Minor in Business Courses


Required Courses

SMU students enrolled in the Minor in Business will take four three-credit-hour required courses and two electives.

  • ACCT 2301 Introduction to Financial Accounting helps students develop an understanding of how the fundamental activities of a business enterprise are reflected in its financial statements, and how financial accounting information can be used effectively for external decision-making purposes (decisions such as investment, credit, risk management, and financing).
  • FINA 3320 Financial Management introduces students to concepts, practices, and problems surrounding financial markets, securities, and decision-making. This includes topics such as time value of money, market efficiency, evaluation of securities, and capital budgeting. 
  • MKTG 3340 Fundamentals of Marketing examines the nature of marketing decisions, the environment in which these decisions are made, and the relationship of these decisions to the firm, business, and society.
  • MNO 3370 Management of Organizations informs students about managerial behavior skills that facilitate high performance and satisfaction as well as continued self-development for all organization members.


SMU students enrolled in the Minor in Business choose two upper level business elective courses to compliment their required courses.