Offered by the Fox School of Business and Management, the Minor in General Business Studies is designed for undergraduate degree-seeking students outside the Fox School of Business and Management who are interested in a less quantitatively-focused business minor. The minor provides non-business students with an overview of some critical business areas and allows students the flexibility to select electives to explore interested areas of business. It is designed to enhance students' readiness for work in business or other organizations after graduation and increase their professional marketability.
Campus Locations: Main, Japan, and Online
Chuck Allen, Associate Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Alter Hall, Room 369
Temple Japan Campus
- Please note that some courses may have additional prerequisites, especially in the Foundation area. Students are encouraged to view course descriptions before selecting.
- Eight courses required (five of these courses must be taken at Temple University):
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Foundation ECON 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 HRM 1101 Leadership and Organizational Management 3 ACCT 2103 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3-4 or ACCT 2501 Survey of Accounting MKTG 2101 Marketing Management 3 RMI 2501 Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning 3 Electives Select three of the following: 9 Intermediate Accounting I Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Visualizing Data Business Analytics: Modern Data Science Techniques Microeconomic Principles Introduction to Econometrics Game Theory and Strategic Behavior Managerial Economics Introduction to Health Services Systems Healthcare Financing and Information Technology Healthcare Quality and Risk Management Introduction to Human Resource Management Corporate Sustainability: People, Profits & Planet Power, Influence and Negotiation Leading People at Work Communicating in Organizations Leadership in the 21st Century Special Topics - Human Resource Management Fundamentals of Asian Businessor ASST 2511 Introduction to Asian Business Fundamentals of Latin American Business Fundamentals of European Business Law for Businessor LGLS 1102 Law of Contracts Special Topics - Law Digital Systems Data and Analytics Cloud Architecture Social Media Innovation Integrated Marketing Communications Professional Selling and Sales Management Digital Marketing Special Topics - Marketing Real Estate Fundamentals Real Estate Practice Introduction to Risk Management Lean Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management Principles of Supply Chain Management Transportation and Logistics Management Statistical Business Analytics (or STAT 2101) Data Analysis and Statistical Computing Survey Design and Sampling Design of Experiments and Quality Control Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact Total Credit Hours 24-25
- A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required.
- Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
- Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
- To declare or rescind this minor, visit the Fox School of Business and Management.
- Foundation courses can be completed 100% online. Many, but not all, of the electives are online.
Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.