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

Contact Information

Main Campus

Chuck Allen, Associate Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Alter Hall, Room 369

Temple Japan Campus

William Swinton, MBA, International Business Coordinator


  • 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):
    ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
    HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
    ACCT 2103Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3-4
    or ACCT 2501 Survey of Accounting
    MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
    RMI 2501Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning3
    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 Business
    Introduction to Asian Business
    Fundamentals of Latin American Business
    Fundamentals of European Business
    Law for Business
    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 Hours24-25
  • 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.