The JJCBE requires that you take 54 credits of non-business/non-economics electives because we want you to be a well-rounded citizen of the world who understands business within its greater context. We encourage you to identify your passions and select your electives based on what inspires and excites you. (Click here for guidance on what constitutes a non-business/non-economics course).

Check out some ideas below!

Minors

Non-Business Minors

The following selected minors outside the JJCBE might be of interest to you as a business student:

Agricultural Business Global Studies Political Science (scroll to bottom of page)
China Studies Hispanic Studies Psychology
Economics Japan Studies Sociology
Financial Engineering Latin American and Latino Studies Statistics
French and Francophone Studies Mathematics Water Resources
German Studies Photography Writing

 

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Non-Business Areas of Focus

If you are not interested in pursuing a minor, you can put together your own area of study spanning a number of disciplines. Look at the ideas below to see how you can assemble a fun set of courses that will help you explore your interests.

If you are interested in an area not listed here, talk to your academic advisor or Susan Dana, Director of the JJCBE’s Bracken Center, 110E Jabs Hall – we can work together to put together a list of courses that meets your unique interests.

Note that this list does not include JJCBE required or elective courses that may also be highly relevant to your areas of interest.

These courses might be right for you if you are interested in the arts as a business or want to develop skills that will help you in business.

In addition, the College of Arts & Architecture offers a wide range of courses in “doing art,” including in architecture (ARCH), art history (ARTH), visual arts (ARTZ), film and photography (FILM), graphic design (GDSN), interior design (IDSN), media arts (MART), media and theater arts (MTA), music education (MUSE), music (MUSI), music technology (MUST), photography (PHOT) and theater (THTR).

Few Prerequisites

GDSN 378. Guerrilla Advertising. (5 Lab) Su PREREQUISITE: GDSN 224 or consent of instructor. Marketing students encouraged to apply.

MART 145RA. Web Design. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S

MOR 301. Museum Practices. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUST 217. Entertainment Business. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: W and US core.

These courses might be for you if you’re interested in sustainable food production, nutrition or the role of food in society.

You may also want to check out two other great MSU programs:
Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems Program

Hospitality Management program, with options in restaurant management, lodging & facilities management, and food enterprise, coming in fall 2017.

Few Prerequisites

AGBE 210IS. Economics of Ag Business. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

AGBE 315. Ag in a Global Context. 3 Credits. (2 Lec) S to be offered alternate years. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or BIOB 110 or ANSC 262 and consent of instructor. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

AGBE 321. Economics of Ag Marketing.  (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251IS. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

CAA 491. Special Topics-Farm to Market: An Interdisciplinary Design Lab.  (3 Lab) F
[Cross-listed with BMKT 491 w/ Dr. Caroline Graham Austin]. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.

HSTA 409. Food in America.  (3 Lec) S, alternate years, to be offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH.

NASX 415. Native Food Systems. 3 Credits. (1 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: NASX 105D or NASX 232D and upper division standing.

NUTR 221CS. Basic Human Nutrition.  (3 Lec) F,S,Su

NUTR 226. Food Fundamentals. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: NUTR 221CS.

NUTR 227. Food Fundamentals Lab. (2 Lab) S. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: NUTR 226 or equivalent course.

NUTR 351. Nutrition and Society. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: NUTR 221CS.

PSCI 436. Politics of Food & Hunger. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: PSCI 230D and Junior standing.

SFBS 146. Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems. (3 Lec) S

SFBS 296. Practicum: Towne's Harvest. (1 Lec, 2 Lab) Su. PREREQUISITE: SFBS 146 or permission of instructor.

SFBS 429. Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS, or FCS 138 or FCS 239 and senior standing or permission of instructor.

More Prerequisites

SFBS 445R. Culinary Marketing: Farm/Table.  (1 Lec, 2 Lab) Su PREREQUISITE: FCS 371, NUTR 221CS, NUTR 226, NUTR 227, and NUTR 322 or permission of instructor.

SFBS 451R. Sustainable Food Systems. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: FCS 371, NUTR 221CS and senior standing or consent of instructor.

