William and Mary School of Business

Minors

Minors are offered in:
Accounting
Finance
Management & Organizational Leadership
Marketing
Process Management & Consulting

Accounting

Students pursuing a minor in accounting complete 18 credits in business.  The accounting minor provides an in-depth look into accounting practices and principles. 

Required Courses (3 credits each)
BUAD 203  Principles of Accounting
BUAD 301  Financial Reporting & Analysis

Elective Courses (3 credits each, choose two)
BUAD 302  Adv. Financial Reporting & Analysis
BUAD 303  Strategic Cost Management
BUAD 404  Auditing & Internal Controls
BUAD 405  Federal Taxation

General Business Requirements
Six additional credits must be taken from business courses numbered 300 and above.

Finance

A minor in finance requires 18 credits of introductory and advanced financial management coursework.  The finance minor provides students with a thorough background in financial practices, valuation, and financial strategy. 

Prerequisite (3 credits each)
BUAD 203  Principle of Accounting
BUAD 231  Statistics
      (or MATH 106, MATH 351, ECON 307, PSYC 301, SOCL 353, KINE 394)

Required Courses (3 credits each)
BUAD 203  Principles of Accounting
BUAD 323  Financial Management
BUAD 324  Money & Debt Markets
BUAD 325  Equity Markets & Portfolio Management
BUAD 423  Corporate Financial Strategy

Electives (3 credits each, choose one)
BUAD 417  International Finance
BUAD 419  Valuation
BUAD 421  Student Managed Investment Fund
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Applied Financial Concepts

Management & Organizational Leadership

As a minor in management & organizational leadership students complete 18 credits of introductory and advanced managerial topics. The minor integrates the various business disciplines and provides students with a strong background in management theory, organizational development, and decision making in the business environment. 

Required Course
BUAD 317  Organizational Behavior & Management (3 credits)

Required Courses  (3 credits each)
BUAD 435  Teams: Design, Selection, and Development
BUAD 437  Change Management & Organizational Transformation
BUAD 438  Leadership

General Business Requirements
Six additional credits must be taken from: BUAD 150 Freshman Seminar, BUAD 203 Principles of Accounting, and business courses numbered 300 and above.

Marketing

A minor in marketing consists of 18 credits of study, including five required courses and one additional elective. These courses focus student's understanding of marketing beyond basic principles to look more critically at advertising strategies, decision theory, marketing in a digital world, and consumer behavior. 

Prerequisites (3 credits each)
ECON 101  Microeconomics
ECON 102  Macroeconomics
BUAD 231  Statistics*
(or MATH 106, MATH 351, ECON 307, PSYC 301, SOCL 353, KINE 394)

Required Courses (3 credits each)
BUAD 203  Principles of Accounting
BUAD 311  Principles of Marketing
BUAD 446  Consumer Behavior
BUAD 448  Marketing Strategy
BUAD 452  Marketing Research

Electives (3 credits each, choose one)
BUAD 447  Customer Experience Management
BUAD 450  Global Marketing
BUAD 456  Advertising & Marketing Communications
BUAD 492  Design as Strategy
BUAD 492  Marketing and Society

* Statistics is required as a prerequisite for BUAD 452 and BUAD 442, however it may be taken after entry into the business program.

Process Management & Consulting

The process management & consulting minor consists of 19.5 credits.  The minor is designed for students interested in managing and leading within organizations, consulting with organizations, and developing the skills and tools to design more effective processes and make quicker and better decisions.

Prerequisite (3 credits)
BUAD 231  Statistics
(or MATH 106, MATH 351, ECON 307, PSYC 301, SOCL 353, KINE 394)

Required Courses (3 credits each unless otherwise noted)
BUAD 317  Organizational Behavior & Management 
BUAD 350 Introduction to Process Management & Consulting
BUAD 351  Operations Technology (1.5 credits)
BUAD 352  Information Technology (1.5 credits)
BUAD 431  Strategic Analysis & Consulting
BUAD 437  Change Management & Organization Transformation
BUAD 466  Developing Business Intelligence

Electives (1.5 credits each, unless otherwise noted.  Choose one)
BUAD 459  Lean Processes
BUAD 461  Six Sigma
BUAD 467  Adv. Data Management & Modeling
BUAD 474  Negotiation (1.5 or 3 credits)
BUAD 480  Sustainability & Green Supply Chain (1.5 or 3 credits)
BUAD 482  Project Management
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Advanced Modeling Techniques
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Consulting Fellows (4 credits)
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Healthcare Infomatics
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Social Entrepreneurship