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Minor in Business Administration

Minor in Business Analytics

Minor in Business Operations

Minor in Finance

Minor in International Business

Minor in Management Information Systems

Minor in Managerial Skills

 

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Minor in Business Administration

The Minor in Business Administration is open to students from other UIC colleges. Students must submit a request form to the Undergraduate Student Services (Room 1118 University Hall). Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Core Business Administration course credits toward their degrees. Students pursuing this minor should register through the CBA departments offering the courses of interest. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18–19 hours (6 courses).

Required Courses
Hours
Select one course from the core offerings of each CBA department (Accounting, Finance, Information and Decision Sciences, and Managerial Studies) as listed below.

Select the remaining two courses from any of the core department offerings on the list below:
18–19
Accounting
ACTG 210—Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACTG 211—Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
Finance
FIN 301—Introduction to Managerial Finance (3)
FIN 302—Introduction to Investments (3)
Information and Decision Sciences
IDS 200—Introduction to Management Information Systems (4)a
IDS 312—Business Project Management (3)
IDS 355—Operations Management
Managerial Studies
MGMT 340—Introduction to Organizations (3)
MGMT 350—Business and Its External Environment (3)
MKTG 360—Introduction to Marketing (3)
Total Hours—Minor in Business Administration
18–19

a This is a four-hour course. Minors that include this course must total 19 hours rather than 18 hours.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor at UIC.

 

Minor in Business Analytics

Business analytics focuses on the use of data driven, analytical, and computing approaches for effective business decision making and management. Data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, business intelligence analysis, and simulation have become critical across business functions such as marketing, finance, and human resource management. The Business Analytics minor helps students develop skills in these areas and enhances their knowledge and marketability. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to the IDS Department (2402 UH) to enroll. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore, students must register through the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (2402 UH). A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
Hours
The minor requires 12 hours (4 courses):  
IDS 371—Business Statistics IIa
3
   
Selective Courses: Select 9 hours from the following:
9
IDS 410—Business Database Technology (3)b  
IDS 420—Business Model Simulation (3)c  
IDS 460—Survey Sampling: Theory and Methods (3)d  
IDS 462—Statistical Software for Business Applications (3)e  
IDS 472—Business Data Mining (3)f  
IDS 476—Business Forecasting Using Time Series Methods (3)g  
IDS 478—Regression Analysis (3)h  
MKTG 460—Marketing Analytics (3)i  
Total Minimum Hours—Minor in Business Analytics
12
   
Nonbusiness students will be required to take two Business Core courses (IDS 200 and IDS 270) or their equivalents as prerequisites to complete the minor.  
IDS 200—Introduction to Management Information Systems
4
IDS 270—Business Statistics Ij
4

a The prerequisites for IDS 371 are IDS 270 and MATH 165.

bThe prerequisite for IDS 410 is IDS 201 or IDS 331.

cThe prerequisites for IDS 420 are credit or concurrent registration in IDS 355 and credit or concurrent registration in IDS 331 or equivalent.
d The prerequisite for IDS 460 is IDS 371.
e The prerequisite for IDS 462 is IDS 371 or consent of the instructor.
f The prerequisite for IDS 472 is IDS 371 or the equivalent.
g The prerequisite for IDS 476 is IDS 371 or ECON 346 or consent of the instructor.
h The prerequisite for IDS 478 is IDS 371.

i The prerequisites for MKTG 460 are IDS 270 and MKTG 360.
j The prerequisite for IDS 270 is MATH 160 or MATH 165. 


Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor at UIC.


Minor in Business Operations

Streamlining business operations, coordinating complex supply chains, and managing customer relations have become critical success factors in business administration. The Business Operations minor trains students in these skills and makes them marketable. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to the IDS Department (2402 UH) to enroll. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore students must register through the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (2402 University Hall). A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
Hours
The minor requires 12 hours (4 courses) from the list below:
12
IDS 312—Business Project Management (3)a  
IDS 331—Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3)b  
IDS 420—Business Model Simulation (3)c   
IDS 435—Organization Models and Methods (3)d    
IDS 437—Stochastic Methods (3)e   
IDS 446—Decision Analysis (3)f    
IDS 450—Advanced Operations Management (3)g    
IDS 454—Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)h  
MGMT 481—Managerial Logistics (3)k  
Total Minimum Hours—Minor in Business Operations
12
   
