The business minor provides an introduction to the skills needed for success in the rapidly changing and evolving world of business. Because it is designed for non-business students who seek to learn business essentials to enhance their own area of expertise, the minor provides broad exposure to business concepts and theories. The minor also presents and integrates the major functional areas in business to solve management problems through the use of IT. Strong written and oral communication skills are expected.


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: BUS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

Select at least four courses from the following:12
Accounting in a Global Economy
Corporate Finance and Investments in a Global Economy
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Information Systems (Mason Core)
Principles of Marketing
Total Credits12


Select the fifth course from the following:3
Courses from the preceding list
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing a New Enterprise
Introduction to International Business (Mason Core)
Managing Projects and Operations
Special Topics: Business Minor
Creating Value for Business Stakeholders
Creating Value for Business Stakeholders
Total Credits3