What is General Business?
General Business provides broad exposure to all crucial components that contribute to a business. You'll get an overview of many functions in the business world and base your studies on how these functions interact. General business allows you to study all functions of a business operation rather than a specialization in any one area of business.
Why a minor in General Business?
This minor is an excellent option if you are a working professional, established in your career or a student seeking a minor with a wide variety of online courses in areas where you would like to build more skills and develop more. A career in business can lead to a job at any corporation or business, but there is an increasing need for business skills in government, commerce, and non-profit organizations. Business principles can serve as the backbone for economic, political and social systems at all levels. Elective options from operations and supply chain management, accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship, and international business allow students to customize their curriculum based on their career interests and aspirations.
Jobs in General Business
This flexible minor allows students to study in a variety of business areas related to his/her career goals. Courses expose students to various areas of business necessary in the competitive marketplace.
Students will be well prepared for a career such as:
- Account Manager
- Business Manager
- Business Owner
- Officer Manager
- Operations Manager
- Project Manager
- Sales Representative
Faculty teaching general business courses have practical work experience that enhances the learning environment. Like all University of Michigan instructors, they have a passion for education and years of experience teaching and researching current business issues.
A General Business minor is well suited for all majors, especially those pursuing an online degree. Those students pursuing a major in Actuarial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Healthcare Administration, Performing Arts/Theatre, and STEM majors greatly enhance their career options with a General Business minor. Interested students can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or schedule an appointment with a business advisor.
General Business Minor Requirement
Fifteen credits, with a grade point average of C (2.0) or higher, from:
ACC 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3) (prerequisite: MTH 111)
ACC 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) (prerequisite: ACC 202)
BUS 110 - Business Concepts and Careers (3)
BUS 250 - Contemporary Legal Issues for Business (3)
EIM 340 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
FIN 269 - Personal Finance (3)
FIN 361 - Financial Management (3) (prerequisite: ACC 201, SCM 211 or MTH 375, ECN 201, ECN 202)
MGT 341 - Human Behavior in Organizations (3) (prerequisite: a course in sociology or psychology)
MKT 330 - Principles of Marketing (3) (prerequisite: ECN 202)
Please refer to the online catalog
for the General Business Minor Requirements.