Business Minor

Prepare to be a leader as soon as you enter the job market with a minor in business.

Business minors at Oakland University expand their career options by boosting the power of their undergraduate majors. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying art history or dance, majoring in computer science or engineering, or earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. You’ll learn ways to meld your passion with your job goals. Oakland’s minor in business equips you with leadership and business-critical problem solving skills, along with the strategic and managerial insight that’s necessary to run an organization. You’ll graduate with a powerful bachelor’s degree in your chosen field, enhanced with the business skills to put it to use.

Business minors at Oakland University expand their career options by boosting the power of their undergraduate majors. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying art history or dance, majoring in computer science or engineering, or earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. You’ll learn ways to meld your passion with your job goals. Oakland’s minor in business equips you with leadership and business-critical problem solving skills, along with the strategic and managerial insight that’s necessary to run an organization. You’ll graduate with a powerful bachelor’s degree in your chosen field, enhanced with the business skills to put it to use.

Business Minors: The Oakland University Advantage

The School of Business Administration (SBA) at Oakland delivers unique opportunities and resources beyond the classroom to enhance your course instruction, from guest speakers who impart their unique business perspectives to events that foster networking and career enrichment.

The business minor helps you maximize the value of your major by providing:

  • Renowned faculty. You’ll take courses from faculty who are well known and highly accomplished in their business fields. They’ll mentor and guide you in pursuing real-world projects that enhance a minor in business
  • Focused career advising. You’ll benefit from the expertise of our dedicated business school career services professionals when you’re ready to explore what can you do with a minor in business. They’re committed to helping business minors like you apply your skills to your future career or graduate education.
  • Immersive labs and facilities. As a minor in business, you’ll have the same access to our advanced labs and hands-on learning facilities as our business majors. Learn about cyber security in the Security Network Instructional Lab. Monitor the markets in the Business Data Analysis Lab. And find quiet places to study in our computer lab and breakout rooms.
  • Engaging student clubs. You can bring your unique perspective to any number of active student organizations that welcome business minors and majors alike. Gain greater insight into what you can do with a business minor through activities hosted by organizations such as Entrepreneurs in Action, Collegiate DECA, American Marketing Association, and Ideas 2 Business.
  • A location with great opportunities. Metro Detroit offers professional connections with numerous large and small organizations where you can flex your new business minor skills. You’ll enjoy easy access to internships and experiential learning opportunities at companies such as Continental, Delphi Technologies, United Shore and the Rock Family of Companies.

What Can You Do with a Minor in Business?

Business minors are prepared with the core understanding needed to follow their passions and exceed their career goals. You can launch your own business after you graduate, or you can join an established company and help it grow through jobs in advertising, community or public relations, sales and marking, HR, wellness, and more.

Previous undergraduates with a minor in business have put their knowledge to work at companies such as:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Carhartt
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Google
  • Penske Corporation
  • Quicken Loans
  • Whirlpool Corporation

Minor in Business: What You’ll Learn

You can enhance almost any major with a minor in business management. At Oakland University, we’ll give you the business context you need to be a leader by helping you build vital skills such as:

  • Business modeling
  • Capacity planning
  • Financial planning and statement preparation
  • Information systems development
  • Managerial decision making
  • Marketing and analysis
  • Operations management
  • Problem solving

You’ll build these core competencies in undergraduate courses about the global economy, developing new business venture ideas, organizational behavior, and legal matters relevant to business, among others.

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