SFBS 466. Food System Resilience, Vulnerability and Transformation. (3 lec) S. PREREQUISITE: SFBS 146, SFBS 298, NUTR 221CS, NUTR 226

These courses could be for you if you are interested in health care policy, the delivery of health care, or the role of health care in our society. These courses could provide a great background if you want to go into a career in health care management.

Few Prerequisites

AHMS 158. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare.  (2 Lec) S

CHTH 210. Foundations in Community Health. (3 Lec) F

CHTH 325. Economic & Public Policies in Aging. (3 Lec) S

CHTH 430. Mental Health & Social Issues in Aging. (3 Lec)

FCS 359. Theories and Skills for the Human Services. (3 Lec) F,S. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in Health and Human Development major or consent of instructor.

HTH 455. The Ethic of Care.  (3 Lec) F,S,Su On Demand. PREREQUISITE: FCS 101, PSYX 100 or SOCI 101IS and junior standing.

NRSG 387R. Research in Health Care.(2 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S. PREREQUISITE: STAT 216Q or Consent of Instructor.

NRSG 418. Hlth Policy/Hlth Care Econ Cln. (1 Lec, 1 Rct) S

NRSG 479. Population Health & Leadership. 6 Cr. (4 Lec, 2 Lab) S

SOCI 380. Sociology of Health & Medicine. (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS.

More Prerequisites

CHTH 428. Health Disparities. (3 Lec) S
PREREQUISITE: CHTH 210 and FCS 371.

CHTH 443. Program Evaluation for Community Health.  (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITES: CHTH 210, CHTH 317, and FCS 371.

CHTH 445. Program Planning for CH. 3 Cr. (2 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: CHTH 210, CHTH 317, FCS 371 and senior standing in community health major or consent of instructor.

FCS 465R. Family Law & Public Policy. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: FCS 263, FCS 371 or equivalent, senior standing or permission of instructor.

HADM 445. Managing Healthcare Organizations. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: CHTH 210 or KIN 105 and junior standing.

NRSG 435. Spirituality in Healthcare. 2 Cr. (2 Ind) F,S. PREREQUISITES: PSYX 100 and NRSG 115 or consent of instructor.

These courses are offered either jointly by several departments or by instructors who eagerly seek students from multiple disciplines. All of the courses listed here are actively seeking business students. Stay tuned for additions to this list as more such courses are offered at MSU in the future. 

Please note that CAA 491 and CAA 490 are both cross-listed as business courses (BMKT 491, Farm-to Market, and BMKT 490, Innovative Ideation) and so will NOT count as non-business credits.

CAA 491. Special Topics-Farm to Market: An Interdisciplinary Design Lab. 3 Credits. (3 Lab) F [Cross listed with BMKT 491 w/ Dr. Caroline Graham Austin]
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.

CAA 490, Cross-listed with BMKT 491, Innovative Ideation.

EGEN 310R. Multidisciplinary Engineering Design. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in an Engineering curriculum or consent of instructor.

GDSN 378. Guerrilla Advertising (5 Lab) Su PREREQUISITE: GDSN 224 or consent of instructor. Marketing students encouraged to apply.

This category is for you if you are interested in international affairs, policy and/or other cultures.

The JJCBE offers an International Business Minor, http://catalog.montana.edu/undergraduate/business/business-minors/international-business-minor/. The minor requires several electives from a long list of non-business courses which is a great resource if you are interested in international business even if you don’t want to complete the minor. The list is available at http://www.montana.edu/business/current-students/documents/worksheets/international-business-minor.pdf.

You may also want to check out the list of minors at MSU because several of them have international content including languages and global studies.

These are good courses to take if you’re interested in law school or just want to explore the roles of law and policy in our society. If you are interested in law school, we recommend you also go to Pre-Law Advising at MSU.

Few Prerequisites

AGBE 337. Agricultural Law. (3 Lec) F,S
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

HSTA 102IH. American History II. 4 Cr. (3 Lec) F,S. An examination of the United States after the Civil War through the 20th Century.

HSTA 320. Birth of Modern US: 1865-1945 (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101IH or HSTR 102IH.

HSTA 322. Am History: WWII to Present (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: HSTA 102IH.

