Sep 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Minor


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Undergraduates with majors outside the Cox School may complete the minor in business, which is an open-enrollment program with no grade-based admission requirements. The minor in business offers courses designed to provide a general overview of business topics to complement a variety of academic interests. The minor in business requires:

  • A minimum 2.000 business and 2.000 minor in business GPA.
  • Completion of the 18 credit hours specified for the minor below.

Minor in business courses will be accepted in transfer prior to matriculation, but once a student has entered SMU, all remaining minor in business courses and a minimum of nine credit hours of business coursework must be completed through enrollment in courses offered by the faculty of the Cox School of Business .

Note: With the exception of BUSE 3310  and FINA 3312, no courses offered for the minor in business may be taken by B.B.A. majors or students enrolled in the minor in business administration. BUSE 3310  and FINA 3312 may be taken as free (nonbusiness) elective credit by B.B.A. majors and students enrolled in the minor in business administration. These courses will not count as business hours toward any B.B.A degree. Students may not receive credit for both BUSE 3310  and FINA 3312.

Course Requirements


Students must complete all credit hours toward the minor in business through enrollment in courses at SMU (or a minimum of nine credit hours for transfer students). Courses in this program are offered during summer and intersession terms at SMU’s three campuses (Dallas and Plano in Texas and Taos, New Mexico).

Students entering the minor in business with prior course credit for certain business courses may substitute the following credit hours toward the minor in business: ACCT 2301  for ACCT 2310 , BL 3335  for BL 3310 , FINA 3320  for FINA 3310 , MKTG 3340  for MKTG 3310 , and MNO 3370  for MNO 3310 . No other course substitutions are approved, and all postmatriculation courses must be completed at SMU. Students must complete all remaining courses and a minimum of nine credit hours toward the minor in business through enrollment in courses at SMU. Students must petition for course substitutions after having declared the minor in business.

To earn a minor in business, students must satisfy the following requirements:

Grading


Regular grading standards will be used. None of the courses may be completed pass/fail. A minimum 2.000 GPA on all business courses attempted is required for satisfactory completion of the minor in business.

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