Nonbusiness students will be required to take three Business Core courses (IDS 200, IDS 270, and IDS 355) or their equivalents as prerequisites to complete the minor.  
IDS 200—Introduction to Management Information Systems
4
IDS 270—Business Statistics Ii
4
IDS 355—Operations Managementj
3

a The prerequisite for IDS 312 is IDS 200.
b The prerequisite for IDS 331 is IDS 200. Recommended background is ACTG 110.
c The prerequisite for IDS 420 is credit or concurrent registration in IDS 331 or IDS 355.
d The prerequisites for IDS 435 are IDS 355 and MATH 205 or the equivalent.
e The prerequisite for IDS 437 is IDS 355 and IDS 371.
f The prerequisite for IDS 446 is IDS 371.
g The prerequisite for IDS 450 is IDS 355.
h The prerequisite for IDS 454 is IDS 355.
i The prerequisite for IDS 270 is MATH 160 or MATH 165.
j The prerequisites for IDS 355 are IDS 200, IDS 270, ENGL 161, and ECON 218.

k The prerequisite for MGMT 481 is IDS 355.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor at UIC.

Minor in Finance

The Minor in Finance introduces the student to the principles of finance, applies these principles to analyzing several financial issues, and develops problem-solving and quantitative skills that are widely used in business.

The Minor in Finance is open to undergraduate students from any unit and college at UIC. Students submit a request form to the Undergraduate Student Services (1118 University Hall) in order to be considered for enrollment in the Minor in Finance. Students must consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of Finance course credit toward their degree. Since open registration for most finance courses is restricted to students in the College of Business Administration, students in the Finance Minor who are not CBA majors need to register through the Department of Finance (Room 2429 University Hall). Students must be in good academic standing with their respective colleges.

Students majoring in one of the other (nonfinance) CBA majors can apply any finance courses taken to satisfy elective requirements toward both the minor and as electives toward the degree.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
Hours
FIN 301—Introduction to Managerial Finance
3
FIN 302—Introduction to Investments
3
FIN 310—Investmentsa
3
FIN 320—Managerial Financeb
3
Three hours from any of the 400-level finance courses that fulfill the requirements for the Finance major
3
Total Hours—Finance Minor
15

a For those students enrolled in the Minor in Finance before Fall 2013, FIN 300 and one 400-level elective may be substituted for FIN 301 and 302.
b The prerequisites for this course are FIN 301 and 302 (or FIN 300 for those students enrolled in the Minor in Finance before Fall 2013).

A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least three-fifths of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Minor in International Business

The College of Business Administration offers a Minor in International Business for undergraduate students in the College of Business Administration. The minor is an option that students may choose if they wish to complement their major field of study with knowledge in the area of international business. The minor requires 15 hours as distributed below:

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
Hours
ECON 221—Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applicationsa
3
   
Three coursesa selected from the following:
9
ACTG 484—International Accounting (3)b  
ECON 333—International Economics (3)    
ECON 334—Economic Development (3)    
ENTR 435—International Entrepreneurship (3)  
FIN 340—International Financial Markets (3)  
FIN 442—International Corporate Financial Management (3)b  
MGMT 460—Business, Society, and Global Economy (3)  
MKTG 469—International Marketing (3)  
   
One coursec from the following list courses:
3
ANTH 101—World Cultures: Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)  
ANTH 214—Sex and Gender in World Cultures (3)  
POLS 130—Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)  
POLS 184—Introduction to International Relations (3)  
SOC 225—Racial and Ethnic Groups (3)  
SOC 268—Introduction to Comparative Sociology (3)  
Total Hours—Minor International Business
15

a No more than six of the twelve hours of business courses required for the minor may be counted toward the major requirements. The remaining hours may be counted toward the business electives requirement. For example, a student majoring in Economics may count ECON 333 and ECON 334 toward the required courses in economics; other business courses from the above list are counted toward the student’s business electives.
b ACTG 484 and FIN 442 have a prerequisite course that is not included in the Business Core.
c Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog to determine if which of these courses are approved General Education courses.

Students are encouraged to use their nine elective hours to take courses that would complement the required courses listed above, e.g., additional General Education courses in the field of international studies and courses in a foreign language. Depending on the major, completion of this minor may bring the total number of semester hours to over 120.


