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Business Administration Minor and Entrepreneurial Option

PURPOSE:

The Business Administration Minor is designed for students who have a major in a college other than business at the University of Northern Colorado. This minor provides a broad exposure to the functional areas in business, including accounting, computer information systems, finance, management, and marketing.

The minor can provide you with the basic business knowledge you need to succeed in almost any area of study, from artists who dream of owning a studio, social workers who hope to manage a department or non profit organization, or any professional who will be responsible for managing budgets and wants to position themselves for future success. Upon completion, you’ll understand:

  • How to build a budget and determine the future value of money
    and assets.
  • Basic concepts about marketing, and how it is applied in both
    business and non-business organizations.
  • How to manage information systems, including software,
    hardware, networking, internet and e-commerce.
  • Accounting as the language of business, including financial
    statement and cost information development, and the analysis of
    decision making.
  • Organizational behavior and human resources issues.

In addition to the Business Administration Minor, there is a Business Administration Minor with an Entrepreneurial Option available. It requires six additional hours of study, and provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, marketing analysis and an understanding of small business enterprises. Set up a meeting with the Monfort College of Business Advising Center and find out if one of these minors is right for you!

If you want to add a Business Administration Minor, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on at least 15 credit hours and obtain written approval from the Monfort College of Business Advising Center. If you have completed 15 or more credit hours and have a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.49, you may apply for admission.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Advising Center (Kepner 1095) or call (970) 351-1233.

[PDF] Click here to view the Business Administration Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the BA Minor Catalog Entry (current year)

Computer Information Systems Minor

CIS knowledge can enhance any degree or career path

The ability to design and develop technology-based solutions can be invaluable in almost every business environment. Regardless of your major, a minor in CIS can increase your marketability in today’s competitive job market and make you more valuable to an employer. It adds a respected level of IT skills and knowledge to your arsenal of business tools.

In a CIS Minor, you’ll follow a structured course of study and also be able to choose from a variety of electives that deepen your technology knowledge.

  • Enjoy hands-on learning using state-of-the-industry hardware and software, PC labs, fully-equipped electronic classrooms and a networking lab.
  • Solve real-world problems using technical skills in database programming, networking and more.
  • Classes are small, which guarantees individualized attention from faculty and a strong focus on student projects and research.
  • Ideal for business majors.
  • Perfect for those studying biology, meteorology, sociology, geography and other sciences.

If you’d like to seek admission to a Computer Information Systems minor, and you're a business major, you must be in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado. If you're a non-business major, you must have completed 15 credit hours with a cumulative UNC GPA of at least 2.5, and you must obtain written approval from the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Non-business majors with a GPA of at least 2.25 may apply for admission.

You should also have a strong understanding of computers, and be motivated to succeed.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Accounting and CIS Office (Kepner 2090) or call (970) 351-2089.

[PDF] Click here to view the CIS Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the CIS Minor Catalog Entry (current year)

Network and Information Systems Security Minor

Learn how to protect valuable business assets

Almost every day new computer hardware and software is introduced to make our lives easier and more efficient. The bad news is cyber crime is on the rise, threatening high tech security in both the public and private sector. The demand for professionals with specialized knowledge in network and information systems security is growing, especially among Homeland Security Agencies.

If you’re interested in developing a skills and knowledge base of security issues for computer networks and accounting information systems, the Network & Information Systems Security (NISS) Minor is for you. The minor is open to both Business and non-Business majors.

You’ll learn about:

  • Network infrastructure, protocols and software
  • Industry operating systems, security strategies and relevant
    products and equipment
  • Accounting concepts and fraud detection

If you’d like to seek admission to a NISS minor, and you're a business major, you must be in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado. If you're a non-business major, you must have completed 15 credit hours with a cumulative UNC GPA of at least 2.5, and you must obtain written approval from the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Non-business majors with a GPA of at least 2.25 may apply for admission.

