Minors

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.

Discipline-specific minors

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:

  • Economics 
  • 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