NRSM 430. Natural Resource Law (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, WRIT 201 or WRIT 221, or consent of instructor.

PSCI 210IS. Introduction to American Government (3 Lec) F,S,Su

PSCI 214IS. Principles of Political Science  (3 Lec) F

PSCI 471. American Constitutional Law (3 Lec) S alternate years. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and PSCI 210IS.

SOCI 221IS. Criminal Justice System (3 Lec) On Demand

SOCI 313. Princ of Crim Law & Procedure (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS.

SOCI 335. Juvenile Justice System (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS or SOCI 221.

SOCI 357. Occupational/Corporate Crime (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS.

SOCI 435. Law and Society (3 Lec) PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS.

SOCI 436. Law and Inequality (3 Lec) PREREQUISITE: SOCI 101IS.

More Prerequisites

FCS 465R. Family Law & Public Policy.  (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: FCS 263, FCS 371 or equivalent, senior standing or permission of instructor.

PSCI 306. Legislative Process. (3 Lec) S alternate years. PREREQUISITE: PSCI 200, 210IS, 214IS, 260.

PSCI 346. American Presidency. (3 Lec) F alternate years. PREREQUISITE: PSCI 200, 210IS, 214IS, 240.

This area includes courses in a wide range of subjects from science to economics, history and policy. These courses might be for you if you’re interested in the natural world and conservation.

Few Prerequisites

AGSC 465R. Health, Agriculture, Poverty. 4 Cr. (1 Lab) F. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in student's major.

BIOB 170IN. Principles of Biological Diversity. (3 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S

BIOE 103CS. Environmental Science and Society. (3 Lec) F,S

BIOE 416. Alpine Ecology. (1 Lec, 2 Lab) Su. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, BIOB 170IN.

BIOE 421. Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) Su. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, and either BIOB 100IN or BIOB 170IN.

ECNS 132. Econ & the Environment. (3 Lec) On demand PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

ECNS 332. Econ of Natural Resources. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251IS. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

ENSC 110. Lnd Res Environ Sciences. (3 Lec) F

ENSC 272CS. Water Resources. (3 Lec) F

GPHY 329. Environment and Society (3 Lec) F

GPHY 402. Water and Society. (3 Lec) F, odd years. PREREQUISITE: Junior, senior, or graduate student standing.

HSTA 470. American Environmental History. (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH.

HSTR 467. History of Mountaineering. (3 Sem) S. PREREQUISITES: Any HSTA 1XX or HSTR 1XX

HSTR 484. World Environmental History. (3 Lec) F,S alternate years. PREREQUISITE: Any lower division HSTR (non-American) course.

NRSM 101. Natural Resource Conservation. (3 Lec) F

NRSM 240. Natural Resource Ecology. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F. PREREQUISITE: NRSM 101.

NRSM 421. Holistic Thought/Mgmt. (4 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.

NRSM 430. Natural Resource Law. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, WRIT 201 or WRIT 221, or consent of instructor.

PHL 322. Philosophy & Environmental Ethics (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: Previous course in Philosophy or consent of instructor.

More Prerequisites

BIOE 370. General Ecology (equiv to 270). (3 Lec) F,S. PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN; M 121Q or M 161Q or M 171Q; Recommended: STAT 216Q or BIOB 318.

BIOE 375. Ecological Responses to Climate Change. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160, and BIOB 170IN, and BIOE 370 or NRSM 240.

BIOE 405. Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology.. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: BIOE 370.

BIOE 428. Freshwater Ecology. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: BIOE 370 or consent of instructor.

BIOE 439. Stream Ecology (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F. PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170, CHMY 121 or CHMY 141, and PHSX 205.

BIOE 440R. Conservation Biology.. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: BIOE 370, STAT 216Q and STAT 217.

BIOE 445. Macrosystems ecology: Linking plants, animals, and ecosystems across scales. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: BIOE 370

PSCI 362. Natural Resource Policy. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: PSCI 200, 210IS.

You might enjoy these courses if you’re interested in a career in outdoor recreation such as the fishing or skiing industries.  Consider also the courses listed in Natural Resources Management/Environmental Science (see above)

You may also want to check out MSU’s new Hospitality Management program, with options in restaurant management, lodging & facilities management, and food enterprise, coming in fall 2017.