Minor in Management Information Systems

Information systems are transforming business management. They have become critical to performing almost every function of business. The Management Information Systems minor trains students in the software, tools, and systems that are widely used across business. Students develop database and system design skills, computing and programming skills, including Internet technologies, process analysis, modeling, simulation, and problem solving skills. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to the IDS Department (2402 UH) to enroll. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of the Information and Decision Sciences course credit toward their degree. Registration for most IDS courses is restricted to students in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences; therefore students must register through the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (2402 University Hall). A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 12 hours (4 courses) distributed as follows:

Required Courses
Hours
Programming Course: Select 3 hours from the following:
3
IDS 201—Introduction to Business Programming (3)a
 
IDS 331—Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3)b  
   
Systems Course: 3 hours  
IDS 410—Business Database Technologyc
3
   
Selective Courses: Select 6 hours from the following:
6
IDS 312—Business Project Management (3)d  
IDS 400—Advanced Business Programming Using Java (3)e  
IDS 401—Business Object Programming Using Java (3)f  
IDS 405—Business Systems Analysis and Design (3)g  
IDS 406—Business Systems Project (3)h  
IDS 412—Distributed Business Systems (3)i  
IDS 413—Internet Technology and Management (3)j  
IDS 420—Business Model Simulation (3)k  
IDS 422—Knowledge Management Systems (3)l  
IDS 454—Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)m  
IDS 472—Business Data Mining (3)n  
Total Minimum Hours—Minor in Management
Information Systems
12
   
Nonbusiness students will be required to take one Business Core course (IDS 200) or its equivalent as a prerequisite to complete the minor.  
IDS 200—Introduction to Management Information Systems
4

aThe prerequisites for IDS 201 are IDS 200 and MATH 160 or the equivalent.
b The prerequisite for IDS 331 is IDS 200. Recommended background is ACTG 110.
c The prerequisite for IDS 410 is IDS 201 or IDS 331.
d The prerequisite for IDS 312 is IDS 200.
e The prerequisite for IDS 400 is IDS 201 or IDS 331 or a programming course in mathematics or computer science, or consent of the instructor.
f The prerequisite for IDS 401 is IDS 201 or the equivalent.
g The prerequisite for IDS 405 is IDS 201.
h The prerequisite for IDS 406 is knowledge of programming and databases or consent of the instructor.
i The prerequisites for IDS 412 are IDS 201 or IDS 330; and credit or concurrent registration in IDS 410.
j The prerequisites for IDS 413 are IDS 201 and IDS 410.
k The prerequisite for IDS 420 is credit or concurrent registration in IDS 355; or credit or concurrent registration in IDS 331 or the equivalent.
l The prerequisite for IDS 422 is IDS 410 or consent of the instructor.
m The prerequisite for IDS 454 is IDS 355.
n The prerequisite for IDS 472 is IDS 371 or the equivalent.

 

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor at UIC.

Minor in Managerial Skills

Effective management of people and projects is essential for private, public, and nonprofit organizations in all fields. Regardless of their major discipline, students who aspire to leadership roles in their work life will need strong managerial skills in order to advance. The Managerial Skills minor offers course work that encompasses the basic skill set needed for successful management. The minor program is open to majors from other units and colleges. Non-CBA students must submit a request form to the College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs Office (1118 UH). Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and  applicability of the CBA course credit toward their degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.00 is required for admission to and completion of the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
Hours
MGMT 452—Organizational Behaviora
3
   
Selective Courses: 9 hours from the following:
9
IDS 312—Business Project Management (3)b  
MGMT 453—Human Resource Management (3)c  
MGMT 463—Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)a  
MGMT 466—Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity (3)a  
Total Hours—Managerial Skills Minor
12

aThe prerequisite for MGMT 452, 463, and 466 is MGMT 340.
b The prerequisite for IDS 312 is IDS 200.
c The prerequisites for MGMT 453 are MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.

For CBA majors, at least two of the courses for the minor must be different from courses counting towards their major requirements (not including Business Electives). Prerequisites for the minor form part of the Business Core taken by all CBA majors.

Nonbusiness students will be required to take MGMT 340—Introduction to Organizations as a prerequisite to complete the minor; nonbusiness students may also need to take MGMT 350—Business and its External Environment and IDS 200—Introduction to Management Information Systems or their equivalent as prerequisites for their selective courses in the minor.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor
A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A 2.50 grade point average is required for all work completed for the minor at UIC.