Business Administration Minor Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

This minor is offered by the Business Administration Department. The minor is available to non-Business majors only. The minor requires 18 total credits selected from Accounting and Business courses. To allow familiarity with the primary functions of business, students are required to complete an accounting course, a management course, and a marketing course. To provide more depth in an area of business, students select an additional 6 credits of courses in either accounting or business; these 6 credits must be at the 3000-level or higher. It is suggested that the additional 6 credits be from a specific business function such as accounting, management, or marketing. Courses at the 1000-level are not eligible for inclusion in the minor.

Complete the following courses (18 cr):

Code Course Credits

ACC 2101

Accounting I

Take these 4 courses (12 cr):

This course examines the role that accounting information plays in decision-making and the importance of income, cash flows, and financial position to organizations. Issues are considered from a variety of users’ viewpoints. Included in the course will be (1) a focus on analytic and problem-solving skills, (2) technological and communication skill development, and (3) an awareness of ethical and public policy issues.

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word are required.

Fee Materials charge $20.



BUS 2020

Principles of Management

This course in an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and techniques of management. Students will examine classical, modern, and emerging concepts as they relate to today’s manager and the functional processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources. Learning experiences may include case studies, team experiences and simulations.

Prerequisite: BUS 1270.

Every semester


BUS 2230

Principles of Marketing

This course introduces the role of marketing as it relates to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service businesses. Topics include product development, pricing decisions, promotional consideration, and distribution options of both goods and services. Students will also examine the emerging role of electronic marketing, and its impact on today’s businesses.

Prerequisite: BUS 1270.

Every semester


BUS 2370

Business Communications

And take 6 cr of electives

Students may use any ACC, BUS, or CIS prefixed course at the 3000-level or higher to satisfy the 6 credits of electives. Up to 6 credits of ACC, BUS, or CIS internships may be used to fulfill concentration electives.

The student practices the writing skills required for a successful career in business. Special attention is given to writing letters, memoranda, reports, and resumes. This course provides fundamental skills necessary for the student’s successful completion of future business courses.

Restrictions Restrictions: Business Administration majors and minors, Computer Information Systems majors, and Writing minors (English) only

Prerequisite: ENG 1061


Total credits required: 18 cr