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Curriculum Information Guide

Business Management Minor

Prof. Mary Clifford, Coordinator
Business Management Dept.
School of Business


Available to all baccalaureate majors except Business Management or Aviation Administration majors, the minor is intended for students who wish to attain a broad understanding of the foundation topics in this multifaceted field. The minor consists of 21 credits; BUS 101 – Accounting I, BUS 109 – Management Theories and Practices, and BUS131 – Marketing Principles are required, plus four Business courses (12 credits) at the 200 level or above.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will gain fundamental knowledge of basic accounting, marketing, and management principles.
  • Students will will acquire an appreciation for the role of business in society.
  • Students will develop competencies that will prepare them for further study in business or employment in a business environment.

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor.  Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count courses.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.

Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision

The Business Management Minor is not available to Business Management or Aviation Administration majors. The minor consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

Required: (9 credits)
BUS 101 Accounting I  
BUS 109 Management Theories & Practices  
BUS 131 Marketing Principles  
Electives (12 credits)
Business Management (BUS) courses at the 200-level or higher  

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.