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Enter the World of Business

A minor in Business Administration is ideal for any RIT undergraduate students from outside Saunders College of Business interested in a broad exposure to the world of business. Students, ranging from technical programs to liberal arts, will get an introduction to business disciplines and enhance their education. A business administration minor provides an understanding of business principles, and a more substantial skill set for any non-business student as they begin their career.

Students interested in pursuing a Master's in Business Administration degree could strategically use certain business minor courses to waive certain MBA foundation courses for an accelerated 4+1 MBA.

Policy specific to the Business Administration minor:

This minor is not available to Saunders College of Business majors.

Business Administration at a glance

The business administration minor consists of five courses.  Students are required to complete a minimum of three of the following courses and two electives:

Curriculum

Course
Required Courses
Choose three of the following
ACCT-110
Financial Accounting
An introduction to the way in which corporations report their financial performance to interested stakeholders such as investors and creditors. Coverage of the accounting cycle, generally accepted accounting principles, and analytical tools help students become informed users of financial statements.
BLEG-200
Business Law I
An introduction to legal principles and their relationship to business organizations. Explores the U.S. legal system, the U.S. court system, civil and criminal procedure, the role of government agencies, legal research, and the substantive areas of law most relevant to business, including constitutional law, tort law, criminal law, contract law, intellectual property, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy, business entities, securities regulation, and antitrust law.
DECS-310
Operations Management
A survey of operations and supply chain management that relates to both service- and goods- producing organizations. Topics include operations and supply chain strategies; ethical behavior; forecasting; product and service design, including innovation and sustainability; capacity and inventory management; lean operations; managing projects; quality assurance; global supply chains; and the impacts of technology.
INTB-225
Global Business Environment
Being an informed global citizen requires an understanding of the global business environment. Organizations critical to the development of the global business environment include for-profit businesses, non-profits, governmental, non-governmental, and supranational agencies. This course introduces students to the interdependent relationships between organizations and the global business environment. A holistic approach is used to examine the diverse economic, political, legal, cultural, and financial systems that influence both organizations and the global business environment.
MGMT-215
Organizational Behavior
As an introductory course in managing and leading organizations, this course provides an overview of human behavior in organizations at the individual, group, and organizational level with an emphasis on enhancing organizational effectiveness. Topics include: individual differences, work teams, motivation, communication, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational change.
MKTG-230
Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the field of marketing, stressing its role in the organization and society. Emphasis is on determining customer needs and wants and how the marketer can satisfy those needs through the controllable marketing variables of product, price, promotion and distribution.
FINC-120*
Personal Financial Management*
FINC-220*
Financial Management*
Electives
Choose two electives from courses within Saunders College of Business.

* Student may choose only one of the finance courses.