You should also have a strong understanding of computers, and be motivated to succeed.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Accounting and CIS Office (Kepner 2090) or call (970) 351-2089.

[PDF] Click here to view the NISS Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the NISS Minor Catalog Entry (current year)

Entrepreneurship Minor

Creating opportunities for innovative business development and entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Program at the Monfort College of Business is the program for aspiring student entrepreneurs who are Business majors at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Your course work is customized to fit your unique interests and career plans.
  • You get exceptional mentoring through personal and professional development.
  • Through the course work in this minor, you can test an idea and its viability as a new venture start-up.
  • You get broad exposure to the functional areas of entrepreneurship and business planning strategies.

If you'd like to seek admission to an Entrepreneurship minor, you must be a business major in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado.

Additional Opportunities Within the Entrepreneurial Program Include:

Student Business Incubator
This is a program is designed to foster the successful development of a student’s entrepreneurial company. The program, in partnership with the Weld County and Northern Colorado Small Business Development Center, offers an array of business support resources and services.

The Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
An annual competition and event that attracts business plan entries from the Northern Colorado community. For more information visit www.mcb-echallenge.com.

There is also a Business Administration Minor with an Entrepreneurial option for Non-Business Majors.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Management Office (Kepner 1090) or call (970) 351-2088.

[PDF] Click here to view the Entrepreneurship Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the Entrepreneurship Minor Catalog Entry (current year)

Non-Profit Administration Minor

Prepare for success in the nonprofit business sector

Do you dream of helping nonprofit organizations operate better and more efficiently? Do you want to develop your business expertise and contribute to the success of a nonprofit? Then the Minor in Nonprofit Administration is for you.

The nonprofit sector is growing by leaps and bounds, and the need for highly prepared professionals to lead nonprofits is also soaring. Government funding and programs have been cut while community needs have grown. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, the nonprofit sector had an average annual job growth rate of 2.1 percent from 2000-2010, with the mountain region having an even higher annual nonprofit job growth rate of 3.4 percent. Colorado also employs more than 142,000 nonprofit professionals - or 7.9% of the state’s private employment.

This minor will enable you to apply sound business principles to nonprofit operations. It’s ideal if you’re interested in a career in the nonprofit sector, and since many business professionals donate their time and talents to nonprofits, this minor can make you more valuable as a volunteer, whether serving on a committee or a board of directors.

  • Learn the differences and similarities between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Identify and understand the principles of nonprofit fundraising and fiscal management
  • Develop skills in board and committee development and program planning evaluation
  • Perform an internship at an area nonprofit organization (human services, recreation, healthcare, environmental protection or the arts.)

If you'd like to seek admission to a Non-Profit Administration minor, you must be a business major in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Management Office (Kepner 1090) or call (970) 351-2088.

[PDF] Click here to view the Non-Profit Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the Non-Profit Minor Catalog Entry (current year)

Global Business Minor

Gain a global business perspective

Globalization has an affect on every part of our lives—especially business. The international marketplace has fewer boundaries than ever before. Technology enables us to meet and conduct business matters halfway around the world with ease. Both long-term business strategies and daily management decisions are heavily influenced by exchange rates, crosscultural difference and more. Having a global perspective about business has never been more important.

A Global Business Minor provides you with a broad understanding of global business including finance, economics, management and marketing. This minor shows potential employers your ability to learn, adapt and change in an every-expanding global environment. Plus, you’ll get first-hand global business experience through a study abroad experience.

  • Open to Business majors in good standing.
  • Curriculum includes a first-hand global business experience through a study abroad experience—choose from 14 partner universities in Europe, Australia or Asia
  • Classes are small, which guarantees individualized attention from faculty

If you'd like to seek admission to a Global Business minor, you must be a business major in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado.

To get started, contact the Monfort College of Business Management Office (Kepner 1090) or call (970) 351-2088.

[PDF] Click here to view the Global Business Minor brochure.
Catalog Click here to view the Global Business Minor Catalog Entry (current year)