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Undergraduate Management Minors

Undergraduate Management Minors

The Management department offers several programs for the completion of an interdisciplinary minor. The required semester hours for each minor program are included, along with a description of the nature and goals of the minor program.

Available Minors

  • Minor in Corporate Management (18 Semester Hours)
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship (18 Semester Hours)
  • Minor in General Business (18 Semester Hours)
  • Minor in International Studies (18 Semester Hours)

Course Requirements for Minors

Minor in Corporate Management (18 Semester Hours)

A minor in corporate management offers a focused examination of management skills and business practices used within the corporate business world. This minor allows interested students to explore in greater detail the issues and challenges of corporate management, and gain insight and understanding that will convey considerable value in the business management environment.

  • Project Management, MGT 390
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability, MGT 350
  • Quality Management, MGT 340
  • Organizational Leadership, MGT 360
  • Transforming Organizations, MGT 497
  • Crisis Management, MGT 497
  • Groups & Teams, MGT 497
  • International Management & Business, MGT 380

Minor in Entrepreneurship (18 Semester Hours)

This minor is tailored for students that desire to gain skills and insight into successful entrepreneurial practices. The courses are designed to expose the student to a number of entrepreneurial topics, and will impart knowledge that will enable them to understand and plan for issues that face startups and new businesses.

  • Project Management, MGT 390
  • New Venture Management, MGT 370
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy, MGT 308
  • The Entrepreneur, MGT 330
  • Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital, FIN 420
  • Social Media & Public Relations, MGT 497
  • Marketing Research, MKT 436
  • Innovation & Production Management, MGT 497
  • Internet Marketing, MGT 497
  • Family Business, MGT 497

Minor in General Business (18 Semester Hours)

  • Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 221
  • ECO 230
  • 12 semester hours of advanced business courses are required
  • The following courses are recommended. These provide for broad business topic coverage and are prerequisites for the MBA Program. This minor is not available to business majors.
    • Legal Environment of Business, BA 301
    • ECO 302
    • Principles of Management, MGT 305
    • MKT 306

Minor in International Business (21 SH)

The minor in International Business is an innovative undergraduate program, both interdisciplinary and international in its orientation, offered by the College of Business & Technology at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The International Business minor is designed to broaden the scope of traditional business education and, in a broader sense, it seeks to establish a foundation for increasing students’ awareness of the global competitiveness of American corporations and industries. International business communities are becoming increasingly intertwined, which creates an atmosphere in which long-term strategies and daily management decisions are heavily influenced by such challenging international factors as exchange rates, trade and foreign investment regulations, cross-cultural differences, and the opening of world markets. The International Business minor offers you the opportunity to establish an international business, culture, and language knowledge base which will prepare you to meet global business challenges.

  • Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 221
  • ECO 230
  • International Business, BA 420
  • GLB/Global Consumer Behavior, MKT 467
  • GLB/ International Economics/Finance, ECO 428
  • 6 semester hours from
    • Elementary Spanish I, SPA 131
    • Elementary Spanish II, 132
    • Political Economy, PSCI 335
  • OR 6 semester hours from foreign study programs approved by the major advisor

Minor in International Studies (18 Semester Hours)

  • HIST 263
  • One of the following
    • European Political System, PSCI 331
    • GLB/Non-European Political Systems, PSCI 333
    • GLB/International Relations, PSCI 438
  • One of the following
    • International Business, MKT 420
    • GLB/ International Economics/Finance, ECO 428
  • 3 semester hours from
    • Modern Europe, 1848-1991, HIST 333
    • History of Modern East Asia, HIST 365
    • Colonial Latin America, HIST 375
    • Latin America in the Modern Period, HIST 385
  • 6 semester hours from two Foreign Language courses
  • OR 6 semester hours from non U.S. History, non U.S. Political Science, and/or, non U.S. Geography and/or from foreign study programs sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Long Range Schedule

We know that planning your degree can seem overwhelming, but not to worry! You can look and plan ahead using the Undergraduate Long Range Schedule.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

You can learn more about our courses by visiting the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Descriptions of New Graduate Minor Courses

Mgt 330 The Entrepreneur

This course is geared towards gaining theoretical and applied understanding of the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial lifestyle. In particular, this course addresses the implications of personality, attitudes, ethical challenges, environmental scanning and opportunity recognition mind-frame, biases and heuristics, decision-making processes, on the life of an entrepreneur.

Mgt 350 Corporate Governance and Sustainability

The class presents an in-depth examination of the issues related to corporate governance in an ethical society. General theories of governance provide a foundation for an examination of the role governance decisions play in promoting the long-run sustainability of the community in which the firm operates. Global comparative analysis will help identify best practices in internal and external governance mechanisms.

Mgt 370 New Venture Management

The purpose of this course is to teach students about the opportunity recognition, analysis and exploitation process. Students will learn to scan the environment for opportunities and develop a business plan to help assess the opportunity (market research, market segmentation, industry, competition and financial analysis) and to develop comprehensive plans to exploit the identified opportunity (marketing, operation and financial plan).

Mgt 390 Project Management (Fall)

This course is geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of project management based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute. In particular, students will learn about scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication and procurement management and develop a comprehensive project plan accordingly.

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