Business Minors

Taking business courses can be valuable to any student, regardless of their major. The H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers ten business minors from which to choose. Each strengthens students’ skills in areas from accounting to finance to marketing, helping them to compete and pursue excellence in the workforce. Whether you plan to be a communications specialist, fashion designer or nutritionist, a minor will assist you on your path toward professional success.


The Accounting minor offers students both a deep understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and the opportunity to tailor their business education through electives in desired areas of accounting. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (15 hours)

ACCT 2311 – Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 – Principles of Accounting II
Upper-Division Electives (9 hours)

The Business Administration minor provides a strong foundation in essential business areas. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (18 hours)

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
BINT 3331 International Business Management
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BLAW 3317 Business Law
MIS 2321 Introduction to Information System

The Economics minor offers a comprehensive study of economics and encompasses both U.S. and international outlooks. The minor in economics requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (18 hours)

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3325 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

The Finance minor strengthens students’ financial management and planning skills and understanding of markets. This minor in finance requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (15 hours)

BFIN 3310 Personal Financial Planning
BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets

Note: Two of the courses above also require prerequisites, which must be met: ACCT 2311, ECON 2301, and ECON 2302.

The Financial Planning minor is designed to provide Accounting students an opportunity to gain an understanding of current topics in financial planning as well as to develop the necessary skills to prepare comprehensive financial plans. Students who complete the required courses will fulfill the education requirements to be eligible to take the Certified Financial Planner exam. The Financial Planning minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (21 hours)

ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
BFIN 3310 Personal Financial Planning
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning
BFIN 3326 Risk Management and Insurance
BFIN 4310/BLAW 4310 Estate Planning
BFIN 4315 Retirement Planning and Benefits
BFIN 4381 Financial Planning Capstone

The International Business minor offers an expansive view of business issues and practices abroad. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required Courses (6 hours)

BINT 3331 International Business Management
BINT 3361 International Marketing

Completion of three of the following courses (9 hours)

BINT 3345/ACCT 3345 International Accounting
BINT 3355/BFIN 3355 International Banking and Finance
BINT 4310/ECON 4310 International Economics
BINT 4320/BLAW 4320 International Business Law
BINT 4340 International Entrepreneurship
BINT 4360 Cross Border
BINT 4380/BMKT 4380 Importing and Exporting
BINT 4390 International Policies and Relations
BINT 4399 Special Topics

The minor in Management provides key theoretical frameworks and practical management skills. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required courses (12 hours)

BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior
BMGT 4390 Business Ethics

Completion of two of the following courses (6 hours)

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
BMGT 3380 Business Communication
BMGT 4340 Management Skills
BMGT 4315 Retirement Planning and Benefits
BMGT 4351 Seminar in Business and Society
BMGT 4356 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development
BMGT 4363/MIS 4363 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
BMGT 4370 Project Management
BMGT 4373 Operations Management
BMGT 4399 Special Topics

The Minor in Management Information Systems (MIS) is a comprehensive program that offers a broad view of the role and intersection of technology, data, systems and management processes in business. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required course (3 hours)

MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems

Completion of four of the following MIS courses at the 3000 level or above (12 hours)

MIS 3325 Introduction to Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
MIS 3362 Systems Analysis and Specification
MIS 3363 Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems
MIS 4310 iOS Application Development and Management
MIS 4363/BMGT 4363 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
MIS 3367 Networks and Telecommunications
MIS 4320 Android Application Development and Management
MIS 4325 Predictive Analytics and Forecasting
MIS 4330 Data Mining and Data Analytics
MIS 4335 Large Scale Distributed Processing
MIS 4346 Systems and Quality Management
MIS 4370/BMGT 4370 Project Management
MIS 4373 Operations Management
MIS 4399 Special Topics

The minor in Marketing program provides a foundation in essential business principles as well as an opportunity for in-depth examinations of the many dimensions of marketing. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required courses (6 hours)

BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing

Including one of the following: 

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I

Completion of four of the following courses (12 hours)

BMKT 3333 Integrated Marketing Communications
BMKT 3334 Service Marketing
BMKT 3340 Retailing
BMKT 3355 Internet Marketing
BMKT 3361/BINT 3361 International Marketing
BMKT 3365 Product Design and Brand Management
BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
BMKT 4390 Marketing Management

The minor in Sport Management helps prepare students for careers in or related to athletics. This minor requires the completion of the following courses. Course prerequisites must be observed.

Required courses (18 hours)

SMHP 3301 Introduction to Sport Management
SMHP 3302 Human Factors in Sport Management
SMHP 3303 Seminar in Sports Organizations and Public Market
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMKT 3333 Integrated Marketing Communications
PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications