Business is a minor designed to provide non-business majors with exposure to various disciplines within the business arena through completion of six courses. The minor is tailored with courses to maximize students’ abilities to gain knowledge and skills in a concentrated time frame. An objective of the program is to foster a minimal level of understanding of such disciplines and to acquaint students with basic skills necessary for the operation of a business that may be useful while employed in their major field of study.
Students often select this minor because of a connection with their major, simple interest in the area, or with the expectation that they may start their own business someday. Students looking to minor in business can pair this concentration with a variety of other business and non-business majors, enhancing their career opportunities. Career services can help students narrow their career focus.
Just like business majors, students who minor in business have access to several different student organizations on OU’s campus. Some student organizations are Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honors society and Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fraternity. These organizations give students the opportunity to become more involved with the student body, develop leadership skills, open doors for internships and jobs, and cultivate friendships that can last a lifetime.