Business Administration (20BMM)


Students who fulfill the requirements for the undergraduate Minor in Business Administration will gain an understanding of the language and basic concepts of business, fundamentals of economics, and core concepts of financial accounting. Expanding on that core foundation, students will pursue a focus in either general management or entrepreneurship. The Minor in Business Administration requires 18 hours of coursework with a 2.0 GPA in minor coursework.

Course Requirements- Business Administration Core (9 credit hours) *

  • MIE 201 – Introduction to Business Processes (3 cr)
  • EC 205 (C- or better) – Fundamentals of Economics ** (3 cr)
  • ACC 200 or ACC 210 (C- or better) – Introduction to Managerial Accounting or Concepts of Financial Reporting (3 cr)

** EC 205 may be replaced by (EC 201 or ARE 201 with C- or better).

Requirements – General Management Focus (9 hours total)

Choose any three (3) of the following courses:

  • BUS 305/MIE 305 Legal and Regulatory Environment (3 cr)
  • MIE 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr)
  • BUS 320 Financial Management (3 cr) (ACC 210 a prerequisite)
  • MIE 330 Human Resource Management (3 cr)
  • BUS 340 Information Systems Management (3 cr) ***
  • BUS 360 Marketing Methods (3 cr)
  • BUS 370 Operations Management (3 cr)

Requirements – Entrepreneurship Focus (9 hours total)

  • MIE 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr)

Plus any two of the following courses:

  • MIE 410 Business Opportunity Analysis (3cr)
  • MIE 411 Managing the Growth Venture (3cr)
  • MIE 412 Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs
  • MIE 413 New Venture Planning
  • MIE 416 The Legal Dynamics of Entrepreneurship
  • MIE 418 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • MIE 419 Entrepreneurship Practicum


  • Admission to the minor is competitive. Applicants are considered based on overall academic performance. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have completed at least 30 hours of coursework (not including courses currently in progress), with at least 15 successfully completed at NC State. Meeting these eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the Minor in Business Administration.
  • Accounting majors may complete the Minor in Business Administration– Entrepreneurship Focus, but may not complete the Minor in Business Administration– General Management Focus.
  • Application deadlines: July 1 and December 1.
  • Notification: Students will be notified one month after the application deadline regarding the status of their application.


Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their Minor coursework to be certified for a minor. Students may not take Minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) basis. No more than six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward minor requirements. The Office of Undergraduate Programs, 2150 Nelson Hall must approve any transfer credits taken toward the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Contact Person

Undergraduate Programs Office
Box 8614
2150 Nelson Hall
SIS Code: 20BMM