Minors & Certificates

Want to add value to your degree?
Develop your competitive edge? 
Consider one of the five minors offered by the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE). 
Most minors offered to students from any major


Accounting: The Accounting Minor is open to all students, with the exception of students pursuing a business degree with an accounting option.  The coursework will help students understand the role accounting plays in business decisions. Students who minor in accounting will learn how to prepare and analyze income statements, balance sheets, cost/managerial reports, and tax returns.

Business Administration: Gain critical insights into business operations and strategy from accounting, finance, management and marketing coursework. The Business Administration Minor will provide fundamental knowledge and exposure to key business concepts. This minor is open to all non-business students.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management: This rigorous minor is designed to provide students with perspective and skills to pursue a successful entrepreneurial career through the Alderson Program in Entrepreneurship (coursework) and direct experience with entrepreneurs and MSU scientists in The JJCBE Center for Entrepreneurship. Both the Alderson Program and the Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West have received national recognition for innovative design and effectiveness. Enrollment in this minor is open to business and non-business students.

Finance: Enrollment in the finance minor is open to business and non-business students.  Program objectives include: 1) To provide the tools for financial decision making, including time value of money techniques, asset valuation, and capital budgeting analysis. 2) To develop in students an analytical perspective in problem solving. 3) To provide flexibility to design one’s own program through choice of electives.

International Business: Develop skills and knowledge necessary for a career in international business by focusing on coursework for your own particular interest in modern languages, political science, geography, history, and economics. Click here for the International Business minor worksheet.


Business Certificate: The Business Certificate is for non-business majors who want an overview of business concepts in order to enhance their future career success, but do not want to pursue a full 30-credit business minor. The goal of the certificate is to enable non-business students to learn how to apply fundamental concepts in economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing to solve basic business problems. The certificate consists of a total of 18 credits (5 required courses and 1 elective) plus an assessment test. It is not available to business majors or to students pursuing a business administration minor.

The Business Certificate consists of five required courses that introduce students to basic concepts in economics, business, accounting, finance, management and marketing, plus one elective.

Click here for: Minors & Certificates Informational Handout

Click here for: Business Certificate Flyer