Minors from the College of Business Administration
Minor in Business Administration
Add a business minor to an Art degree, Media & Communications degree, Math degree… Any degree program can be enhanced with the practicality of Business.
To graduate with a minor in Business Administration, students must complete 20 credits of coursework in business, including MGT 200 Growing a Business.
Minor in World Peace
To graduate with a minor in world peace, students must complete:
GOV 290 Collective Consciousness and World Peace (4 credits)
From the perspective of the Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science, students explore the principles and dynamics of collective consciousness and their relationship to governmental functioning, societal trends, and the quality of life in society. Students examine published evidence verifying the beneficial changes in society produced by the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, with particular reference to the implications of these technologies of consciousness for enhancing governmental achievements and promoting world peace. (Offered jointly with the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science)
MVS/GOV 380 The Individual as the Unit of World Peace (4 credits)
This course explores how the individual can used as a unit of world peace (Offered jointly with the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science).
Plus 12 credits of coursework from the following:
LIT 207 The Bhagavad-Gita LIT 366 The Peace Film LIT 370 Literature and the Environment MGT 402 Managing for Sustainability MGT 403 World Peace Project MGT 405 Cross-Cultural Communication MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation MVS 302 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 1–3 MVS 303 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 4–6 MVS 304 Application of Maharishi Vedic Science MVS 307 Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Science MVS 330 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi® Course SL—P101 Sustainable Global Environment
Minor in Government
This Minor in Government encompasses the universal principles of all governments, while spanning a wide variety of topics, such as International Law, Ethics, Human Resources, and more. To graduate with a Minor in Government, students must complete 20 credits of coursework in government (GOV) or the following MGT courses:
MGT 414 Taxation (2-4 credits)
State and federal taxation are instruments of social policy. The principles of taxation must be considered in the planning and decision-making process of every organization whether profit or nonprofit. This course surveys basic tax concepts and their use in individual and organizational tax planning. Topics include social policy implications of taxation,concepts of income, tax reporting, taxpaying entities, deductions, property transactions, and gain or loss recognition.
MGT 428 Business Law and Ethics (4 credits)
Law is a tool of progress. It creates the legal form of the business and enables business people to communicate clearly. It facilitates their commercial relationships and averts problems before they arise. Familiarity with business law and the natural laws upon which it is based promotes success for the individual and society. Topics include contracts, torts, agency, bankruptcy, secured transactions and property (real, personal, and intellectual property.) Students learn to select the most appropriate form of organization for their business and draft simple contracts.
MGT 429 Human Resource Management (4 credits)
People are an organization’s most important asset. Success comes from organizing and managing people to produce the products and services that customers value. This survey course exposes students to the full array of human resource functions human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training, performance management, compensation, unions, and upholding employer/employee rights and responsibilities. The students become familiar with the role of human resource department staff in designing human resource systems, as well as the critical role line managers and supervisors play in using these systems effectively to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Students also design a comprehensive human resource section for their business plan.
MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation (4 credits)
This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation. Students gain practical negotiation skills through workshops and case studies. Topics include understanding other parties, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions.
GOV 445 Environmental Law (2-4 credits)
From local regulations about water quality to global initiatives like the Kyoto Accord, the law is an important tool for regulating our use of the environment. During this course, students will become familiar with international treaties and protocols on global warming, pollution, and endangered species. The class will also study the key features of American environmental law including the Clean Air and Water Act, the Environmental Protection Act, and other current policies and regulations. Perhaps most importantly, students will understand the lawmaking process as a way to use the legal system to bring about positive change and build sustainable communities.