Few Prerequisites

ERTH 212RN. Yellowstone: Scientific Lab. 4 Cr. (3 Lec) F .

ERTH 303. Weather and Climate. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: ERTH 101IN.

GPHY 121D. Human Geography. (3 Lec) F

GPHY 141D. Geography of World Regions. (3 Lec) F,S,Su

GPHY 325. Cultural Geography. (3 Lec) F alternate years, to be offered odd years.
PREREQUISITE: GPHY 121D

HSTR 467. History of Mountaineering. (3 Sem) S. PREREQUISITES: Any HSTA 1XX or HSTR 1XX

NRSM 101. Natural Resource Conservation. (3 Lec) F

PHL 322. Philosophy & Environmental Ethics. (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: Previous course in Philosophy or consent of instructor.

More Prerequisites

ENSC 448. Stream Restoration Ecology. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F. PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170, and either NRSM 240 or BIOE 370 or consent of instructor.

GPHY 461. Tourism Planning. (3 Lec) S alternate years, to be offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: GPHY 284 and GPHY 365.

“Sustainability” means different things to different people, but the basic concept is how to live without doing harm to the natural and human environments. The courses listed here come from a wide range of disciplines, so if you’re interested in sustainability chances are good you’ll find some courses that appeal to you.

Visit http://www.montana.edu/sustainability/ for MSU sustainability efforts and activities.

Few Prerequisites

BMGT 410. Sustainable Business Practices. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: Junior standing; for business majors: BMGT 335, BMKT 325, and formal admission to the College of Business; for non-business majors: consent of instructor. [Note that this is a business course and therefore will not count toward your non-business/non-economics credits requirements.]

ECNS 132. Econ & the Environment. (3 Lec) On demand. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS. [This course will not count toward your required non-business/non-economics credits.]

GPHY 326. Geography of Energy Resources. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITES: GPHY 121D OR GPHY 141D

GPHY 329. Environment and Society. (3 Lec) F

GPHY 402. Water and Society. (3 Lec) F, odd years. PREREQUISITE: Junior, senior, or graduate student standing.

HSTA 470. American Environmental History. (3 Lec). PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH.

HSTR 467. History of Mountaineering. (3 Sem) S. PREREQUISITES: Any HSTA 1XX or HSTR 1XX

HSTR 484. World Environmental History. (3 Lec) F,S alternate years. PREREQUISITE: Any lower division HSTR (non-American) course.

LS 411. Sustainability & Human Values. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing & "Q" core course

NRSM 101. Natural Resource Conservation. (3 Lec) F

PHL 322. Philosophy & Envirnmntl Ethics. (3 Lec) PREREQUISITE: Previous course in Philosophy or instructor consent.

PSCI 406. The Political Economy of Energy. (3 Lec) F alternate years. PREREQ: Junior standing or instructor consent.

RBPF 124. Res Green Design Build. (2 Lec) F. COREQUISITE COURSE: RBPF 100

RBPF 170. Renewable Energy Concepts. (2 Lec) PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.

SFBS 146. Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems. (3 Lec) S

SFBS 429. Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health. (3 Lec) F. PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS, or FCS 138 or FCS 239 and senior standing or permission of instructor.

More Prerequisites

AGSC 428. Sustainable Cropping Systems. (3 Lec) S. PREREQUISITE: ENSC 245IN and either AGSC 341 or AGSC 342 or consent of instructor.

SFBS 445R. Culinary Marketing: Farm/Table (1 Lec, 2 Lab) Su. PREREQUISITE: FCS 371, NUTR 221CS, NUTR 226, NUTR 227, and NUTR 322 or permission of instructor.

SFBS 451R. Sustainable Food Systems. (3 Lec) S. PREREQ: FCS 371, NUTR 221CS & senior standing or instructor consent.

SFBS 466. Food System Resilience, Vulnerability and Transformation. (3 lec) S. PREREQUISITE: SFBS 146, SFBS 298, NUTR 221C, NUTR 226