Why minor in business?
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University offers minor courses of study from a variety of business disciplines designed to complement bachelor degrees in business and beyond. Graduates who possess a business minor benefit from functional business knowledge, enabling them to effectively contribute to a diverse set of industries and professions.
The general business minor
The general business minor is open to students from any program except those who are pursuing a major in the Walker College of Business. Students gain foundational knowledge in every business background, including accounting, financial management, information systems, marketing principles, microeconomics, and management or organizational behavior.
Students who wish to delve deeper into one or more functional business areas may select from a variety of business minors, as indicated below.
Minors for students of any major
Students from any major (business or non-business) may choose to minor in:
- Accounting *
- Computer Information Systems *
- Employee Benefits
- Hospitality and Tourism Management*
- Human Resource Management
- International Business *
- Supply Chain Management *
- Sustainable Business
* Students earning a major in the same discipline may not enroll in the minor.
Non-business majors may only pursue one business minor.
Minors for non-business majors
Additionally, students who are not pursuing a major in the Walker College of Business may choose to minor in:
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- General Business
- Digital Marketing
- General Marketing
- Marketing Sales
Minors for business majors
Additionally, only students who are pursuing a major in the Walker College of Business may choose to minor in:
- Advanced Entrepreneurship
- Marketing - Professional Selling
- [New] Finance & Banking *^
- [New] Risk Management & Insurance *^
^ These minors may also be earned by Actuarial Science majors.