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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.
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 & finance department for more information.
The business administration minor provides supplemental business education for students seeking degrees in programs other than business or accounting.
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 (This minor is only available to LSBE students)
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.
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 accounting & finance department for more information.
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 accounting & finance department for more information.
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 accounting & finance 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.
International Business (This minor is only available to LSBE students)
The international business minor is an interdisciplinary business minor that enhances students’ knowledge of global issues within organizations and the business environment. The minor will provide students with an increased awareness of challenges and opportunities associated with the globalization of the marketplace and the workplace.
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 management studies department for more information.
The minor in marketing is about facilitating exchanges. Visit the LSBE marketing department for more information.
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.
Sustainable Business and Organizations (This minor is only available to LSBE students)
The Sustainable Business and Organizations minor is an interdisciplinary minor, which will complement any LSBE major. Sustainability is an approach to business in which business goals are aligned with social and environmental goals. Opportunities for 21st century managers require, in addition to traditional business skills, understanding of increasingly complex social, environmental, and governance issues. Sustainability careers span a broad set of options in large companies, startups, nonprofits, and government entities.