing, operational budgeting, and decision making in decentralized business.
Foundations of Marketing Practice for Non-Business Majors (3 hrs)
An introductory survey of marketing terminology, concepts and practices from an applied perspective. Emphasis is on the activities performed by marketing managers to address real world marketing problems. Primary emphasis is on the identification of marketing opportunities and the planning and execution of marketing mix activities required to target these opportunities. Marketing mix topics include development and management of products/services, price setting and management, supply chain and distribution channel management, and management of integrated marketing communications. Special emphasis is given to ethical, socially-responsible and sustainable decision making and business practices.
Foundations of Marketing Practice (3 hrs)
Survey of marketing concepts and practices and overview of the range of activities performed by marketing managers. Topics include the identification of market opportunities, strategic marketing planning, product/service development and management, price setting and management, establishing and managing distribution channels, and structuring promotional programs.

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