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Complement your major with a minor from LSBE. Open to any major within UMD, a minor from an LSBE program will bring your education to the next level.

Accounting
The minor in accounting is valuable to students who want to understand the accounting process and its applications in modern society. The minor offers training for entry into positions in government, industry, and social service organizations that require an understanding of accounting but not the depth provided by the B.Acc. degree program. Visit the LSBE accounting department for more information.

Business Administration
The business administration minor provides supplemental business education for students seeking degrees in programs other than business or accounting. Visit the Certificate in Business Administration page for more information.

Economics
The economics minor provides a basic overview of economics for students interested in a complementary discipline. Visit the LSBE economics department for more information.

Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurship minor is an interdisciplinary business minor that augments any degree program in which students learn about product/idea generation, resource acquisition, and aspects of entrepreneurial and new venture management. The minor provides knowledge and skills to develop new products, services, and organizations providing social and economic value. The minor is designed to supplement any major such that students acquire capabilities needed to mobilize the support necessary for the creation of new products and services and/or the creation of one's own company. Visit the LSBE management studies department for more information.

Finance
The minor in finance can be used as a complement to a related discipline. It provides a comprehensive overview of the theories and common practices in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, and the management of financial institutions. Visit the LSBE finance and management information sciences department for more information.

Financial Markets
LSBE candidates or economics majors may wish to apply for the financial markets minor program, an intensive academic and experiential preparation for careers in the financial services industry. Students interested in this program are strongly encouraged to meet with the Financial Markets Program Director. Visit the LSBE finance and management information sciences department for more information.

Financial Planning
The financial planning minor is designed to be a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) board-registered program so it can be used to fulfill the education requirements for the CFP certification. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the CFP Board of Standard certification examination, leading to the professional CFP designation. Visit the LSBE finance and management information sciences department for more information.

Health Care Management
The health care management minor teaches students about the health care system and how to apply management, economic, and legal methods to solve health care service problems. A minor in health care management complements the existing business majors, particularly for students who would like to apply their skills and knowledge in the health care sector. Visit the LSBE economics department for more information.

Management
The management minor provides a general overview of theories and practices that adds value to the business education of students. Visit the LSBE management studies department for more information.

Management Information Systems
The MIS minor provides a general overview of the design, implementation, and management of information systems in business. Visit the LSBE finance and management information sciences department for more information.

Marketing
The minor in marketing is about facilitating exchanges. Visit the LSBE marketing department for more information.

Marketing Analytics
Marketing analytics is the systematic study of customer data to optimize customer utility, while simultaneously improving the return on marketing and business investments. The term analytics refers to the application of statistical techniques to large databases to convert data into information and actionable recommendations. Analytics can also be used to study an organization's purchase and sales data to understand the value of different customer segments and create more accurate customer response and demand forecasting models. Analytics can provide critical and timely input to managerial decision making to make it more data driven and, ultimately, more effective. LSBE's minor in marketing analytics for non-LSBE students is designed for students with strong mathematics and statistics backgrounds. The marketing analytics minor builds upon these quantitative skills and develops data analysis skills and business knowledge. Visit the LSBE marketing department for more information.